This is the official blog of Northern Arizona slam poet Christopher Fox Graham. Begun in 2002, and transferred to blogspot in 2006, FoxTheBlog has recorded more than 670,000 hits since 2009. This blog cover's Graham's poetry, the Arizona poetry slam community and offers tips for slam poets from sources around the Internet. Read CFG's full biography here. Looking for just that one poem? You know the one ... click here to find it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Christopher Fox Graham features at the FlagSlam Poetry Slam on Sept. 9

To kick off the 2010-11 slam season in Northern Arizona, Christopher Fox Graham will feature at the FlagSlam Poetry Slam at 8 p.m., on Sept. 9, at Tacos Locos, 21 Beaver St., Flagstaff.

Graham is the longest serving slam poet in Northern Arizona.

Graham was one of the first slam poets in Flagstaff in 2001 and represented Northern Arizona on the Flagstaff team at five National Poetry Slams in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and 2010. He has hosted and competed in poetry slams and open mics in Sedona since 2004.

Graham was one of six co-organizers of Sedona's annual GumptionFest and has served as poetry coordinator for all five festivals since 2006.

Graham has performed in 40 states, Toronto, Dublin, Ireland, and London, and wrote the now infamous “Peach” poem. He has performed poetry at slam stages, high schools, colleges and universities throughout Northern Arizona.

Poets who compete will win points toward qualification for the 2011 FlagSlam Grand Slam, and a chance to compete at the 22nd National Poetry Slam, held this year in Boston in August 2011.

Founded in Chicago by construction worker and poet Marc “So What?” Smith in 1984, poetry slam is a competitive artistic sport. Poetry slam has become an international artistic sport, with more than 100 major poetry slams in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe.

FlagSlam Poetry Slam
Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Tacos Locos
21 Beaver St.
Flagstaff, AZ

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