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Saturday, July 7, 2012

The poets and teams at the 2012 National Poetry Slam

The poets and teams at the 2012 National Poetry Slam. The numbers are merely alphabetical order placeholders.


Much thanks to Danny Strack's 2012 NPS Scouting Report

1 Nitty Gritty Slam (Albany, N.Y.):
Shannon Shoemaker, Elizag, Kevin Peterson, Poetic Visionz, Coach: Mojavi, Slammaster: Thom Francis, Daniel Nester Mary
New England/N Beast
http://albanypoets.com/2012/05/help-team-nitty-gritty-go-to-national-poetry-slam-in-charlotte/

2 ABQ Slams (Albuquerque, N.M.):
Jessica Helen Lopez, Khalid Binsunni, Damien Flores, Zachary Kluckman, Alternate: Eva Crespin and NJ Casey, Slammaster: Damien Flores, Kenn Rodriquez
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/kennrodriguez.poet
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_133873645144

3 Loser Slam (Asbury Park, N.J.):
Joshua Ballard, Greg Murray, Nicolas Cabrera, Dan Sanchez, Slammaster: Nicole Homer
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/loserslam

4 Art Amok! (Atlanta, Ga.):
Jonathan Samuel Eddie, Hillary Kobernick Watson, Marshall “Gripp” Gillson, Gabe Moses, Malika Hadley Freydberg, Slammaster: Karen “Karen G”
Southern Fried

5 Austin NeoSoul (Austin, Texas):
Shae Harris, LaLove Robinson, Danny Strack, Zai, “Korim” Jonathon Sterling, Coach: Ebony Stewart , Slammaster: Brian “B-Fran” Francis
Southwest Shoot Out

6 Austin Slam at Spiderhouse (Austin, Texas):
Good Ghost Bill, Kevin W. Burke, Margaret Ruth Olson, Keith Ruckus, Zachary Caballero Coach: Christopher Michael , Slammaster: Danny Strack
Southwest Shoot Out

7 Eclectic Truth (Baton Rouge, La.):
Chancelier Xero Skidmore, Jonathan Brown, Desireé V. Dallagiacomo, Rodrick Minor, Donney Rose, Slammaster: Jocelyn Young
Southern Fried

8 Boise Poetry Slam, Big Tree Arts - Delux (Boise, Idaho):
Cheryl Maddalena, Ross Hargreaves, Conor Hatchett Harris, Matthew Freeman, Alex Hatter, Slammaster: Cheryl Maddalena
Pac Coast/Big Sur
http://www.boisepoetry.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

9 Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge (Boston, Mass.):
Kemi Alabi, Antonia Lassar, Omoizele Okoawo, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Melissa Newman-Evans, Slammaster: Simone Beaubien Mckendy/April Ranger
New England/N Beast
http://bostonpoetryslam.com/

10 Lizard Lounge; Boston/Cambridge (Boston, Mass.):
Porsha Rashidaat J. Olayiwola, Janae Johnson, Rudy Rudacious, TheIncredible Christopher Johnson!, Slammaster: Jeff Robinson
New England/N Beast
http://poetryjam.org/slam/

11 Verbal Slap at the Poetz Realms (Bridgeport, Conn.):
Midnight, Hawk, Baub, Coach: Frederick Douglass , Slammaster: Croilot Carlos, “Kwalo” Semexant
New England/N Beast
www.facebook.com/poetzrealm
http://www.gofundme.com/maddk

12 Bulington Slam Project (Bulington, Ontario, Canada):
Kay’la Fraser, Truth Is…, Tomy Bewick, Lip Balm, Alternate: Dan aka Dan Murray aka Dan, Slammaster: Tomy Bewick
Canadian
http://burlingtonslam.wordpress.com/

13 Charlotte Respect Da Mic (Charlotte, N.C.):
Blk Swan, CP Maze, EyeAmBic, Mania, Slammaster: Rochelle “Blaqbaree” Stanley
Southern Fried
www.respectdamic.org

14 SlamCharlotte (Charlotte, N.C.):
Ed Mabrey, Christopher Shawn Barker, Filmore Johnson, Boris Rogers, Twenty20, Slammaster: Boris “Bluz” Rogers
Southern Fried
http://www.slamcharlotte.com

15 Green Mill (Chicago) (Chicago, Ill.):
Eric Sirota, Shelly Giezler, Rik Vazquez, Marty McConnell, Slammaster: Marc “So What” Smith
Midwest/Rustbelt

16 Mental Graffiti (Chicago, Ill.):
Anthony Michael Cooremans, Patrick Pressl, Stephanie Lane Sutton, Billy Tuggle, Coach: Emily Rose, Slammaster: Emily Rose
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Graffiti/42614196497

17 Lake Effect Poetry, formerly Dragons Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio):
T.M. Göttl, Mello da Poet, Carla Thompson, Cory Mikesell, Alternate: Skylark Bruce, Slammaster: Vertigo Xi'an Xavier
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.lakeeffectpoetry.com/

18 Writer's Block (Colombus, Ohio):
Gina Blaurock, Hanif Abdurraqib, Rose M Smith, Vernell Bristow, Slammaster: Scott Woods
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://writersblockpoetry.rewritingovid.net/Current.php

19 Writing Wrongs (Colombus, Ohio):
Siaara ControverSi Freeman, AKeemjamal Rollins, Ethan Rivera, Rachel Wiley, Arianna Cheree McCall, Slammaster: Will Evans
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.facebook.com/groups/109154669177635/

20 Dallas Poetry Slam (Dallas, Texas):
Awaji Johnson, Candy, Twain, Lgb Jay Sentino, Slammaster: Rock Baby
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.wordspace.us/past_events/

21 Java Monkey (Decatur, Ga.):
Marques “Quez” Linly, Daryl Funn, Miss Haze, Brian Patillo, Fit Linly, Slammaster: Daryl “MistaFunn” Funn
Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/JavaMonkeySlam

22 SlamNUBA (Denver, Colo.):
Jovan Mays, Kenya Mahogany Pollard, Jozer Guerrero, Alejandro Jimenez, Suzi Q. Smith Alternate: D. Brooks, Slammaster: Suzi Q Smith
Southwest Shoot Out

23 Mercury Café aka Denver Merc (Denver, Colo.):
Ian Dougherty, Rebecca Preston, Trevor Liam-Byrne Smith, Eddie Eifler, Kylee Wellons Alternate: Kayla Price Coach: Bianca Mikahn , Slammaster: Bianca Mikahn and Trevor Byrne-Smith
Southwest Shoot Out

24 Bull City Slam/Jambalaya Soul Slam (Durham, N.C.):
Kimberly Redefining Freedom, Sum Thyng Likea Poet, Elliot Axiom, I-Shine, Slammaster: Chris Massenberg aka “Dasan Ahanu”
Southern Fried
http://bullcitypoetryslam.com/about.html

25 Flagslam (Flagstaff, Ariz.):
Christopher Fox Graham, Ryan Brown, Shaun Srivastava “nodalone”, Tara Pollock, Jackson Morris, Slammaster: Ryan Brown
Southwest Shoot Out

26 Ink Well Poetry Slam (Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas ):
Divine aka Verb Kulture, La Quitta Alexander, Terry Odis, Michael Hatcher, Duane Madden, Slammaster: Duane Madden
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003162799340

27 Fort Worth Poetry Slam (Fort Worth, Texas ):
DonJuan Hutchinson, Alex “ThaGreat” Gurley, Giselle Robinson, Stephen Seargant, Coach: A.J. Houston , Slammaster: Michael Guinn & Dave Stanley
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-Poetry-Slams/324953048000

28 Da Poetry Lounge - Hollywood Slam (Hollywood, Calif.):
Fisseha Moges, Simply Kat, Terisa Siagatonu, Javon Johnson, Venessa Marie Marco, Slammaster: Shihan Van Clief
Pac Coast/Big Sur

29 Hawai’i Slam (Honalulu, Hawai’i):
Liam Skilling, Tui-Z, Jenna Robinson, Sterling Higa, Ink, Slammaster: Kealoha
Pac Coast/Big Sur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii_Slam

30 Houston Poetry Slam (Houston, Texas):
Savannah Blue, Brother Said, Karega, Softly Spoken, Slammaster: Cedric “Brother Said” Ary
Southwest Shoot Out

31 Houston V.I.P. (Houston, Texas):
DEEP, Fluent, Trademark, Outspoken Bean, Slammaster: Marcell Murphy, D.E.E.P
Southwest Shoot Out

32 Jersey City aka J.C. Slam (Jersey City, N.J.):
Rico, Quote, Justin Woo, Sean V., Jaime Martin, Slammaster: Broken English, Benedicto Figuera
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/events/155669631228935/

33 Killeen Poetry Slam (Killeen, Texas (KPS @ NPS):
Forressa Harrison, Phetote, “Doc” - Jennine Krueger, John Crow, Allen Small, Slammaster: John Crow
Southwest Shoot Out/Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/kpslam

34 Spoken Innovation Slam (Lafayette, LA ):
Don “Yah Fu the Prodigal Son” Mitchell, Hungry Hungry, Michelle “Spirit Soul” Hayes Nelson, Traverse, Slammaster: Yahfu
Southern Fried

35 Las Vegas Slam (Las Vegas, Nev.):
A.j. Moyer, Kari O'Connor, Kingsnoise, Brian Du Fresne “Cactus”, Tiegen Kosiak, Slammaster: AJ Moyer
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/lasvegasslam

36 Rocktown Poetry Slam aka Unified Arkansas (Little Rock, Ark.):
Houston Hughes, Kim Marshall, Lennon Simpson, Mo-Man, Slammaster: The Mo-Man Amoja Sumelr
Southern Fried

37 Team Speak On It - Louisville Poetry Slam (Louisville, Miss.):
Zamir, Cherish Triplett (Cheri B), TRUE, Sireal, Slammaster: Sam Green and Krystle Green
Southern Fried
http://www.louisvillepoetryslam.org/
http://www.facebook.com/lpslam

38 Urban Spoken Word - Madison Slam (Madison, Wis.):
Dan Vaughn, Sabrina Madison “Progress”, Tony Fudge, Caitlin Mchagan, Slammaster: David Hart
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.madpoetry.org/readings.html

39 SlamFree or Die at Milly's Tavern (Manchester, N.H.):
Heidi Therrien, Sam Teitel, Derek Avila, Beau Williams, Christopher Clauss, Slammaster: Mark Palos
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/slamfreeordie

40 Bama Slam (Montevallo, Ala.):
Natalie Peach, Alex Allen, Jerri Hardesty, Sara McCune “The Current Poet”, Lady Caldwell, Slammaster: Kirk Hardesty
Southern Fried
http://www.newdawnunlimited.com/

41 SNO - SlamNewOrleans (New Orleans, La.):
Katalyst Alcindor, Tarriona Tank Ball, Akeem Martin, Icon, Justin Lamb, Slammaster: Akeem Martin
Southern Fried

42 Intangible (Washington Square, New York, N.Y.):
Brian Omni Dillon, Mike Rosen, Vanessa Perillo, Seth Wallin, Thomas Fucaloro, Slammaster: Brian “Omni” Dillon
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Intangible-Collective/67799698440

43 Louder Arts at Bar 13 (Union Square, New York, N.Y.):
Mokgethi Thinane “Mega”, Megan Falley, Jamaal May, Catalina Ferro, Slammaster: Lynne Procope
New England/N Beast
http://www.louderarts.com/

44 Nuyorican (Lower East Side, New York, N.Y.):
Jaamal St John, McPherson, Falu, Cyn Thompson, Slammaster: Mahogany “Mo” L. Browne
New England/N Beast

45 Urbana (Bowery, New York, NY Urbana):
Joanna Hoffman, Jeanann Verlee, Jared Singer, Ingamar Dion Ramirez, Slammaster: Jeanann Verlee
New England/N Beast
http://original.bowerypoetry.com/urbana/

46 Golden State Slam (Oakland, Calif.):
Danee Black-Queen D, Prentice Powell, Imani Cezanne, Joshua Merchant, Slammaster: NerCitty aka Shawn Gullatt
Pac Coast/Big Sur

47 Red Dirt - Wayward Poets (Oklahoma City, Okla.):
Melissa May, Rob Sturma, Michael Pearce, Grae, Slammaster: Jenn Hudgens
Southwest Shoot Out

48 Center Slam - Omaha; Healing Arts (Omaha,Neb.):
Zedeka Poindexter, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Gage Wallace, Ben Wenzl, Jarvis, Slammaster: Matt Mason
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://novia.net/~mtmason/phealing.html

49 The FUZE (Philadelphia, Pa.):
Mike O'Hara, Clarence Wright, MJ Harris, Elicit, Warren Longmire, Slammaster: Sherod Smallman
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/FuzePoetry

50 Lawn Gnome Poetry Slam (Phoenix, Ariz.):
Rowie Shebala, Charles Levett, Bernard Schober “The Klute,” Kevin Chesko Briancesco, Slammaster: Aaron Johnson
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150744275064374

51 Piedmont Slam (Winston-Salem, N.C.):
Eurydice, Milli, LB, Kelly Rae, Krosswordz, Slammaster: Bob Moyer
Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/piedmontslam

52 Steel City Slam at Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh, Pa.):
William James, Adriana, Tera McIntosh, Valkyrie, Alternate: Rhetorical Artz, Slammaster: Adriana Ramirez William James & Brian Francis
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steel-City-Slam/154621124559854

53 Second Tues Slam at Port Veritas (Portland, Maine):
Ryan McLellan, Nate Amadon, Wil Gibson, Tina Smith, Zach Dickie, Slammaster: Nate Amadon
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1456950954
(Depending on what coastline a team is from, this is called the "Portland" to much confusion with those who mistake it the Portland, Ore., team.)

54 Portland Poetry Slam (Portland, Ore.):
David Doc Luben, Meg Waldron, Samantha Peterson, Robyn Bateman, William Stanford Alternate: Chris Leja, Slammaster: Eirean Bradley
Pac Coast/Big Sur
(Depending on what coastline a team is from, this is called the "Portland" to much confusion with those who mistake it the Portland, Maine, team.)

55 Providence  aka ProvSlam) (Providence, R.I.):
Franny Choi, Aaron Samuels, Casey Rocheteau, Ryk McIntyre, Slammaster: Megan Thoma and Jared Paul
New England/N Beast
http://www.facebook.com/groups/27253469049/

56 SlamRichmond (Richmond, Va.):
Matthew Cuban Hernandez, John S. Blake, Casandra B., Douglas Roscoe-Burnems Powell, Lee Jones, Slammaster: Jason Moore
Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/slamrichmond

57 Salt City Slam (Salt Lake City, Utah):
Gray, DeAnn Emett, Jesse Parent, Brian Frandsen, Rebeca Mae, Slammaster: Jesse Parent
Southwest Shoot Out

58 PuroSlam! (San Antonio, Texas):
Amanda Flores, Christopher Rooster Martinez, Joshua Lakey Hinson, Diamond Mason, Kellee Taylor Morgan Greenwood, Slammaster: Jason “Shaggy” Gossard
Southwest Shoot Out

59 San Diego Slam; Elevated (San Diego, Calif.):
Benni, Joe Limer, Rudy Francisco, Nick Macedo, Treesje Powers Coach: Chris Wilson , Slammaster: Christopher Wilson Rudy Francisco
Pac Coast/Big Sur

60 San Francisco Bay Area United (San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose, Calif.):
Sam Sax, Katelyn Lucas, Lisa Evans, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Slammaster: Mona Webb and Betsy Gomez
Pac Coast/Big Sur

61 Legendary Collective (Santa Cruz, Calif.):
Jesse Rincon, Jasmine Rosemary Schlafke, Storm Thomas, Lee Knight Jr., Precious Wingo, Slammaster: Jaz Sufi
Pac Coast/Big Sur
http://www.legendarycollective.com/

62 Seattle Poetry Slam (Seattle, Wash.):
Sara Brickman, Rose McAleese, Roma Raye, Amber Flame, Slammaster: Daemond Arrindell
Pac Coast/Big Sur

63 Sedona Poetry Slam (Sedona, Ariz.):
Tyler “Valence” Sirvinskas, Evan Dissinger, Josh Wiss, Frank O'Brien, Spenser Troth, Slammaster: Christopher Fox Graham
Southwest Shoot Out
http://foxthepoet.blogspot.com/

64 Springfield Poetry Slam (Springfield, Mo.):
Michelle Nimmo, Sarah Woolsey, Mary Spratt, Gretchen Glock Teague, Slammaster: Seth White & Michelle Nimmo
Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001721305743

65 St. Paul Unified (Soapboxing & SlamMN) (St. Paul, Minn.):
Guante, Shane Hawley, Kait Rokowski, Khary Jackson (6 is 9), Slammaster: Sam Cook
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.soap-boxing.com/catalog.html
http://www.facebook.com/SlamMinnesota

66 Pierced Ear Poetry Slam (Stockton, Calif.):
The Saint, Leo Bryant, The Poet -i-, Christina Perez (Perez), Jaz Sufi, Slammaster: Anthony Gonsalves
Pac Coast/Big Sur

67 Toronto Poetry Slam at Cytopoetics (Toronto, Ontario, Canada):
Britta B, Eytan Crouton, The P.O.E., Noah Kaplan, Cathy Petch, Slammaster: David Silverberg
Canadian
http://www.torontopoetryslam.com/

68 Tucson - Ocotillo Poetry Slam (Tucson, Ariz.):
Mickey Randalman, Ethan C. Dickinson, Laura Lacanette, Jordan Pasch, Maya Asher, Slammaster: Maya Asher
Southwest Shoot Out
http://www.facebook.com/ocotillopoetryslam

69 Vancouver Slam (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada):
Jillian Christmas, Erich Haygun, Erin-Brooke Kirsh, Zaccheus Jackson Nyce, Alternate: Julie J C Peters (alternate), Slammaster: Jessica Mason Paull
Pac Coast/Big Sur/Canadian

70 Beltway Slam (Washington, D.C.):
Pages Matam, Drew Law, Twain Dooley, Clint Smith, Slammaster: Sarah Lawson
Southern Fried
http://www.facebook.com/beltwaypoetryslam

71 White Plains (White Plains, N.Y. ):
Holden Contreras Sr., Sr., Bryan Roessel, Eric “Zork” Alan, Laura Vookles “LV”, Nina Robins, Slammaster: Eric “Zork” Allen
New England/N Beast
http://whiteplains.patch.com/announcements/official-westchester-poetry-slam-team-to-compete-in-national-championships-in-charlotte-north-carolina?logout=true

72 WU Slam - Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.):
Pat Hollinger, Lauren Banka, Bryan Baird, Jacqui Germain, Sam Lai, Slammaster: Mikkel Snyder - formerly Solomon Brown
Midwest/Rustbelt
http://www.facebook.com/WUSLam
https://sites.google.com/site/wuslam/

1 comment:

Eugene Brosseau said...

CFG,

I saw you perform in Flagstaff this week. Though I am no one of consequence, I was impressed with your style of reading and writing. I am an artist and poet in Flagstaff and I'm currently working on a poem in collaboration with a composer. He is writing a piano piece for a soloist who will perform on October 26th at NAU's Ashurst Auditorium and the piece will combine piano, poem, and ambient sound. I was wondering if you would consider performing my poem. I would be happy to send you some examples of my work before you answer. I can tell you, for now, that my two greatest influences are Allen Ginsberg and W.S. Merwin. The Beat Generation is of particular interest to me, not just in writing but in visual art as well. The exploration of new forms during that era were, to me, just a scratch on the surface of what we as artists are capable of. At any rate, I'd be honored if you'd consider my invitation.

Best regards,
Eugene Brosseau