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Thursday, December 4, 2014

"The Friend Zone" by Justin Lamb and Desireé Dallagiacomo

The "friend zone" is awesome. Here's proof:

"The Friend Zone" by Justin Lamb and Desireé Dallagiacomo performed at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif.

Justin Lamb is an educator, writer and a 2013 National Poetry Slam champion. A two-time Slam New Orleans Grand Slam Champion, Justin has represented New Orleans at regional and national competitions for the last four years as member of the nationally acclaimed Team Slam New Orleans (Team SNO).

He is also the author of a live performance poetry album titled "However It Turns Out Is Perfect."

If you would like to enlist Justin to host a workshop or perform at a venue near you, you can contact him at: justin.a.lamb [a]

For more information, visit his website

Desireé Dallagiacomo is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a member of Slam New Orleans (2-time NPS Champions), a creative writing major at University of New Orleans, and a teaching artist in Southern Louisiana.

Her work can be found in Words Dance lit magazine, Allen Review, Ellipsis, Tandem, and many online reviews. You can keep up with her work, and purchase her two chapbooks, “The Year of the Institution” and “Dimly Lit at

For bookings, email Desireé Dallagiacomo at

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Performing for New Orleans during the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

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