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 423,000 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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sedona on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"


Sedona made it on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
... While Stewart was slamming Arizona about SB 1062 ... but hey, we got on TV.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Danny Strack and Ruff Draft feature at FlagSlam on Wednesday, Feb. 12

Danny Strack:

Danny Strack has won individual and group slam championships at the national, regional and city levels.

Most recently, Danny was a member of the 2012 Austin Neo-Soul team, which won the National Group Poem finals.

He's the current Slammaster and executive director of the Austin Poetry Slam, and has written 10 books of poetry and two full length plays, both of which were presented in 2012 and 2013 by Austin's Sky Candy Aerial Circus Arts Collective.

Danny is also a juggler with Sky Candy, likes balloons, walking, and is happy to be alive.



Ruff Draft:

Thomas, son of Stephen, son of Richard, son of Stephen, son of George, son of Henry, son of William, grew up in Rhode Island. Ruff attended his first slam in 2000 in Burlington, Vt., and it changed his life.

From these humble beginnings, Ruff went on to become a member of the PDX 2003 National Slam.


Ten years ago, he was inspired to move to Austin by the APS Team's final's stage performance at NPS 2003 in Chicago.

He became a beloved poet and host at the Austin Poetry Slam, and now he's moving back to PDX after 10 years.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Josh Wiss wins the second Sedona Poetry Slam of 2014


Round 1
Poet Score Time Penalty Net Score
Spencer Troth 15.0 3:37 -1.5 13.5
Emily Aitken 16.7 1:08 0.0 16.7
Ella Featherstone 20.2 1:02 0.0 20.2
Claire Pearson 24.4 2:21 0.0 24.4
James Gould 23.4 2:42 0.0 23.4
Josh Wish 25.7 2:30 0.0 25.7
Ryan Smalley 20.6 2:23 0.0 20.6
Lauren Remy 24.5 3:05 0.0 24.5
Evan Dissinger 23.8 2:54 0.0 23.8
Verbal Kensington 26.9 2:41 0.0 26.9
Stoney 18.8 7:26 -13.0 5.8
Round 2
Poet Score Time Penalty Net Score
Stoney 19.0 4:06 -3.0 16.0
Verbal Kensington 26.7 3:00 0.0 26.7
Evan Dissinger 27.1 3:15 -0.5 26.6
Lauren Remy 25.6 2:04 0.0 25.6
Ryan Smalley 23.3 1:56 0.0 23.3
Josh Wish 27.7 2:05 0.0 27.7
James Gould 26.4 2:12 0.0 26.4
Claire Pearson 25.4 2:34 0.0 25.4
Ella Featherstone 26.2 2:19 0.0 26.2
Emily Aitken 22.1 1:10 0.0 22.1
Spencer Troth 23.5 3:22 -1.0 22.5
Round 3
Poet Score Time Penalty Net Score
Verbal Kensington 27.5 3:08 0.0 27.5
Josh Wish 28.4 2:10 0.0 28.4
Evan Dissinger 27.1 2:11 0.0 27.1
Lauren Remy 27.8 2:27 0.0 27.8
Claire Pearson 27.4 2:24 0.0 27.4
James Gould 26.0 2:40 0.0 26.0
Final
Poet Score


Josh Wish 81.8


Verbal Kensington 81.1


Lauren  77.9


Evan Dissinger 77.5


Claire Pearson 77.2


James Gould 75.8


Ella Featherstone 46.4


Ryan Smalley 43.9


Emily 38.8


Spencer Troth 36.0


Stoney 21.8