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Ladies & gentlemen here are the new updated 2015 Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam Team
Official Point Standings as of 7/21/2014!!!

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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014! UPDATE 4!
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 18, 2014, 05:45:36 PM »
Two spots remaining in NUPIC 2014 my poetry FAM.

WHO WILL BE THIS YEARS CHAMPION?!!!!! 

Will you do it? DO IT. Throw your fire into the NUPIC FLAMES.

ONCE AGAIN, EMAIL harlym125@aol.com (I STILL USE MY AOL BABY!) to register.

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014! UPDATE 3!
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 17, 2014, 08:33:12 AM »
Only 3 spots remain for the NUPIC flames! To register for one of the final three spots, please email harlym125@aol.com with the following:

name (pen name is fine)
City/Team you are representing (unless you are "flying" solo)
Reliable mobile number to contact/text regarding NUPIC information

Its almost time my poetry FAM! 
NUPIC 2014! ..... OAKLAND STYLE. POETRY BEAST-MODE!

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry.
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014! UPDATE 2
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 10, 2014, 04:09:33 PM »
There are only 6 spots remaining in NUPIC. 

Can you feel the fire BABY! Its HOT.......SUN!

The NUPIC love is crazy from our SLAMFAM and I have to say thank you (to you all) for keeping "our thing", this NUPIC event as love-filled as it has been for 6 years now.  The love is reciprocal and none of this would be possible without us all.  Passion, People and Poetry baby: that's where NUPIC lives.

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry.
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General Discussion / Re: Albany New York seeks features
« Last post by elizag on July 09, 2014, 10:17:24 AM »
Up date - These dates still open 8/5/14, 1/6/15, 2/3/15, 3/3/15, 4/7/15
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Hey folks, I didn't see a "help" address I could direct this to, so here I am - I asked for approval a couple of months ago and forgot about it because I never got an approved email... could someone please grant me access?

Thanks!
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General Discussion / Re: A Call for host cities to bid on NPS 2015 and NPS 2016
« Last post by karen_g on July 08, 2014, 05:35:32 PM »
Bumping this up again, as we still are bidless for 2015
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014 UPDATE!
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 01, 2014, 04:42:20 PM »
My poetry fam, there are only 9 spots remaining.  But let me tell you, THE FIRST 7 POETS ARE "SO SICK WID IT!" 

Do have the heart for NUPIC?-Hell yeah you do!
Do you have the talent?-I dare someone to say you don't.

THE QUESTION IS......CAN YOU THROW YOUR CITY AND/OR TEAM ON YOUR BACK AND DO THIS NUPIC SHIT!!!!!? - I DARE YOU.
BE "HEART-FULL" AND FEARLESS. YOU'RE A FUCKIN POET.
OAKLAND style baby! 

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath ground of poetry.
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014 REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!!!!!
« Last post by Harlym 125 on June 23, 2014, 01:56:11 PM »
NUPIC
NUPIC V 2014

If you want in for the 6th Annual National Poetry Individual Poetry Competition (NUPIC), get your guts and skills right and email harlym125@aol.com with your name, city and state you represent/team as well and a reliable number for me to text NUPIC information too. This event takes place at our Nationals, (which are in OAKLAND this year) but right after the Group Piece Finals.  There are 16 spots. It costs $125 to compete and ALL OF THE MONEY COLLECTED GOES TO THE WINNER. NO ONE ELSE GETS PAID ANYTHING. THAT INCLUDES ME. I TAKE NOTHING OFF THE TOP, but do accept gratuity from the champ! That makes the pot substantial. By now, you all should know this is ours and we do this for our poetry fam.  No judges, just noise. No amplification, just voice. 3 minute time limit and me, Harlym 125 is your host. NUPIC......WE ARE THE RUMBLES BENEATH THE GROUND OF POETRY.

Will you be the NUPIC 2014 CHAMPION ?

AND…
Unless our community suggest otherwise, this event will continue to reign as simply an incredible moment in Poetic-Art history!  Understand this event is not sanctioned by PSI, nor in contest with PSI, but is open to PSI Members Only.

The night for this competition will be Friday, August 08, 2014. The location and time of this competition will be undisclosed until the night of the event. Text messages identifying the time and location will be sent to an individual competitor or contact person for each team entering a poet to compete. The alternative to a text message will be direct contact from me, and word of mouth. If your team plans to enter a poet into the competition please email or contact me.  There will only be 16 spots.  I will accept entries up to the night of August 08, 2014.  In the event of a full list there will be a waiting list up to 8.  Once the list goes beyond 8, there will be a lottery to compete, which will take place on the spot at the time and location of the event.  This is unlike slam as many of you have known it and I dare you to not fall in love with its beauty and majesty-we made it the BEAST NUPIC has become. This event is bigger than any one of us, which is why it lives within us as a community. I am the maestro for this and depend on my hopefully honorable reputation amongst you all to make this happen with more unstoppable & phenomenal love than previous years…..

THIS IS OUR SIXTH YEAR OF FIRE PEOPLE. AND THE FLAME CONTINUES TO BE BLUE FLAME BLAZING BABY!

Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition 2014 
(NUPIC)

1. Any 2014 registered PSI member (volunteers qualify as well) or team can send a poet from their team to compete.
2. Each competitor/team has to "put up" $125 for their poet to enter the competition (all collected money goes to the winning poet-every cent)
3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced
4. No Judges, just the crowd in attendance making the "call" based on applause, etc.
5. Winner takes all (3 minute time limit enforced). There is no second or third place.
*. I'm the host

For the people thinking they are the "shit", put your money where your mouth is; while all other nominated entrants have fun, your team at the least believes in you.  Its June and you/each team has until August 16 to get your money "right", unless the list fills, in which case you run the risk of being on the waiting list or in the possible lottery.  Being on the waiting list means in the event a spot opens up, entrants will be selected from the list compiled in numerical order by order of entry onto the list. Every penny collected goes to the winning poet. No one is paying me, nor am I taking a percentage.  To further the point I have no hidden agenda, but I simply missed the energy of the Indy's Competition at Nationals and wanted to bring it back with a twist. It was all love for the last 5 years, and by popular demand “it’s on” again….FOR A SIXTH YEAR. LET’S MAKE SOME MORE MAGIC BABY!

*There is only one entrant with a pass into this competition and that is the President of PSI. And this honor is out of respect for the Presidency and the "honor" of Slam, as our President is the face and representative of the values of Slam. This event is annual and an invitation will always be extended to the PSI President.
(Thanks again Mr. PSI President: for he has given his support and “blessing”, but has humbly declined to compete.  This means all 16 slots are available this year and the pot increases by $125.  Being our President is not easy, thanks for taking on the journey baby.)

No cameras. Just cell phones, “tweets”, and “You Tube” possibilities.  This is our continuation of a something great...............

Email all info to harlym125@aol.com or call (781) 726-0019
Required information includes the competitors name (pen name is fine), State/Team being represented and a reliable number to contact or text on the night of the competition. ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION.

Let’s go fam!!!!!!!!!!!!

NUPIC 2014…..OAKLAND BEASTMODE.

NUPIC…..we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry. 6 years in living poetry.   
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2014 REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!!!!!
« Last post by Harlym 125 on June 23, 2014, 01:53:05 PM »
NUPIC
NUPIC V 2014

If you want in for the 6th Annual National Poetry Individual Poetry Competition (NUPIC), get your guts and skills right and email harlym125@aol.com with your name, city and state you represent/team as well and a reliable number for me to text NUPIC information too. This event takes place at our Nationals, (which are in OAKLAND this year) but right after the Group Piece Finals.  There are 16 spots. It costs $125 to compete and ALL OF THE MONEY COLLECTED GOES TO THE WINNER. NO ONE ELSE GETS PAID ANYTHING. THAT INCLUDES ME. I TAKE NOTHING OFF THE TOP, but do accept gratuity from the champ! That makes the pot substantial. By now, you all should know this is ours and we do this for our poetry fam.  No judges, just noise. No amplification, just voice. 3 minute time limit and me, Harlym 125 is your host. NUPIC......WE ARE THE RUMBLES BENEATH THE GROUND OF POETRY.

Will you be the NUPIC 2014 CHAMPION ?

AND…
Unless our community suggest otherwise, this event will continue to reign as simply an incredible moment in Poetic-Art history!  Understand this event is not sanctioned by PSI, nor in contest with PSI, but is open to PSI Members Only.

The night for this competition will be Friday, August 08, 2014. The location and time of this competition will be undisclosed until the night of the event. Text messages identifying the time and location will be sent to an individual competitor or contact person for each team entering a poet to compete. The alternative to a text message will be direct contact from me, and word of mouth. If your team plans to enter a poet into the competition please email or contact me.  There will only be 16 spots.  I will accept entries up to the night of August 08, 2014.  In the event of a full list there will be a waiting list up to 8.  Once the list goes beyond 8, there will be a lottery to compete, which will take place on the spot at the time and location of the event.  This is unlike slam as many of you have known it and I dare you to not fall in love with its beauty and majesty-we made it the BEAST NUPIC has become. This event is bigger than any one of us, which is why it lives within us as a community. I am the maestro for this and depend on my hopefully honorable reputation amongst you all to make this happen with more unstoppable & phenomenal love than previous years…..

THIS IS OUR FIFTH YEAR OF FIRE PEOPLE. AND THE FLAME CONTINUES TO BE BLUE FLAME BLAZING BABY!

Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition 2014 
(NUPIC)

1. Any 2014 registered PSI member (volunteers qualify as well) or team can send a poet from their team to compete.
2. Each competitor/team has to "put up" $125 for their poet to enter the competition (all collected money goes to the winning poet-every cent)
3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced
4. No Judges, just the crowd in attendance making the "call" based on applause, etc.
5. Winner takes all (3 minute time limit enforced). There is no second or third place.
*. I'm the host

For the people thinking they are the "shit", put your money where your mouth is; while all other nominated entrants have fun, your team at the least believes in you.  Its June and you/each team has until August 16 to get your money "right", unless the list fills, in which case you run the risk of being on the waiting list or in the possible lottery.  Being on the waiting list means in the event a spot opens up, entrants will be selected from the list compiled in numerical order by order of entry onto the list. Every penny collected goes to the winning poet. No one is paying me, nor am I taking a percentage.  To further the point I have no hidden agenda, but I simply missed the energy of the Indy's Competition at Nationals and wanted to bring it back with a twist. It was all love for the last 5 years, and by popular demand “it’s on” again….FOR A SIXTH YEAR. LET’S MAKE SOME MORE MAGIC BABY!

*There is only one entrant with a pass into this competition and that is the President of PSI. And this honor is out of respect for the Presidency and the "honor" of Slam, as our President is the face and representative of the values of Slam. This event is annual and an invitation will always be extended to the PSI President.
(Thanks again Mr. PSI President: for he has given his support and “blessing”, but has humbly declined to compete.  This means all 16 slots are available this year and the pot increases by $125.  Being our President is not easy, thanks for taking on the journey baby.)

No cameras. Just cell phones, “tweets”, and “You Tube” possibilities.  This is our continuation of a something great...............

Email all info to harlym125@aol.com or call (781) 726-0019
Required information includes the competitors name (pen name is fine), State/Team being represented and a reliable number to contact or text on the night of the competition. ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION.

Let’s go fam!!!!!!!!!!!!

NUPIC 2014…..OAKLAND BEASTMODE.

NUPIC…..we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry. 6 years in living poetry.   
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