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General Discussion / A Call for host cities to bid on NPS 2015 and NPS 2016
« Last post by hsampson on March 09, 2014, 09:08:13 PM »
It is time to pick a city to host PSi's largest and oldest event, The National Poetry Slam.

As the Event Coordinator for PSi's National Poetry Slam, I am inviting bids to host NPS 2015 and or NPS 2016 in your city!

If you, your slam, your city want to host NPS 2015 and/or NPS 2016, please make your intention known here or via email to me as soon as possible.  My email address is: sampsonhenry@gmail.com

Subject line should be: “ NPS Host”

All interested parties will receive a vetting packet of questions and considerations about your city's ideas for hosting the event. I will be happy to discuss the vetting questions with you, help you figure out what you need to submit a successful bid, and host the best NPS ever.  The Executive Council will consider all bids to secure a successful host city.

Please understand that this is not a request for “I’ll do it if you need me to” bids. This is a call for cities who WANT to host 2015 and 2016.

Anyone can bid for NPS.  It need not be a SlamMaster or even a member of PSi.

I would love to work with you to bring NPS 2015 and/or NPS 2016 to your city. I look forward to hearing from you.

Henry Sampson
(708) 848-8067
c- (708) 217-9323
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General Discussion / Re: Trigger Warning Announcements
« Last post by Ransacked on March 05, 2014, 03:19:00 AM »
This particular forum thread got referenced by The New Republic yesterday (March 3, 2014), in an article about Trigger Warnings. Here's the link: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116842/trigger-warnings-have-spread-blogs-college-classes-thats-bad and here's the relevant paragraph:


The backlash has not stopped the growth of the trigger warning, and now that they've entered university classrooms, it's only a matter of time before warnings are demanded for other grade levels. As students introduce them in college newspapers, promotional material for plays, even poetry slams, it's not inconceivable that they'll appear at the beginning of film screenings and at the entrance to art exhibits. Will newspapers start applying warnings to articles about rape, murder, and war? Could they even become a regular feature of speech? "I was walking down Main Street last night when—trigger warning—I saw an elderly woman get mugged."

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General Discussion / Re: Teams needing a win and you're In?
« Last post by karen_g on February 27, 2014, 05:12:15 PM »
I am still rallying the poets to come up for it.
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General Discussion / Teams needing a win and you're In?
« Last post by plunderphonics on February 27, 2014, 04:21:07 PM »
We are organizing one I Knoxville. Does anyone need to be in one?
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Results of the Lafayette Poetry Community Saturday,
February 22, 2014 Open Poetry Slam.
This is one of five poetry slams poets
have a chance at making the 2015 Lafayette Slam Team
Grand Slam Finals...Congratulations to all the poets
on a amazing start of the 2015 Slam Season.

Round #1
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 29.1
2. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" 28.7
3. Gypsy 27.2
4. Regina Hellfire 26.0
5. Robert Kindrick 28.4

Round #2
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 28.4 (57.5)
2. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" 27.7 (56.4)
3. Robert Kindrick 28.8 (57.2)
4. Gypsy 30.0 (57.2)
5. Regina Hellfire 27.9 (53.9)

Official Point Standings
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 10 points
Tie 2. Rebecca Gypsy Doucet 7 points
Tie 2. Robert Kindrick 7 points
4. Yahfu Pen Bender 3 points
5. Regina Hellfire 1 point

Keep writing, keep performing, honing creativity
& mastering your craft. The next chance poets
have to make our 2015 Slam Team Finals is
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00PM !!!
101 Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA!
Each poet can earn 2 points by reciting two
original poems at our open mic showcase
the top 10 poets in the point standings after
the October 2014 event will advance to the
January 2015 Grand Slam Finals!!!

Congratulations to all the poets and good luck in the future!
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General Discussion / WOWPS late night event
« Last post by spitfest on January 29, 2014, 12:58:56 PM »
Spitfest #28 will be a late night event during WOWPS.  Celebrating 10 years and women. It will be an all women slam.  Ladies please sign up through spitfest@gmail.com and for rules or call LaLove Robinson at @ 512-903-8027.

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General Discussion / Re: 2014 Brenda Moosey Online Video Slam
« Last post by Karrie Waarala on January 27, 2014, 08:05:26 PM »

The winner will be contacted and posted on 9 March 2014.

Thank you so much for catching my initial mistake, Inkera!

My intent will be to contact the winner as soon as possible after voting closes, which hopefully will be Feb. 23.
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General Discussion / Re: 2014 Brenda Moosey Online Video Slam
« Last post by inkera on January 27, 2014, 07:50:47 PM »
Announcing the 2014 Brenda Moosey Online Video Slam! The winner of this online slam will get one of the two remaining spots at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam with her registration paid by PSi. Here are the rules:

1. All entrants must be at least 18 and live their lives as women. Poets who are currently on the waitlist for WOWPS may enter, but those who are already on the roster of competing poets may not.

2. Videos must be of the poet performing one of her original poems and must be no longer than 3 minutes 10 seconds.

3. Entrants should email their videos in a format that is supported by Facebook (preferably MP4) to wowpsvideoslam@gmail.com by Feb. 7.

4. All video entries will be posted on the PSi Facebook page on Feb. 8. Entrants and supporters are more than welcome to link to the entries and encourage people to vote.

5. Anyone may vote ONCE for their favorite poet by emailing wowpsvideoslam@gmail.com with the poet's name in the subject line. No text in the body of the email is necessary. NOTE: "Likes" or comments on the videos on FB will NOT count as votes.

6. Voting will run Feb. 8-22 and the winner will contacted and posted on Feb. 9.

Any questions? Feel free to ask here or send me an email.


-- Karrie

The winner will be contacted and posted on 9 March 2014.
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General Discussion / 2014 Brenda Moosey Online Video Slam
« Last post by Karrie Waarala on January 27, 2014, 07:43:38 PM »
Announcing the 2014 Brenda Moosey Online Video Slam! The winner of this online slam will get one of the two remaining spots at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam with her registration paid by PSi. Here are the rules:

1. All entrants must be at least 18 and live their lives as women. Poets who are currently on the waitlist for WOWPS may enter, but those who are already on the roster of competing poets may not.

2. Videos must be of the poet performing one of her original poems and must be no longer than 3 minutes 10 seconds.

3. Entrants should email their videos in a format that is supported by Facebook (preferably MP4) to wowpsvideoslam@gmail.com by Feb. 7.

4. All video entries will be posted on the PSi Facebook page on Feb. 8. Entrants and supporters are more than welcome to link to the entries and encourage people to vote.

5. Anyone may vote ONCE for their favorite poet by emailing wowpsvideoslam@gmail.com with the poet's name in the subject line. No text in the body of the email is necessary. NOTE: "Likes" or comments on the videos on FB will NOT count as votes.

6. Voting will run Feb. 8-22 and the winner will contacted and posted on Feb. 9.

Any questions? Feel free to ask here or send me an email.


-- Karrie
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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by EmilyRose on January 21, 2014, 10:24:11 AM »
Due to a cancellation of our September show, Grand Slams win be held in May 2014

January:
Patrick Pressel (1)
Eric Sirota (2)
Hillary Kobernick (3)

Totals:
Patrick Pressel 1
Shelly Geiszler 1
Amy David 2
Hillary Kobernick 4
Eric Sirota 6
Bryant Cross 6
Billy Tuggle 7
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