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General Discussion / Albany New York seeks features
« Last post by elizag on May 29, 2014, 09:29:04 AM »
We are a newish slam starting a Features series first Tuesday of every month. If you're in or will be in the northeast U.S. near these dates, let's talk: 9/2, 11/4, 12/2, 1/6/15.
General Discussion / Executive Director Announcement
« Last post by hsampson on May 20, 2014, 03:44:17 PM »
Poetry Slam, Inc.               May 20th 2014

For immediate release

The Executive Council of Poetry Slam Inc has voted to accept the resignation of Karrie Waarala as Executive Director.   Karrie has the prospect of full time writing instruction for the fall semester, and she is pursuing that.   Karrie wants to stay connected to the Slam Family and will find ways to stay involved with the poetry slam community 
      Karrie has been an excellent addition to the leadership of PSi, has been involved in moving the organization forward, and the EC wishes her all the best in her new endeavor.  She has been a tremendous leader for PSi staff and brought her accounting skills as well as the sensibilities of a poet to her position.   Her many years of library administrative work brought the level of professional experience that the board was looking for when Karrie was hired.  Her professionalism impacted PSi every day and was apparent at PSiís major events.  She will be missed, but we wish her luck. 
General Discussion / On my #SuitandTieTour Again
« Last post by Lakey on May 13, 2014, 07:05:51 PM »
Used to slam a bunch, member of PuroSlam nationals team 3 years but mostly just doing street art/poetry now.

Posting here mostly to find places to couch surf city to city. Happy to feature 6-9 poems if any slams want me. Just pass a hat and push my art work. Cities I'm not talented/proven enough I would be happy just to slam and hopefully get a shoutout for my art.

I have slammed at DPL, Nuyorican, APS, Puro, poetry and beer in Albuquerque, Corpus Christi, Laredo, DFW, and a few more that are escaping me.

I have featured all through Texas and funded my #SuitandTieTour three years in a row coast to coast and border to border.

I'm in Cleveland right now, showing art at Tribal Connections festival this weekend, then ready for the next city.

More info here:
Ladies & Gentlemen;

Please Go & Vote For Don Mitchell aka Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"
Nominated For Acadiana Local Hero Community Award At

Please share and pass the word to your family
members and friends!!! Thank you for your love & support!! :)
General Discussion / Re: Trigger Warning Announcements
« Last post by Harlym 125 on May 08, 2014, 04:01:21 PM »
I support this and thank you for suggesting the effort.
Slam Selection Processes / Suffern Slam Society Selection Process
« Last post by bryan.r on April 26, 2014, 04:28:28 PM »
I don't think I posted this last year. I heard somewhere that we have to post it, in accordance with THE RULES, and I don't want to get DairyQueened, so here they be:

Our regular slams happen the first Saturday of each month, from September through April. The top ten folk on our scoreboard come May are invited to compete in our finals; people that do well in finals are asked to be on the team.

As far as getting points on the scoreboard, this is how you do it:

First of all, to even be considered for finals, you have to slam with us at least once. Other than that, you get points for the following:
Attending a slam but not competing -- 1 point [includes reading in the open mic, judging, etc.]
Participating in the slam but not placing -- 2 points
Emceeing, scorekeeping/timekeeping, or being the sacrificial poet -- 2 points
Placing 3rd in the slam -- 3 points
Placing 2nd in the slam -- 4 points
Placing 1st in the slam -- 5 points

We have this system because we want to reward both skill and community membership. It's important to us that any representatives we send to any competition are members of our scene in a meaningful way.

Our finals slam has 3 rounds:
Round 1: top 10 poets from the year's scoreboard
Round 2: top 8 poets from round 1
Round 3: top 6 poets from round 2

Top 5 poets from finals will be asked to be on our team! If anyone can't, we go down the list from there until we have five.

slammaster, sSs

P.S. We started in Suffern, NY but have most of our slams in Nyack, NY lately because we keep closing venues.
Body count, so far:
Hines Gallery [closed Oct 2011]
On the Way Gourmet Cafe [closed spring 2012]
Ireland's 32 [closed spring 2013]
Wicked Ale House [closed some time in 2013]
Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by EmilyRose on April 22, 2014, 02:02:09 PM »

Patrick: 1
Amy David: 2
Hillary Kobernick: 3

Shelly Geiszler 1
Melanie George Decelles 1
Patrick Pressel 2
Luis 2
Jacob Victorine 2
Mojdeh Stoakley 3
Amy David 4
Hillary Kobernick 7
Eric Sirota 7
Billy Tuggle 7
Bryant Cross 8
General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by AmyD on March 31, 2014, 10:01:28 PM »
You could also argue that once the team starts shouting a call/response, their time has started.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by AmyD on March 31, 2014, 09:59:23 PM »
How are ties broken? It appears that, with one slam left, the worst spot I could end up in is tied for 8th, and I don't want to get into the last chance slam if that takes away a spot from someone else.
Ladies & Gentlemen what an amazing open mic showcase that took place 3/29/2014
In Lafayette, LA.

Our two features performed with grace and compassion
WOW Is All I Can Say Truly Moving!
Seven poets earn points today toward the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Bringing our total to 14 poets earning points toward the team finals.
The poets earning points today is as follows

Carl "Candor" Anderson earned  5 points
LJ Lowery- Eljay earned 5 points
Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet earned 2 points
Robert Kindrick earned 2 points
Leah Da Light earned 2 points
Intrinsically Blessed earned 2 points
Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" earn 2 points

The Updated point standing for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team As of 3/29/2014 are

1. Robert Kindrick                            11 points
2. Author Shaquana Jackson            10 points
T3. Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet               9 points
T3. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"              9 points
T3. LJ Lowery- Eljay                           9 points
6. Carl "Candor" Anderson                  7 points
T7. Moonshyne Monceaux                  2 points
T7. Brodie Johnson                             2 points
T7. Leah Da Light                               2 points
T7. Intrinsically Blessed                      2 points
11. Regina Hellfire                              1 point

Not Competing For The Team
Buddy Wakefield                                 5 points
Sha' Crondria "ICON" Sibley                2 points

Attached is our next open mic poetry slam showcase
During the annual 2014 Festival International Showcase!!!

Poets come on out, bring your original poetry, & try out
for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Hone them skills, strive for excellence, and Spit Fire & Inspire Lives
For the Lafayette Poetry Community!!!
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