Last Chance Slam on the First Day of National Poetry Month

Today is the first day of National Poetry Month,

One of my favorite days of the year.

I  would like to begin with this Slam

Roger Bonair-Agard performs “Atonement”

Roger Bonair-Agard will be performing tonight in Denver at the Crossroads Theater,

Home to our own Slam Nuba

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You will not want to miss this night.

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Just go ahead mark your calendars.

Workshop at 6:30 p.m. $5. Seriously, you want to come to this workshop.

Doors & for open mic and slam at 7:30 p.m. $5

Open mic starts at 8:00 p.m., followed by the feature and then the slam.

DJ Cavem on the 1s and 2s

The THREE poets with the highest scores from this slam will automatically be qualified to compete for a spot on the team on April 5. Kind of a big deal, y’all.

“Dubbed by Thomas Lux as “a poet of blue lightning and white hot passions”, Roger Bonair-Agard is a veteran of the spoken-word scene and a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. He is the author of Tarnish and Masquerade (Rattapallax, 2007) and co-author of Burning Down the House (Soft Skull Press, 2000). His most recent book of poems is GULLY (Cypher Books, 2010). Roger moved to the United States from his native Trinidad and Tobago in 1987. Intending to begin university and eventually pursue law, Roger found himself instead exploring the seediest sides of New York City life. From Harlem to Brooklyn to Washington Heights, his poems explore the intersection between his twenty plus years as an immigrant in America and the Trinidad from which he came.

Roger has appeared three times on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and on the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour amongst other television and numerous radio appearances. For the last ten years he has worked with the youth at Urban Word in New York City, and for the last seven with the youth at Volume in Ann Arbor and Poetry Youth Organizations in Seattle, San Francisco, and the Adirondack Valley, NY. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project in New York. He has also been Adjunct Professor in the Creative Writing Department at Fordham University.

Roger is also a Cave Canem fellow, and has studied under Yusef Komunyakaa, Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Toi Derricotte, and Patricia Smith. He has lead countless workshops and lectures, and has performed his poetry at many American universities as well as international festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Milan and Jamaica.”

~ by Step On a Crack on April 1, 2013.

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