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St. Paul Soapboxing Team wins Slam Nationals!

It’s true. For the first time, a Minnesota team made it into the finals round of the National Poetry Slam (Poetry Slam International, the nonprofit which heads up and oversees this and other national poetry slam events). Not to leave … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Slam Finals – Slamily

Slam poetry is a competition, and the slam finals decide who represents a venue at the National Poetry Slam. This is true all across the country (and beyond the U.S), and takes place in bars, coffeeshops, and other slam venues … Continue reading

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Soapboxing Slam Finals (Guest Blog by Rhe)

The time is 8:00 pm, central standard. The place, the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in down town St Paul. I am sitting front and center in a room jam-packed with eager spectators, waiting for tonight’s main event: the 3rd annual … Continue reading

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Videos from Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards

Photographer/Videographer Justin Schell has sent me a few links to some beautiful videos of performances from the Spoken Word Awards at the beginning of the month, and I’m really excited to share them.

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Soapboxing- Ruth’s Story

The Soap Boxing Poetry Slam on Monday April 6th 2009 was awesomely hosted by local poet/performer Ruth F. Kohtz. Ruth and Consequences. An Inconvenient Ruth. Me. This is my story. I arrived at the AQ early. I needed time to … Continue reading

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