The Urbana team has been decided and it is amazing! Congratulations to
Ashley August, Nkosi nkululeko, Johnathan Salazar, Gabriel Ramirez, and Taylor Steele!
That being said, Urbana is on a break and will return soon. Next Urbana show is on June 30th
A wise man once said, "After the party, there's the after-party. After the after-party, there's the hotel lobby." What he didn't say, though, is that after the Semifinals but before the Finals, there's the MegaquasiSemifinals! This is a competition among slammers who worked hard to accumulate points throughout the season. Eight will enter, and the top four will move on to next week's Finals and be that much closer to the chance of making the Urbana 2015 National Poetry Slam Team!
Competing in our MegaqausiSemifinals on Tuesday, May 5th will be (this list is not yet exhaustive):
Show begins at 7pm sharp at the Sidewalk Cafe (Avenue A at East 6th, New York, NY).
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International Slam Champion
This coming Tuesday April 28th, join us for an open mic, our 4th quarter SEMIFINAL determining who will earn a spot in Finals, and a feature by MIKE MCGEE!
About our feature: "Mighty" Mike McGee is a well-traveled funny hobo-poet from San José, California. He is the first poet to win both the 2003 National Poetry Slam Grand Championship and the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Grand championship. McGee is co-founder of the live spoken word groups Tons of Fun University (TOFU), The Whirlwind Company, The Dambassadors and the poetry Revivals with Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mojgani. McGee’s first collection of humor and poetry, In Search of Midnight, is available through Write Bloody Publishing. He can be found somewhere between Silicon Valley and Vancouver, B.C. as often as possible. Visit mikemcgee.net and follow him on Twitter @mikemcgee
Proof of amazing
After the feature, we'll have our semifinal! The winner will earn a spot in Finals and be that much closer to winning a spot on the 2015 Urbana National Poetry Slam team! Competitors include:
Sign-ups for open mic: 6:30pm
Show begins: 7:00pm
Show ends: 9:30pm