Three reasons to celebrate this Tuesday:
1. It's Urbana's Holiday Party!!!
2. Taylor Mali is retiring as Urbana's Slammaster!!!
3. He has a new book out!!!
This coming Tuesday December 16th, come check out our second Semifinal of the year! The Semifinal will feature the following poets. Six will enter, one will earn a spot in Finals for a chance to be on the Urbana 2015 team. Competing poets are:
Also, a feature by Will Evans! William Evans has represented Columbus, OH at the National Poetry Slam 7 times and has been a Finalist in Poetry Slam Inc events twice. He is the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and coaches The Ohio State University College Union Poetry
This coming Tuesday Dec 9th, the last open slam of Season 2, a local spotlight by Eric Alter, and a feature by SAM SAX!
sam sax is a Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers and the associate poetry editor for Bat City Review. He's the two time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, and the author of the chapbooks, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry 2014) & sad boy / detective (Winner of the 2014 Black Lawrence Chapbook Prize). His poems have been published, or a forthcoming in Boston Review, The Collagist, Hayden's Ferry Review, Minnesota Review, The Normal School, Vinyl, & other journals.
Proof of awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRdBWeBlJs
This coming Tuesday December 2nd, an open mic, slam and feature by HANIF ABDURRAQIB! Hanif Abdurraqib is from Columbus, Ohio. He is a pushcart nominated poet, and the author of Sons Of Noah, a chapbook forthcoming from Tired Hearts Press in 2014. His poems have been featured in Radius, Vinyl, Freezeray, joINT, Borderline, and other journals that are far too kind. He thinks poems can save the world, but also just really wants to talk to you about music and sports.
Proof of awesome : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aop1sGjhgH8