Verlee is the author of Racing Hummingbirds, which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in poetry, and recipient of the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. She is a poetry editor for Union Station Magazine and director and team coach for Urbana Poetry Slam. Verlee holds a number of local and national slam titles and has represented New York City nine times under both NYC-Urbana and NYC-louderARTS at the National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, and Women of the World Poetry Slam.
From 7:30 to 8:30pm, Jeanann Verlee facilitates a writing workshop that is free for attendees of The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. At 9 sharp, Verlee performs original work, kicking off the second season of the Philadelphia Poetry Slam, a competition between poets judged by members of the audience.
“We’re excited for our second season. Last season was a great success. We’re looking forward to another season of packed audiences full of engaged, enthusiastic and energetic people ready to have fun.” says co-host and ‘08 & ‘09 Philadelphia Grand Slam Poetry Champion Alyesha "Ms." Wise. “
“Poets will compete to become Philadelphia’
“We’re enthused to host Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly for Literary Activity.” Says Eric Bresler, Artistic Director at PhilaMOCA.
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