Performance Poets Compete to become Philadelphia's Grand Slam Champion

The best 7 poets of the season will compete in a two round slam to be crowned The Philadelphia Poetry Grand Slam Champion. A slam is competition judged by members of the audience. Mahogany Browne of the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe will open the show.
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May 1, 2012 - PRLog -- On Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 8:30pm The Philadelphia Poetry Slam and 150 enthusiastic poetry fans of all ages will open their stage to host and curator of the Friday Night Slam at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Mahogany L. Browne. The Philadelphia Poetry Slam will continue in its new home, the White Space at the Crane Old School, 1417 N. 2nd Street, in Northern Liberties. A special poetry workshop led by Browne begins at 7:30. Slam sign up begins at 8:30, and the show starts at 9pm sharp.

Browne is a Cave Canem Fellow, the author of several books including Swag & Dear Twitter:Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & listed as Best Poetry Books of 2010.

She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO.

From 7:30 to 8:30pm, Browne facilitates a writing workshop that is free for attendees of The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. At 9, Browne performs original work, headlining the grand poetry slam, a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience.

“These are some of the best performance poets in Philly” Says co-founder and slam poetry champion Alyesha "Ms." Wise. “They will be bringing their best work in hopes of being crowned the first grand slam champion of the Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam”

In addition to Browne's feature and the slam The Pigeon will spotlight local poet Seth Simons from UPENN's Excelano Project. "Seth is Philly's best kept secret, an incredible writer, performer and showman. We're excited to introduce him to a new audience."
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