Southern Fried Dreams

This past weekend was one of the best times I have had probably in years. Durham, NC was the host of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam. What is the Southern Fried poetry slam? So glad you asked:
from The Southern Fried Poetry Slam was started by Allan Wolf in 1993 in Asheville, North Carolina. This performance poetry competition, which travels to a different southern city annually, has grown into one of the largest poetry convention in the nation, second only to the Poetry Slam, Inc.’s National Poetry Slam, which started in 1990.

The weekend was filled with Poetry Slam Competitions, Open Mics, Workshops, Ciphers, and Parties. I got the chance to be around all my poet friends, and met so many new folks that are my new family. I got several chances to perform at open mics and I even competed in a Haiku Slam. Needless to say, I was in heaven. Actually I would describe it as a dream, that unfortunately I had to awake from. Next year it is in Knoxville, Tennessee. I will be there with bells on. I'll share some from the weekend with you below :

See how happy I was!

3 members of the Bull City Slam Team (Axiom, Kane, Dasan), they came in 2nd, I am so proud!

Ciphers just popped up randomly in the streets of Downtown Durham, spontaneous poetry is beautiful...

Another spontaneous freestyle session...

Nothing like good friends ....

New family!

Natural hair EVERYWHERE... loooooooooove it!

My sisters in poetry!

Slam Finals, as winners were being announced.

3 comment(s) thus far...:

eysqueen said...

I see u Durham ;)
u did dat


LOVE that pic of you!
This seems like something I need to be a part of.
Knoxville, TN next year, you say?
**starts slaingin' ho shit EARLY so I can be at that**

amymay said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful experience! Look at you all glowish n shyt!! LOL!