ATL Shawty!

*Partners in (c)rhyme*

Hi y'all! How's it going? Splendid I hope! Two weeks ago I got the oppurtunity to travel to Atlanta. One of the highlights of the trip was getting to attend a poetry slam with the one and only Tiha! ***the crowd goes wild*** I missed my friend and blog partner immensely, so we got a chance to reconnect and it felt great! The Poetry Slam we attended was called the Bloodbath Slam, and was at a spot in Atlanta called the Apache Cafe. It featured the following teams: 3 time winning National Poetry Slam* Champions, Slam Charlotte, and Atlanta teams Java Monkey and Art Amok. Let's just say this was one of my most memorable and inspiring poetry moments right up there with Southern Fried Poetry Slam and my first feature performance. The crowd was so beautiful, artsy, down-to-earth, and the poetry is beyond words (yes, poets are allowed to be at a loss for words). Below are a few pics from the event:

*Speaking of the National Poetry Slam:

More than 300 slam poets will descend upon West Palm Beach August 4-9 to battle for the heavywrite crown. Representing 64 teams from 54 cities across the United States and Canada, these ferocious performance poets will spit fire on molten microphones during five days of lyrical combat in front of roaring audiences and randomly-selected judges. Only one team will win. Three days of preliminary competitions will be held Aug. 4-6 with simultaneous bouts held at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at West Palm Beach venues. Four teams will compete in each bout. The top 16 teams compete in the semi-finals Aug. 7. The top 4 teams make the finals Aug. 8 at the West Palm Beach Convention Center at 8 p.m. Throughout the National Poetry Slam there will be day events (Haiku Head-to-Head, Hip-Hop Showcase, Nerd Slam, etc.) and late night events (Comedy Showcase, Erotic Poetry Showcase, etc.) For more information on all the event times and locations, please visit the official 2009 National Poetry Slam website at

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