Damien Flores edged out Hakim Bellamy in a one-poem tiebreaker in the final round of Saturday's City Championship after battling it out with Jasmine "Jazz" Cuffee, Tracey Pontani and Jessica Lopez in the final two rounds. Jessica actually pulled a higher score than Damien andin the final round but a half-point time penalty pushed her to third place. For those who missed it - a great night of poetry at the Bank of America Theater at the Nat. Hispanic Cultural Center. The 11 poets competing did a great job.
The next regularly scheduled slam is POETRY & BEER, TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Blackbird Buvette in Downtown ABQ. The featured act is spoken word band THE AARON TRUMM TRIO. Sign-up starts at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm with the open-mic.
Saturday, Dec. 6, is the ABQWOW (Women of the World) Poetry Slam at the Outpost Performance Space. The top woman of the night reps ABQ at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit in 2009.
from NM Slam post by kEnn rodriguez, Slammaster, ABQSlams.org