KPS Slammaster's Blog
25Mar/105

LOGIC Features April 1st

Joseph Harris (aka LOGIC) is a poet and historian, who uses his knowledge of both, combined with an imposing stage presence to inspire and challenge audiences everywhere he goes. LOGIC has been a force to reckon with on the Ann Arbor slam scene for several years now.  Many times he has represented that city at both the National Poetry Slam and the World Poetry Slam.  He currently resides in Lansing, and is one of the key organizers of the 2010 RustBelt Regional Poetry Slam happening April 16-18th. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=150035719855

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6Mar/106

FIRSTIES

Back in my student days I learned that the best way to avoid the anxiety of public speaking was to volunteer to go first, to jump right in before the panic could take hold.  On those rare occasions when I slam (YES, I have slammed, and NO, I don’t like it. Love the players- hate the game.) I always volunteer to perform in the first round.  So when Gabe and Kirk said they wanted to move the Kzoo Slam from Saturday to Thursday, I was all about it.  Being the kickoff event for three nights of kick-ass poetry and spoken word seems perfect to me.  Now I can sit back and relax on Friday and Saturday and just enjoy the show.  I love firsties !!

By the way, we had a fine turnout for our first solo slam on Thursday night, but there were still a few seats left unfilled- you know who you are.  There was a good mix of old friends and new faces.  Two extra virgin poets, that means folks who had never read their poetry in public before.  And another Kzoo Slam first, our top two poets in the first round: Philip and Brishen Miller; round two was a father vs. son slam off. 

Sorry Dad, you got served.

1st place Brishen Miller 29.9

2nd place Philip Miller 29.0

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2Mar/1027

BILLY TUGGLE FEATURES @ THE KZOO POETRY SLAM THIS THURSDAY

The Kzoo Poetry Slam moves to its own night this Thursday and I'm crazy excited about it.

Billy Tuggle is going to be the feature poet, here's a little taste from You Tube.

Billy Tuggle

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