The Berkeley Poetry Slam FINALS!!!


Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 1999!

This is what it’s all been building up to, folks. Poets have been slamming for the last year to earn their way into semifinals, and now the top four poets from each semifinal bout will compete to see who will represent Berkeley at the 2014 National Poetry Slam right next door in Oakland, CA! Only five poets can make the team – come see which ones!

Our special guest host will be Fiveology member and three time grand slam champion (he’s also our featured poet next week) Shawn William!

Here’s the line-up:

Danez Smith
Leo Bryant
Abe Becker
Imani Cezanne
B Deep
Brandon Melendez
Jaz Sufi

This is a fundraiser event – all money raised will go straight to funding Team Berkeley. If you can only make it to one show this year, make it this one. It’s going to be the biggest and the best, with the top poets doing their top work. Don’t miss it!

April 23: Shawn William
April 30: Joaquin Zihuatanejo
May 7: Brynn Saito
May 14: David Winter
May 21: Chinaka Hodge
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero

3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.
FUNDRAISER: $10 door

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