Monthly Archives: May 2014

Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring ZACHARY CABALLERO and GOOD GHOST BILL!

Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring ZACHARY CABALLERO and GOOD GHOST BILL!

THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.

http://berkeleyslam.org/
https://twitter.com/berkeleyslam
http://berkeleypoetryslam.tumblr.com/
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The regular slam is back this week and we have Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero all the way from Austin, TX. They’ve been a part of some of the most successful slam teams to come out of the weirdest city in Texas.

Come sign up for the slam and get points to qualify to the Berkeley Slam rep at IWPS this year!

Your host for the night will be Toaster!

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UPCOMING
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero
June 4: Carrie Rudzinski
June 11: Jared Paul
June 18: TBA

THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
EVERY WEDNESDAY
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.

Slam Rules and Info: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/about/
Berkeley Slam History: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/history-2/

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The Berkeley Slam presents THE FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH SLAM! With featured poet JAZZ HUDSON.

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THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.

http://berkeleyslam.org/
https://twitter.com/berkeleyslam
http://berkeleypoetryslam.tumblr.com/
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The Berkeley Slam has always been an all-ages event, but on May 21st we’ll have our first ever Youth Slam! While everyone is allowed (and encouraged!) to sign up, priority on the list will be given to poets under the age of 18. Come see the best new voices in the Bay and our feature Jazz Hudson!

Young, fiery spoken word artist Jasmine “Jazz” Hudson has been rocking East Bay mics since the eighth grade. From her first writer’s workshop at the West Oakland Library — where her father sent her to “curb that mouth of hers” — she has performed everywhere from the streets of Oakland and Richmond to the national stage, often with her son Nassor at her side. Her work has appeared before Mos Def, Susan Taylor, Michael Eric Dyson and in high school classrooms all over the SF Bay Area. Jazz has also shared her work in social justice arenas such as rallies for Oscar Grant, Black August events, and Soulciety’s Empowerment showcase. She is also a former Brave New Voices International Teen Poetry Slam Finalist. In 2011, she self-published her first chapbook, “Small Minds Say Small Things.” She currently works as an arts educator in Oakland, CA.

Your hosts for the night will be Dre and Patrick!

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UPCOMING
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero
June 4: Carrie Rudzinski
June 11: TBA
June 18: TBA

THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
EVERY WEDNESDAY
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.

Slam Rules and Info: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/about/
Berkeley Slam History: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/history-2/

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5 Questions with David Winter

David Winter Author Photo

 

by Jason Bayani

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Tonight our feature at the Berkeley Slam is David Winter. He’s been published in several lit journals and is currently an MFA candidate at THE Ohio State University. This is his first time featuring at the Berkeley Slam and we’re exciting to have him come through. So let’s get this 5 Questions thing going…

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The Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring DAVID WINTER

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THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 1999.

http://berkeleyslam.org/
https://twitter.com/berkeleyslam
http://berkeleypoetryslam.tumblr.com/
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David Winter wrote the poetry chapbook Safe House (Thrush Press, 2013). His poems also appear in Atlanta Review, Union Station, Four Way Review, For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York City and other publications. David is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University and an Associate Poetry Editor for The Journal. He has taught creative writing in jails, at an LGBT senior center, and at Ohio State.

Your host for the night will be Jaz Sufi!

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UPCOMING
May 21: YOUTH SHOW with Jazz Monique Hudson! Priority on the list goes to poets under 18!
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero
June 4: Carrie Rudzinski

THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
EVERY WEDNESDAY
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.

Slam Rules and Info: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/about/
Berkeley Slam History: https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/history-2/

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Palo Alto Slam Finals is This Saturday!

Palo Alto Slam Finals is This Saturday!

Our friends at the Palo Alto Poetry Slam are having their slam finals to determine a team that will represent them at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

The competing poets will be

Mic Ting
Bozz L Ady
Leo
Patrick Ohslund
Melissa Rose
Lorenz Mazon Dumuk
Caleb Zachary Matthews
Tucker
Sibel
Lee Knight Jr
Sevan Boult
Liz Beth

The show starts at 6:30pm at John’s Cafe. 401 Lytton, Palo Alto, CA

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5 Questions with Brynn Saito

by Jason Bayani

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To kick off Asian / Pacific Islander American Heritage Month at the Berkeley Slam, we have  the enormously talented, Brynn Saito as our feature. Her first book, The Palace of Contemplating Departure was the winner of the Benjamin Saltman award and subsequently published by Red Hen Press. She’s a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds two Masters degrees from NYU and Sarah Lawrence. Bottom line, she’s dope, let’s get to the questions.

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