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The Berkeley Slam featuring JAZ SUFI!

Our feature, Jaz Sufi!

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


Last week was a fantastic show — the workshop was full, the slam list was packed, and the audience loved every second of it. This week, your feature is Jaz Sufi! If you’ve been to the Berkeley Slam, you’ve probably seen Jaz hosting, slamming, or just running around the Plough. Now come see her feature!

Your host for the night will be Dre, with house band Three Blind Mice!


Jaz Sufi is a poet, a Bay Area native, and delighted to make your acquaintance. At 18, she became the slammaster of the Legendary Santa Cruz Indie Slam and the youngest slammaster of a PSI-certified venue in the country. Later that year, she assistant coached her team to place 8th at the 2011 National Poetry Slam. She competed on the city of Stockton’s Pierced Ear Poets team in 2012 and 2013, as well as being voted audience’s choice both years at inkSlam, and represented San Francisco at the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She was also a featured poet at the 2011 USF Creative Justice Art Show, and will be published in the upcoming Hurt to Hope Anthology. Sometimes Jaz is sad in her poems, and that’s fine, but sometimes she’s not, and that’s fine, too.



November 19: Aleysha Wise
November 26: Sock Puppet Slam! Just like a regular slam, but sock-style!
December 3: Donny Jackson
December 10: Ela Barton

3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Cash Prizes!
Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.

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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
Patrick Ohslund
Melissa Rose
Lorenz Mazon Dumuk
Caleb Zachary Matthews
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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