APRIL 2nd! AT THE STARRY PLOUGH!
THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.
Semifinals start tonight! Come see the first clash of poets and find out which four will be competing in finals on April 16th for a spot on the 2014 Team Berkeley!
Your host for the night will be Dre, with musical accompaniment by Three Blind Mice.
Here’s the line-up (subject to change):
SEMIFINALS #1 – April 2, 2014
1. Leo Bryant
2. Jelal Huyler
3. The Poetician
4. Patrick Ohslund
5. Danez Smith
6. Jason Bayani
7. Nazelah Jamison
8. Imani Cezanne
9. Abe Becker
SEMIFINALS #2 – April 9, 2014
1. Jaz Sufi
4. Be Deep
5. Queen Jasmeen
6. Joshua Merchant
7. Cameron Awkward-Rich
8. Brandon Melendez
The next three weeks are all fundraisers for the team. Come out and show your support! If you can’t be there, please spread the word and cajole, guilt, and bribe your friends into attending! These three shows are going to be among the best (if not THE best) of the whole year.
April 9: SEMIFINALS #2 with Jamie DeWolf
April 16: FINALS! The top four poets from each semifinal bout compete for one of five spots on Team Berkeley to compete at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA!
April 23: Shawn William
April 30: Carrie Rudzinksi
May 7: Brynn Saito
May 14: David Winter
May 21: Chinaka Hodge
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero
THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.
FUNDRAISER: $10 door