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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Wise Hall Packed For Poetry Slam Finals

Close to 300 people packed the WISE Hall this past Monday night to help choose a new Vancouver Poetry Slam Team. This fresh faced group of poetic wordslingers will now be traveling to Austin, Texas in August for the "National Poetry Slam" and to Halifax, Nova Scotia in October for the "Canadian Festival of Spoken Word" poetry slam championships.

The new team is Zaccheus Jackson, who finished 1st overall and is the new Vancouver Grand Slam Champion. Second was Scruffmouth, aka Kevan Cameron, 3rd is Vitamin F aka Fernando Raguero, 4th is Nora Smithhisler aka Nora Smithhisler and the alternate for this year's team is Sean McGarragle.

This group of poets will also be performing at various festivals in Vancouver and the U.S. Pacific Northwest over the summer months including Bumbershoot and the Summer Dreams Reading Festival. They will also be featuring at the Vancouver Poetry Slam at Café Deux Soleils on June 4th for their Van Slam Team debut.

If you see them on the street hug some them and talk about their hair. Or buy their merch. They are poets after all.

Randy Jacobs/RC Weslowski
President: Vancouver Poetry House

http://www.myspace.com/noragodofthunder
http://www.myspace.com/perfectlyincomplete
http://www.myspace.com/Scruffmouth
http://www.myspace.com/garglebunny
http://www.latchkey.net/poets/fernando_raguero/000606.html
http://www.myspace.com/vancouverpoetryslam

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