Poetry Roars at the NorthBEAST Regional Poetry Slam
by Taylor Nunez (from WoMag)
Story Created: Nov 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM EST
Story Updated: Nov 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM EST
It’s the battle that many New England slam poets look forward too. Each year, teams of poets from the Northeast region gather to perform original pieces in the NorthBEAST Regional Poetry Slam. The competition travels to a different city each year and for 2011, Worcester will have the honor of hosting at the WCUW Radio Station on Main Street in Worcester.
The NorthBEAST Regional Poetry Slam provides a time, place and forum for adult slam poets to get to know each other and enjoy each other’s creative work. It’s not all just fun and games for these poets though – this competition is all in the name of preparation for the 2012 National Poetry Slam, held this year in Charlotte, N.C. The winner of the NorthBEAST will be automatically guaranteed a spot in the larger national competition.
While the National Slam is a journey for many – the NorthBEAST competition draws in poets from all over the Northeast area just to have their voice heard. Confirmed teams are: Cantab Lounge, Cambridge; Lizard Lounge, Cambridge; Mill City Slam, Lowell; Slam Free or Die, Manchester, N.H.; Providence Poetry Slam, Providence, R.I.; Port Veritas Poetry Slam, Portland, Maine; Jersey City Slam, Jersey City, N.J.
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