We Slam the Best

In our April issue, we featured many of the poets who make up SlamCharlotte and the burgeoning scene they’ve created in NoDa (“These Voices Carry,” by Steve Goldberg). The story talked about how they were one of the best poetry slam teams in the country. Now they—we—are the best.

SlamCharlotte recently won first place at The National Poetry Slam 2007 held in Austin, Texas, beating out seventy-five other teams. Made up of Bluz, Bethsheba, Mike Simms, Carlos Robson, Da Minista, Paul D, and team manager Inkera, they performed twelve different, original poems during the competition.

You can catch these guys during monthly poetry slams at the McGlohon Theatre (345 N. College St.) every second or third Friday, including tonight at 8 p.m. Many of the poets also perform weekly at Wine Up (3306 N. Davidson St.).

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