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UrbSLAM finishes top ten in first trip to National Poetry Slam

UrbSLAM finishes top ten in first trip to National Poetry Slam

UrbSLAM competed and finished in the top ten in the twenty-fifth annual National Poetry Slam held in Oakland, California in August, against a field of seventy-two teams from throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, former UrbSLAM champion JayLuvve won the individual slam championship at the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam tournament of thirty-two teams…

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STL Picks 2014 UrbSLAM Team

STL Picks 2014 UrbSLAM Team

SAINT LOUIS, MO. – April 26, 2014 – Top spoken word poets battled with piercing literary devices to win their place on the 2014 UrbSLAM touring team at UrbSLAM Final Stage held at Legacy Books and Café. Chris Ware took the top prize as UrbSLAM champion, beating out five other contestants for the distinction. The…

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The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

UrbSLAM has now added a new logo for its 2013-14 branding efforts. Designed by Urban Artist Alliance logo designer Melshonda Lowe-Dobbins, the UrbSLAM logo incorporates the fleur de lis symbol used in the St. Louis City flag.  UrbSLAM t-shirts will soon be available on slam nights beginning in January 2014. UrbSLAM is currently holding a monthly competition to…

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RAC Offers Year-Long Artist Fellowships

RAC Offers Year-Long Artist Fellowships

The Regional Arts Commission is offering ten St. Louis-based artists fellowships of $20,000 apiece to winning applicants. On RAC’s website, they posted the following statement: To foster and invest in the careers of St. Louis artists of all disciplines by providing funds to allow for more time and space to study, reflect, experiment, explore, practice,…

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The Tour Recap

The Tour Recap

UrbSLAM is making noise. For two years in a row, UrbSLAM has sent a team of poets to compete at Southern Fried.  The team added another contest to their travels when they visited the Rustbelt Midwest Regional.  In both competitions, the 2013 UrbSLAM did something it had not done before: win a bout. For those…

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The Alternative: Greg the Poet gets the KrisisBlackstar Treatment

The Alternative: Greg the Poet gets the KrisisBlackstar Treatment

St. Louis’ poetry scene has countless numbers of gifted and talented spoken word artists. In my opinion, however, the last few years of St.Louis poetry has seemed to lack a bit in artistry and just the popularity of it as a whole. The platform of spoken word poetry is now shifting into a fresh and…

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