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UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

After 9 months of poetry slams, writing workshops, in-season tournaments and more than 70 performances by over 20 poets, four poets emerged from UrbSlam’s Final Stage as representatives for St. Louis at National competition. The 2015 UrbSlam St. Louis team consists of two veterans, Salena Burch (formerly Poeticslang), now in her third year on the…

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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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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

The 2014-2015 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets are free to compete. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 8 points to qualify for the Final on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. Four winning poets will…

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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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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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