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Youth Poetry Slam

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Welcome & Rules

Welcome to season 8 of VerbQuake, the UrbArts Youth Poetry Slam program. Teams are free to compete but must be sponsored by a school. Questions about involvement should be sent to verbquake@urbarts.org. For current teams, be sure to review the rules here

Event Schedule

Jan 13 | UrbArts | Team Bout, 4 pm: Beauty & the Beats v Slam Cats v Ill Noise v Savage Stanzas

Jan 21 (MLK Day) | UrbArts | Team Bout, 1 pm: Vap v Kanye’s Baby v Poetic Soulz v (TBD)

Jan 28 | Hazelwood West | Team Bout, 3:30 pm: Slam Cats v Savage Stanzas v (Kanye’s Baby)

Feb 16th | UrbArts | Tournament Preliminary, Sat at 12 pm

  • Concrete Roses,
  • Slam Cats, &
  • Vap

Feb 22 | .Zack | Tournament Preliminary, Fri 9 am (+ lunch for competing teams)

  • Beauty & the Beats,
  • Ill Noise, &
  • Kanye’s Baby

Feb 24th | UrbArts | Tournament Preliminary, Sun at 4 pm

  • Savage Stanzas,
  • Poetic Soulz, &
  • Sumner

March 2 | UrbArts 6:00 pm Youth Poetry Grand Slam | $15 tix

  • Vap (Central & Visual Performing Arts)
  • Beauty & the Beats (Marquette High School)
  • Savage Stanzas (Parkway North)

March 8 | UrbArts 6:00 pm Youth Poetry Slam Final Stage (Poets to be determined) | $15 adv tix

  • Qualified Poets to date:
    • Zack
    • Camryn (Kirkwood)
    • Shadiya
    • K-Note aka Keana Fox (Collinsville)
    • Darius (CVPA)
    • Elle Wolf (CVPA)
    • Dominoes (CVPA)
    • Jessica (Hazelwood West)
    • Megha Sanjay (Marquette)
    • Caleb (Northwest in Cedar Hill)
    • Sarah Abbas (Marquette)
    • Brooklyn Beatz aka Amaya (Collinsville)
    • Kaylyn McCoy (Parkway North)
    • Charlotte D’Alfonso (Parkway North)
    • Mo-Mo (Grand Center Arts Academy)
    • Swervo (Sumner)
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