1996 Nuyorican National Slam Team


In case you didn't already know, the entire Nuyorican 1996 National Team were featured in the film "SlamNation" by five-time Emmy Award winner, Paul Devlin. It's an incredibly engaging behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to participate on the National Poetry Slam stage in 1996. You can buy it here, if you don't already own it, but please find a way to see it...it was the first of the Poetry Slam film genre, and was also co-produced by our very own Tom Poole.

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If the conversation is "this new generation of poets," then at some point the name Jessica Care moore will inevitably come up. Jessica Care moore-Poole is the CEO of the thriving publishing house, Moore Black Press. One of the most celebrated, published poets and public speakers of her generation, jessica Care moore has issued a strong, defiant, and educated voice into the... more››

muMs da schemer

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saul williams

To thousands of youth across America, Saul Williams has defined and redefined poetry as an accessible, living art form. His poetry has served as the archetype for a new generation of poets and spoken word artists.

His groundbreaking work as a writer and actor in the critically acclaimed film, "Slam" (Sundance's Grand Jury Prize '98; Cannes' Camera D'Or '98); placed... more››