2008 Nuyorican National Slam Team


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Performance poet Akua Doku has been a member of the 2005 and 2006 Urban National Slam Teams, the winner of the 2004 All-Star Slam in Arizona and was a member of the 2004 Mesa Arizona Slam Team, and was the 2005 Austin International Poetry Festival female winner. She has also been published in the HIS RIB women’s poetry


Adam Falkner is a multiple-time member and coach of national poetry slam teams representing both the youth community of Ann Arbor and The University of Michigan. Adam's work has appeared in a number of anthologies, magazines and academic journals, recent graduate from the Residential College at the University of Michigan. 


2008 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion. Jamaal St. John is a 32 year old poet who hails from New Rochelle,NY. He has been performing spoken word for over 13 years and has performed all over the US and Canada. Currently a member of the cast of Male Ego, a 5 man theatre production which can now be seen on college campuses across this country.

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Trini poet, Graphic Designer and Spoken Word Artist. 2x Grand Slam Finalist @ Urbana-BoweryPoetryClub, and a member of 2007 6th ranked NYC-Urbana Slam Team.

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