1997 Nuyorican Grand Slam Finale

roger bonair-agard

See National Teams/1997.

william fogarty

An updated bio is unavailable at this time, so please email us if you are out there! Seeing William Fogarty in action in 1996 was really memorable. Focused and passionate in his delivery, almost trancelike, his poetry played more like a unwinding rhythmic story, filled with images of a shared urban experience. When he signed my copy of "Aloud" back then, he... more››

sarah jones

See National Teams/1997 and Grand Slam Champions/1997.

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flaco navaja

Flaco Navaja is a poet, singer, actor, comedian and activist who was born and raised in the Bronx. Over the past 7 years he has performed his poetry internationally and at various universities all over the country. Flaco is the host of All That! Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz, the legendary open mic and makes people laugh with the comedy troupe Nuyorican Rule at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Flaco is currently touring with the... more››

lynne procope

See National Teams/1998.

jamaal st. john

He has been imitated but will never be duplicated”.there is only one Jamaal St. John.

Jamaal’s illustrious poetic career started at the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe when he was 18 years old. His contemporaries were Jessica Care moore, Saul Williams, Louis Reyes Rivera, Tish Benson, Suheir Hammad just to name a few. Through many poetic slams, Jamaal paid his dues to earn the opportunity... more››