1998 Nuyorican Grand Slam Finale


This was the first year I created the evening "program" for the Nuyorican Grand Slam and it was the only booklet-style Grand Slam program we ever made as we had some grant money at the time for it. All Grand Slam Finale programs since then have been much simpler and less expensive to produce. The boxing gloves used here on the cover were never used again in subsequent programs; while they make visual sense, it seemed to me that they are pretty overused in Slam.

All the bios and photos used here were the originals that our poets submitted in 1998. Some of these poets went on to the National Team where you can read their more recent bios, but anyone who wants to update one here, please email us.