2003 Nuyorican Grand Slam Finale


Except for Vanessa Hidary, poets submitted these bios to me for the 2003 Finale Program, so they may not reflect projects and accomplishments since that time. See each individual listing for more recent links and projects.

daniel beaty

Currently residing in Brooklyn, Daniel Beaty is an actor, singer, and writer who has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Africa.  He was most recently seen on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and on BET’s 106 & Park. His solo show CONTRADICTIONS is a fusion multi-character transformation, slam poetry, and song. ... more››

julian curry

Julian Curry is originally from Nassau, Bahamas. For the last twenty years he has called Harlem his home.  However, he is and always will be a “coconut”. His poetry is for the kids, “everybody else is just eavesdropping”. His work is inspired by his mother, his pains and gains... more››


Born DonCarlos Price in Atlanta, Ga. , known on the poetry scene as Sugar Tongue Slim or DutchMaster. He has performed in countless clubs, colleges, universities and playhouses, ranging... more››

carlos gomez

Carlos Gomez is a Philly spoken word artist that has been blazing up hearts, mics, and minds alike for the past few years. He is a member of both The Excelano Project and the Blackout Arts Collective, featured as one of the headline acts on the Beyond Words, Beyond Borders Tour 2002 and the Lyrics on Lockdown: 2002 National Tour. In addition to being published in several anthologies, Carlos has been filmed for a... more››

vanessa hidary

Actress/Poet/Playwright/Native New Yorker Vanessa Hidary grew up on  Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, graduating from  LaGuardiaHigh School of the Arts and Hunter College. Her experiences  as a SephardicJew with close... more››