2004 Nuyorican Grand Slam Finale


Poets submitted these bios to me for the 2004 Finale Program, so they may not reflect projects and accomplishments since that time. See each individual listing for more recent links and projects.


August has featured at Club Focus (Hottest Poets 2004), Bowery Poetry Club (Respect the Mic 2004, 2003), Willie’s Entertainers, NYC (2003).  He has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe as part of the Poetry Troupe, Machismo Redefined (2003, 2004).  He’s also graced the mics at Syracuse and Cornell... more››

daniel beaty

Daniel Beaty is the award winning actor, singer, writer, & composer of the critically acclaimed solo play Emergence-See! which ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater this fall.  Daniel was most recently seen on the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, as a guest artist on NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo with Rueben Studdard, and on BET’s... more››


Desiree Marshall, age 19, emerged onto the Springfield, MA spoken word scene when she was 17 years old.  With a style that has been described as unapologetic and raw, Desiree offers an insight on life not shared by many teenagers. Fusing childhood experiences with adult lessons and mixing them with Hip Hop rhymes, she attacks hard issues such as socio-economics, education, the prison system, and racism.  In 2002 she broke out... more››


Lamb is Iowa born, Florida raised and currently living in Queens.  He recently made his film debut in the independent film “Madness and Genius” in the role of Nigel.  When not soaking up inspiring words at the Nuyorican, he spends his hours working with the NiteStar Program, striving to instill the knowledge of HIV Prevention into as many young... more››

ner city

After being a part of the 2003 Oakland Slam team that placed fourth in the nation and first in the New Word Series poetry competition, NerCity (Pronounced Inner City), moved to New York with his fiancé & partner in rhyme, Scorpio Blues, and has made a strong buzz in the poetry underground. In less then 6 months this Negro Exposing Reality has been blessed to perform, place,... more››