A Busboys and Poetry Event The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner. Join us for an alternative way to spend your Friday night at Poetry Slam, Inc's (PSI) DC Slam Venue.
2Deep has certainly made a name for herself in the poetry community since 2006 by performing at Ottawa University (Canada), Cornell University, and opening for the late Gill Scott-Heron in 2009. She was a member of Busboys and Poets’ 2009 Slam Team, Word War II Champion, and served as the Busboys and Poets' Slam Master. Currently, she’s selling her book, Spoken Heard, and stays busy with her blog, 2DeepUncensored. 2Deep welcomes the life lessons, as they make for beautiful and honest poetry.
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.
Michael Warrior Bonds is an urban G.R.I.O.T. and an internationally respected, award winning poet, author, motivator and spokenword artist from Roxbury (Boston Massachusetts). He holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University/ Bauder College and is currently studying to receive his Bachelors in Social Work degree at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. In 2008 he won Best Spokenword Album at the New England UMA’s. He is a member of the renowned Blackout Arts Collective and he is author of "Gunz, Poems & Rosez, the Experience Strength and Hope of Michael Warrior Bonds" and "The Write". His work is featured in The "Bandana Republic, A Literary Anthology of current & former members of street organizations (Louis Reyes Rivera & Bruce George editors), The Plymouth State University Centripetal, and Love Nu Art Magazine as well the award winning documentary 2006 Red Bull Word Clash Film, produced by Monti Smith for Red Bull.
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