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NPS2011 Now Underway

Cambridge, MA – The National Poetry Slam began on Tuesday, August 9th, in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.  On Tuesday night I picked up my Tournament Pass – a good deal, since it includes access to all evening venues including the Finals at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Saturday, August 13th.  The only thing it doesn’t do for you is prevent standing in line for entry.

Check out the full schedule at the NPS2011 web site.

On Wednesday I saw slam teams from Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC, Houston, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts compete at my favorite poetry hangout, the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.  I had the privilege of being one of the randomly selected judges.

I’ll be headed to The Middle East in Central Square, Cambridge, to hear the Group Semifinal Slam in which teams perform as a group onstage instead of as individuals.  I am very much looking forward to it.








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