12th Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam

Over the course of the last three weeks, three of our alumni have been competing in the 12th Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam preliminaries and semi-finals, hosted by UrbanWord NYC. Jesica Blandon, Denisse Cotto and Vaughn Kelly all competed once again this past weekend, at The Point here in the Bronx, and at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe located on the lower east side of Manhattan. Through fierce competition and awesome displays of verbal gymnastics, both Denisse and Jesica qualified for the Grand Slam Final to be held on Saturday, March 27th 2010. Unfortunately the prospect of having three of our former Middle School slam team poets gracing the Final’s stage was cut one-third short as Vaughn narrowly missed the cut. I’ve attached video taken at Vaughn’s and Denisse’s semi-finals at the Nuyorican. Please enjoy and feel free to comment, they read what you have to say!