Reason one is that our venue was once again packed to legal capacity of standing room only, then breathing room barely. But even more exciting is that it was the first Bout in our 2014 Semi-Finals for a spot on the Port Veritas National Slam Team!
Our open mic was limited to a handful of our poets because we had two amazing features to fit in for their second stop on their Huemyn Tour. Theresa Davis and Shyla Hardwick. Bearing out a piece of their souls and bending our ears with their stories. After their fantastic set we got to the slam.
After all five poets read a poem through each of the three rounds, exhausting themselves for points from our judges, we found which four would be going on to finals on April 29th. Ellyn Touchette, Wil Gibson, Beau Williams, and Arwyn Sherman will make up half of our finalists.
The other four will be chosen next week on April 22nd, during the second bout in our semi-finals.