Buddy, that's fantastic. And Righteously deserved! Recording in NYC or Buffalo?
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Gee, I hope Ani writes some more terribly poetry for speech teamers to cover.
I don't think it's her fault the speech teamers are covering her terrible poetry.
I want "Black man in a White House" as a square on poetry bingo for NPS this year.
Also, didn't Buddy Wakefield open up for Ani DiFranco on her tour about a year and a half ago?
I'm not sure about this one though.
Also, to hopefully pull us out of focusing on the matter of overlap in the readings:
I created a schedule template for an NPS week that, hopefully, we can use for all years moving forward as a starting point.
It has slots during the day and night for side events. I can fit all 12 of our core side events into it with NO OVERLAP and giving most of those readings 2 hours...and it still has room for two more events. Now, the more stuff you try to compound into the schedule, the less likely it is that there won't be overlap, but wouldn't it be cool if you had to choose between a workshop/panel discussion versus a mic and not between two mics, regardless of what kind of mics they were? Understand: I'm not suggesting this: we are DOING this (assuming the venues hold up between now and when the schedule goes live).
Anyhow, I point this out not to prove just how the-shit I am, but to point out that overlap doesn't have to be a factor if the organizers don't want it to be. I didn't want it to be, so I made a schedule to reflect that. In fact, depending on how many events get added from the call i put out a little while ago, you might be able to see every open mic during the day and night for the entire week.
How cool is THAT?!
The field is set. The teams are getting geared up for the 2nd Annual Dallas Invitational Poetry Slam Weekend.
For those of you road tripping to Austin and might have Dallas near or on your route, here's the deal:
Place for all events:
2443 Walnut Hill
Dallas, TX 75229
(I-35E @ Walnut Hill and Composite)
Friday August 3rd 7pm
Roger Bonair Agard Features at the Poetry Grind Open Mic/Poetry Slam
$5 at the door, $3 with Student I.D.
Saturday August 4th 1pm-3pm
Roger Bonair Agard Writing/Performance Workshop $10
Sunday August 5th 7pm
Dallas Invitational Poetry Slam (D.I.P.S.) The NPS Tune Up!
Tickets $10 in advance available at www.poetrygrind.com or at Pugsley's
$12 at the door, $8 with Student ID
Three simultaneous 3x5 bouts under the same roof. Top 5 teams advance to the final.
This is the line up of teams participating:
Seattle, Berkley, Denver-Mercury, Denver Slam Nuba, Albuquerque, Omaha, Chicago Palatine, Columbus-Black Pearl, Boston Cantab, NYC-Nutorican, NYC Urbana, DC/Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta and Killeen!
Excellent Line up and Final Show will be hosted by the dynamic duo of Jason Carney and Roger Bonair Agard!
Teams are competing for cash prizes and the coveted Silver Bowl of Guacamole!
If you wish to come through Dallas on your way to Austin, hit me back for hotel info.
I do think it's worth noting, though, that the majority of people being cited here for "breaking through" aren't breaking through as POETS, but as actors or by having their work be used by the film and advertising industries as demographic bait or soundtrack background.