October 2012 SLAM was Videotaped in full! Click on their name in sidebar to see one of their many poems they performed during the final SLAM.
#1 Jonida “Gypsee Yo” Beqo Winning Remarks
Gypsee Yo's 5th Poem
"We are all pulse and sweat, tissue and nerve ending. We are programmed to grope and fumble until we get it right." Gabe Moses Quote from Poem that won him 3rd place!
Southern Fried LEAF Poetry Slam
"LEAF Poetry Slam opened me up to bigger dreams- I was MONUMENTALLY INSPIRED. I sat for 6 hours in one chair toward the front and could not stop crying as i listened to 'rip your heart out' poems. I would wipe the tears from my face and wait eagerly for the next one." Terri| Atlanta
Poetry is one of the oldest arts and creative paths of expression. LEAF creates a poetic scenario to explore words and poetry in several ways: performances, slams, and interactive workshops. So speak out. The Poetry Slam has swept the nation and The Leaf Slam is one of the best. Nationally recognized poets & daring novices descend on LEAF to blaze like meteors day and night taking you on a journey. It's high energy! It's real! It's authentic! It's poetry! It's fun. Come, be part of it.
|Slammaster & Poetic Host, James Navé|
and has been active of the Poetry Slam community since 1991. In addition, he has memorized over 600 poems and performed thousands of shows in the U.S. and abroad. With Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, James has co-produced and co-taught the Artist’s Way Creativity Camps. He currently leads The Imaginative Storm Creativity Retreats with fellow writer, Allegra Huston. Nave' holds his MFA in poetry from Vermont College. He splits his time between NYC, Asheville and Taos.
|LEAF in Schools & Streets Youth Poetry SLAM|
The Youth Slam!, hosted by young vibrant Poet SIMON WOLF, is looking to be another show of sound and fury, and laughs, and silence... the Youth have plenty to say about a lot of things, including where we think We're headed! Come out to LEAFlet Kids Village Saturday late afternoon, and hear a piece of fortune or participate as a random audience judge! ANY KID MAY ENTER- check schedule & sign up just before SLAM.
" I was SO impressed by all of those young poets! Thanks!" Emily
“Thank YOU so much for giving these kids a VOICE....I just love it! ” Beth
From May 2012 "The Youth Slam was a great success. We had 17 poets compete, of which 11 were from WordSlam. 12 schools were represented. We also had four 18-year-old Wordslam poets compete in the adult slam. 3 made it to the final evening round, and one – Matthew Kerber – placed fifth and got a standing ovation from the audience." -Beth McDonough, LEAF in Schools & Streets Youth Slam Coordinator