Place at the table! My return to Slam Team Mania!

Super excited to have won myself a spot on the 2011 Worcester Poetry Slam Team! alongside Brandi MacDonald, Bill MacMillan, Robert Gibbs and alternate Liz Heath. All good poets and great people! We’ll be representing Worcester at the 2011 National Poetry Slam, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, August 10th-13th! We’ll be practicing, writing together and working on multi-voice group poems!For more info about Worcester Poetry Slam, head over to www.poetsasylum.org

I’m really excited. Mainly because of my involvement with youth poetry organizing and limited schedule due to work, I haven’t been on a team since 2004, or been to a National Poetry Slam Tournament since 2005. They still have time limits right?

Here are the scores from finals night a couple weeks back:

04/17/11 Team Finals Brandi Mckendy Alex Sarah Liz Bill Kim Bobby
Round 1 Score 27.6 27.5 26.7 * 26.6 26.9 27.4 24.8 27.0
Round 2 Score 26.7 25.9 26.4 27.8 26.8 25.9 24.9 26.7
Round 3 Score 26.8 24.0 26.7 24.1 25.7 + 26.8 23.5 26.3

Final Total 81.1 77.4 79.8 78.5 79.4 80.1 73.2 80.0
Final Rank 1 7 4 6 5 2 8 3

* Alex’s first poem ran 3:12.3 for a half-point penalty.
+ Liz’s third poem ran 3:50.0 for a two point penalty.
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