It’s two weeks before the Grand Slam, and we want you to bust loose! Bring your newest, most just-edited, most wrote-it-as-you-were-walking-to-the-stage poems! Also, as usual, there’ll be an open mic beforehand!
About Our Feature
Maya Hersh has represented both Rain City Slam and Seattle Poetry Slam at the National Poetry Slam, the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry slam. She has won the Hoodie slam twice and was recently crowned the Haiku Champion, although she wants a rematch. She has self published a bunch of chapbooks and one CD that no one will ever hear again, and has been published in Pangaia magazine and featured on NPR and CBS. She co-founded Rain City Slam and has since been working really hard to not be in charge of anything.
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