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Slam Jam! live at The Marsh Berkeley
January 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$5 – $10
Slam Jam is a monthly series featuring a rotating lineup of some of the SF Bay Area’s most radical poets accompanied by the Noise All-Stars, a band of 5 or 6 of the baddest musicians performing original music and poetry, with cheap drinks & ample table seating. ADA accessible and only 1/2 block from Downtown Berkeley BART station!
This month’s featured poets are:
Dee Allen: an African-Italian performance poet currently based in Oakland, California. Allen is author of 3 books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law and Stormwater) and 14 anthology appearances (Poets 11: 2014, Rise and Your Golden Sun Still Shines & more).
Samuel Getachew, @youthpoetlaureate: a 17-year-old spoken word poet and writer from Oakland, California. His poetry has garnered over a million cumulative views online and he has been published in The New York Times & more. He and his work has been featured by the East Bay Express, National Public Radio (NPR), KQED, KTVU News, Voice of America, and more. Samuel is the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Grand Champion and the 2018 Oakland Youth Vice Poet Laureate, and a 2019 YoungArts Winner in Spoken Word. He is currently serving as the 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate. He was a part of the team that represented the Bay Area at the Brave New Voices (BNV) Festival, the largest youth poetry competition in the world, in 2017, where he and his team were ranked within the top 8 in the world.
Tony Aldorando: Puerto Rican American writer, Tony The Poet has authored poetry, short stories, one act plays & songs. His works have been enjoyed by audiences around the globe.
Maw Shein Win: a Burmese-American poet, editor, educator & former punk rock drummer who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.