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San Jose Poetry Slam Zoom Slam feat Deonte Osayande!

August 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Poetry Center San Jose presents The San Jose Poetry Slam Zoom Edition featuring Deonte Osayande
Come join us for Poetry from the comfort of your own home.
Sunday August 8
Room opens at 6:30 pm (California time)
Sign up list will be open from 6:30 to 7pm
Slam starts at 7
We are on Pacific Standard time, that is 3 hours earlier than east coast time and 3 hours ahead of Hawaii.
This is a free event.
Hosted by Scorpiana Xlent
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
If you have never been to a Poetry Slam before, a poetry slam is a competition, imagine spoken word poetry as an olympic sport. The rules are simple:1) Poets must use their own poems. 2) poet must use only one poem per round. 3) no musical accompianment. 4)no props. 5) there is a time limit of 3 minutes and 10 seconds. going over that will result in a time penalty.
This is a two round slam, poets with the highest scores will move up to round two.
You can sign up to compete via the chatbox in the zoom room.
If you’re not competing, we could use judges.
Our feature will be Deonte Osayande!
Deonte Osayande is a writer from Detroit, Mi. His nonfiction and poetry have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, the Pushcart Prize and he’s had a book nominated for a Digital Book Award. He has represented Detroit at four National Poetry Slam competitions. He’s currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College. His books include Class (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2017), Circus (Brick Mantle Books, 2018) and Civilian (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2019). He also managed the Rustbelt Midwest Regional Poetry Slam and Festival for 2014 and 2018.
To order a copy of Deonte’s newest chapbook “Recipe For The Poet” https://www.finishinglinepress.com/…/recipe-for-the…/…


August 8, 2021
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
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