This Saturday, Houston VIP had our Grand Slam competition for all the poets who had amassed the most points throughout the slam season. Seven poets competed for a spot to make the team, which will go to national competition. A wide range of topics and performance styles hit the stage, and thanks to our audience, who packed Warehouse Live for us and created a supportive atmosphere, it was a welcoming space for all competing poets!
We would also like to thank DJ Bananaz who came through with Solange tracks and other perfect interludes throughout the night, as well as Reel Thought Productions for their awesome video work. (Check out our YouTube!) By the end of the night, five of the seven competing poets were selected to represent Houston VIP for 2017. I am glad to say that I, Jeremy, am returning to the Houston VIP team this year, along with Erica, Monica, Stephanie, and Rayla. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing all my teammates perform at various venues throughout the city, and I couldn’t be more excited to create with them! On behalf of the whole team, we are proud to represent our city this year, and look forward to creating work to share with you all! See you at the next one March 25.
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