Bowery Slam feat. Aziza Barnes

Mon, 25 January 2016 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

The New Generation of Slam. Compete for a spot on the Bowery Slam Team going to the National Poetry Slam in ATL this year!

This week's feature is AZIZA BARNES, with your host Ashley August!

Signups and doors at 8:30pm 5 slam slots, first come, first served! 3 poems - 3 mins each - All 5 slammers spit twice, top 3 move on to the third round, 2 win and head to our 1st of 3 semifinals, on February 15th!

At the door: $10 admission / $15 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam Online: $8 for just Bowery Slam / $13 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam--->

AZIZA BARNES is blk & alive. Born in Los Angeles, she currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi. You can find her work currently or forthcoming in PANK, pluck!, Muzzle, Callaloo, Union Station, Phantom Limb, The Rumpus, The Offing and The Breakbeat Poets, among other journals and collections. Her first chapbook, me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, was the first winner of the Exploding Pinecone Prize and published from Button Poetry. Her first full length collection of poems, i be but i ain’t, is the winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize with YesYes Books. Her poetry has also been chosen for the 2015 Winter Tangerine Award and 2013 Gallery Prize for Radical Presence. She is a poetry & non-fiction editor at Kinfolks Quarterly, a Callaloo fellow, a Poets’ House fellow, a graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a current candidate for her MFA in Poetry at University of Mississippi. She is a member of The Dance Cartel & the divine fabrics collective.

Bowery Poetry Monday Nights are generously supported by Tito's Handmade Vodka.