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The 2007 Mesa National Poetry Slamoff, Friday May 04, 2007, in Mesa, Arizona April 27, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> Dramatic Radio, >> News.
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The 2007 Mesa National Poetry Slamoff has set a goal of 400 attendees this year, more than any other year in the event’s 12 year history. . .  They’re asking you to come and celebrate another great year of poetry in our community…

Pick up a ticket for you, a date, some friends, anyone you think might be interested in attending. Forward this message on as necessary. Save 30% on the ticket price by ordering today online. . .

Thanks for supporting!

Event Details

When:
Friday May 04, 2007
at 6:00 PM

Where::
Del Sol Reception Hall
243 S Mesa Dr
Mesa, AZ 85202

Tickets are available now online at a 30% discount, so you can order your today! Hear compelling, tremendous poetry performed by poets that have worked since January to qualify for the event, so you are sure to hear their best work.

Order your tickets today!
http://essenzaslam.anthology.org/Nationals.html

Every year, the community’s best poets participate in the one slam to select the slam team that will go to the National Poetry Slam in Austin, TX. Keep tabs on which poets are leading in the point standings by visiting the standings page:

http://www.anthology.org/2007points.htm

Booksignings 

This year, they are adding a poet booksigning hour, from 6pm-7pm on the 4th. The merchandise table will be open, and you can have your merchandise signed, by the poets, right there, “Johnny on the spot”. The show starts at 8PM and lasts until we have selected our 2007 National Poetry Slam Team! A selection of beer and wine is available for those over 21 and food will also be available if you’d like to eat.

This year, they have a very special guest, 2005 National Poetry Slam Champion team member Kenn Rodriguez.

About Kenn-
Performance poet/writer/ educator/ Kenn Rodríguez was born & raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico. After dropping out of Sunday school and spending a wasted youth playing in a rock ‘n roll band, he re-discovered poetry through the Poetry Slam.

He’s been a featured performer at the Seattle Poetry Festival, the Taos Poetry Circus, the South-by-Southwest Music Conference, the SlamAmerica bus tour and the National Poetry Slam. He’s also performed and conducted workshops at New Mexico Tech University, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Culture Net’s “Poetry Jam” youth conference. Kenn has performed in several prominent venues in the U.S., including The Albuquerque Museum, the Knitting Factory in New York City, the Red Room in New Orleans, and The Paradise Lounge in San Francisco. He has been featured in the PBS special “Summon the Fire,” a KRQE-TV’s “News at Noon” and most recently on News Radio KKOB 770 AM’s “Jim Villanucci Show.”

More on Kenn is available at his website:
http://geocities.com/spokenn/

For more details, feel free to read it all here:
http://essenzaslam.anthology.org/History.html

Join them as they make poetry history again!

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