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Table at The Long Beach Poetry Slam

  • MADE 240 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)

The Poetry Lab will be supporting this year's Long Beach Poetry Slam! Visit us for cool Poetry Lab swag. It's your last chance to get the Ghazal t-shirt we created for AWP16 (and for only $5!) AND we'll have FREE bookmarks and stickers!

Also, there's a new project in the works and you'll be the first to know about it if you visit our table. (Hint: WYM!)


This is our 5th Year of putting together a poetry slam in the beautiful city of Long Beach, California! This is a one night poetry slam invitational where poets from across Southern California (and beyond) gather in the city and compete for Cash prizes and a humongous trophy!

Competing Poets:
Brandon Anthony Melendez
Matt Sedillo
Yesika Salgado
Lem Saint Gonsalves
Jerrica Escoto
Jonathan Martin Werner
Sheila J Sadr
Mario DeMatteo
Arielle Estoria
Edwin Bodney
King (Katelin Wagner)
Micah Bournes (UncleMicah Keita Bournes)
Jaz Sufi (Jasmine Wilkerson Sufi)*
Aman Batra*
Chestina Nicole Craig*

Hosted by Def Poet, National Poetry Slam Champion, and co-founder ofDa Poetry Lounge:
Shihan Van Clief (artist page: Shihan The Poet)

Purchase tickets:
Student - 8, General - 10, At the Door - 13
As always, everything goes to funding next year's Long Beach Poetry Slam!