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Newburgh’s Poetry Slam is almost here.

3 Rounds- 10 poets, with a waiting list for anyone who wants to compete incase one of the poets can’t make it.

Email Daniel Villegas at villeg52@gmail.com if interested in competing.

Free to compete and attend but donations will be accepted. Part of the donations go towards the poet for the prize money.

Let’s keep the Arts Alive in the Hudson Valley.

A poetry slam is a competition arts event in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. Culturally, poetry slams are a break with the past image of poetry as an elitist or rigid art form. While formats can vary, slams are often loud and lively, with audience participation, cheering and dramatic delivery. Hip-hop music and urban culture are strong influences, and backgrounds of participants tend to be.

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