Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Slam Issue

Volume 17:4, Fall 2016
Guest Co-Editor: Elizabeth Acevedo

The Beltway Slam Team, just after winning First Place in the 2014 Nationals. From left to right: Roscoe Burnems, Elizabeth Acevedo, Pages Matam, Clint Smith, G. Yamazawa.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Elizabeth Acevedo Introduction to the Slam Issue

2016 Beltway Poetry Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Pages Matam Three Poems

1993 DC Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Silvana Straw Outerspace

Miles David Moore Two Poems

2015 DC Youth Slam Team (Brave New Voices)

Nesha Ruther Prom

1994 DC Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Joel Dias-Porter Two Poems

2014 Beltway Poetry Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Clint Smith Two Poems

Roscoe Burnems Not Thirst. Preparation.

1995 DC Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Jose Padua New York

2013 DC Youth Slam Team (Brave New Voices)

Cici Felton Two Poems

2002 DC/Baltimore Team (National Poetry Slam)

Joanna Hoffman Two Poems

2014 Cesar Chavez High School Contraverse Team (Louder Than A Bomb-DMV)

Cedric Harper Ode to Urban Dictionary

2003 DC/Baltimore Team (National Poetry Slam)

Drew Anderson How To Speak American

2013 Slam Richmond Team (National Poetry Slam)

Camisha L. Jones Two Poems

2009 Busboys and Poets 11th Hour Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Jonathan B. Tucker Two Poems

2013 Beltway Poetry Slam Team (National Poetry Slam)

Adele Hampton Two Poems

2010 DC Southern Fried Poetry Slam Team

Sonya Renee Taylor My Mother’s Belly

2013 DC Youth Slam Team (Brave New Voices)

Amina Iro Three Poems

2011 DC/Baltimore representative (Individual World Poetry Slam)

Chris August Some of My Favorite Jokes

2013 DC Southern Fried Slam Team

Amin Dallal Two Poems

2012 DC Southern Fried Poetry Slam Team

Sarah D. Lawson Two Poems

The Slam Issue features 20 poets who have represented the DC/MD/VA area in regional and national slams over the course of twenty-three years. The writers in the Slam Issue have represented the DC, Baltimore, and Richmond metropolitan areas at poetry slams from 1993 through 2016. Guest Co-Editor: Elizabeth Acevedo.