New Colossus Poetry Slam
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Jersey City Slam has taken the torch to host a regional poetry slam in the absence of the National Poetry Slam. The New Colossus Poetry Slam will feature five teams from the New Jersey/New York Area. Teams include: Jersey City Slam, Jersey City, NJ; Brooklyn Slam, Brooklyn, NY; Life:Vest:Slam, Staten Island, NY; Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ; and Lucid Language (Rutgers University), New Brunswick, NJ. The New Colossus Poetry Slam, name comes from the poem, “The New Colossus,” by Emma Lazarus. “The New Colossus,” is a poem about the Statue of Liberty which can be seen from Jersey City. Jersey City is recognized as the most culturally diverse city in the United States and the goal of The New Colossus Poetry Slam is to be a beacon for poets in the North East who want to be a part of a large-scale poetry family gathering.
HBO Def Poet, Big Mike will be the host.
339 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302