Team SNO at the National Poetry Slam Finals

Team_SNO_photo by Rich_Beaubien

Hey Y’all! In August my squad, Team Slam New Orleans, won the 2013 National Poetry Slam for the second year in a row.  I posted about it over on my Tumblr, but I forgot to mention it on this page.  You can check out all of the incredible NPS finals action here:

(Team SNO’s timestamps below)

Team SNO timestamps:

1:07:30 – Scars

1:36:00 – Hush

1:50:00 – Supervillains of Gotham Group Therapy Session

2:00:00 – FML

I am so proud of my teammates (A Scribe Called Quess?, Kaycee Filson, Sam Gordon and Akeem Martin) for working so hard all year and shining all week. Cheers to all the poets, volunteers and audience members for making the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville so darn amazing.

It’s here!

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Hey Folks!
My CDs arrived from the factory on Tuesday. After more than a year of planning, they are real, and I can hold them in my veiny, chicken-like hands. Every track was recorded live in a Southern Louisiana venue, and I can’t wait to share the entire project with you. It would not have been completed without an outpouring of support from the people I love.  Endless thank yous to you all. However it turns out is perfect.

If you’d like to order a copy, you can do so here.

Track List:
1. Intro
2. Connecticut
3. Uuuuu
4. You Heart NY
5. Hip-Hop
6. Pirates
7. 2060 feat. Profess
8. History of Slam
9. The Sweaty Teacher
10. The Process
11. Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire
12. FML

Bonus: Dustin Hamm Speaks

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I shouldn’t have left you without a recent blog post to step to…but here’s why!

I’ve started a tumblr!  You can find me at justinpoet.tumblr.com  I like tumblr because it allows me to keep tabs on some of my favorite poets and performers.   It’s also quickly become my homebase for getting nascent ideas out into the world.  So far, I’ve used my tumblr to post haiku, rough drafts and short poems.  Justinpoet.com will still be here to display polished material, but if you’re looking for more frequent posts, now you know where to go.

Oh, and make sure you check out my friends’ tumblrs:

Poet Donney Rose http://donneyrose.tumblr.com/

Comedian CJ Hunt http://gocjhunt.tumblr.com/ 

Poet Leslie D! http://insomniafiles.tumblr.com/

Poet Jon Brown http://jonathanbrownpoetry.tumblr.com/

Poet Desiree Dallagiacomo http://poemsbydes.tumblr.com/

Poet “Xero” Skidmore http://xeroskidmore.tumblr.com/ 

Photos from The Pop Up Volume 2

My friend Robert Warren popped into the Pop Up Volume 2 and brought his camera.  Check out these great shots he snapped, and be sure to head to his photo blog (aphorist.tumblr.com) for beautiful photos taken all around New Orleans.

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Last but not least, here’s a photo of A Scribe Called Quess’s great performance courtesy of my phone.  Thank you all for a wonderful night. Image

Winning Powerball Tickets Sold in Arizona and Missouri, Giving NY Times Chance to Reference Alan Alda

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“The odds of picking the winning numbers in Wednesday’s drawing were longer than the odds of picking an American man completely at random and having him happen to be Alan Alda.”

 NY Times

This supposedly illuminating statistic provides more questions than answers:

Wouldn’t the odds of seeing Alan Alada be the same as seeing any individual?  Or is he out and about at a different frequency?  

What types of places does he frequent?  If Alan Alda buys a lot of tacos, will I have a better chance at winning the lottery because I love tacos?

Is our ability to locate him impacted by whether or not he is wearing his Waldo glasses? 

Where can I find other Alan Alda stats?