Hello Friends! After nearly selling out of books at the book release show, I am elated to announce a new shipment of Everything Has a Place has arrived, and I can now begin shipping books out of town. If you’d like to purchase one ($10 + $5 Shipping & Handling), you can visit my merch page.
Alternatively, if you’ve already received a copy and want to tell people about it, you can visit the book’s Goodreads page here.
It’s been over 13 months since my last post, and I’m amazed this site isn’t completely overtaken by crabgrass. A few updates on things that have happened since October 2013: Team SNO made it back to the National Poetry Slam finals in Oakland, where we placed third overall. I also had the privilege of experiencing my first Individual World Poetry Slam this October in Phoenix, and it was incredible. I’ve added videos from both events (filmed by Button Poetry) on this site’s Videos page. See you in 13 months! (Just kidding)
Desiree Dallagiacomo and I perform “The Friend Zone” at the National Poetry Slam Finals stage. Photo by Spit Journal.
Kaycee Filson, A Scribe Called Quess? and I perform “FML” at the National Poetry Slam Semi-Finals. Photo by Spit Journal.
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.
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.
4. You Heart NY
7. 2060 feat. Profess
8. History of Slam
9. The Sweaty Teacher
10. The Process
11. Tips for Climbing Barbed Wire
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:
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.
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.