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The First Citizens National Poetry Slam Finalists

Twelve competitors have been announced as this year’s #FCNPS2017 First Citizens National Poetry Slam finalists! They will contend for a combined winners’ row jackpot of $80,000 on April 30th at the final, which is set to close off The 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in stunning style at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA).

Congratulations to the twelve finalists, who will square off against reigning 2016 champion Seth Sylvester.

The finalists are:

  • Deja Lewis
  • Idrees Saleem
  • Alexandra Stewart
  • Brendon O’Brien
  • Derron Sandy
  • Marcus Millette
  • Shineque Saunders
  • Camryn Bruno
  • Emmanuel Villafana
  • D’Izraiel Billy
  • Kyle Hernandez
  • Michael Logie

Alternates (in this order):

1. Deneka Thomas

2. Jen-Ai Mohammed

3. Omavi Langevine


*Francis Fashions: PoS, Trincity Mall, West Mall, Chaguanas, Gulf City, Arima, Tobago (640-5344)
*NAPA Box Office (627-1104)
*BOOM’s World Port-of-Spain (476-2456)
*Blac Sheep Barber Shop, UWI St. Augustine (678-4403)
*Power Hour Cafe, UWI St. Augustine

Price: $200 and going fast…

The stakes have never been higher, and the spoken word warriors are ready to do battle!

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