Bocas Lit Fest

The audition results are in! From a fierce competition between 129 brilliant and brave poets, 33 will be moving on to the semi-finals of the VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam…


Congratulations to the top 33!


(in alphabetical order)


Akile Wallace

Alexandra Stewart

Alphieshe Guishard

Ariana Herbert

Askala George

Brandon O’Brien

Brendon O’Brien

Chike Pilgrim

Crystal Skeete

Darrion Narine

Deneka Thomas

Derron Sandy

Diamominique Roy

Dwayne Waldron

Fedon Honore

Genieve Valentine

Jabari Lynch

Johnny Coomansingh

Karina Rodriguez

Karina Scipio

KC Martin

Kito Fortune

Kleon McPherson

Kwame Weekes

Kyle Hernandez

Leandra Williamson

Marcus Millette

Maria Hunte

Nya Scott

Omavi Langevine

Seth Sylvester

Verne Titte

Zoe Howard



The Semi-Finals will be at Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St. Augustine Campus. Tickets will be available soon from the Bocas Lit Fest Office or from the VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam organising committee and any of the 33 poets in the Semi-Finals. 

Call 222-7099 or 341-7946 for more information, or like us on Facebook for regular updates.

Idrees Saleem, 2014 winner, will defend his title at the VERSES Finals on 3rd May 2015
Idrees Saleem, 2014 winner, will defend his title at the VERSES Finals on 3rd May 2015


The VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam is a national spoken word competition sponsored by First Citizens. Started on the University of the Southern Caribbean’s campus in 2012 by a group of driven, socially conscious young artistes known as the 2 Cents Movement, the support of the Bocas Lit Fest and sponsorship from First Citizens has seen this event grow into a national showdown between the best local spoken word artists, competing for over TT$30,000 in prizes. Past winners include Crystal Skeete, who took the top prize in 2013 with the piece “Maxi Man Tracking School Gyal”, and Idrees Saleem, 2014 winner.


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