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15
Mar

Poets Battle for Big Prize

Two former champions, multiple former finalists and a range of new voices all have their sights on over $80,000 in prizes to be won in the 2018 First Citizens National Poetry Slam.  

Tickets are on sale at Francis Fashions outlets nationwide, $100 OR call the Committee at 319-4749 for details and ticket info.

Out of 150 auditioning poets, 40 have made it to two semi finals. Twenty took part in the first semis on Sunday 11 March and the final twenty will perform on Saturday 17 March at 5pm at Central Bank Auditorium. Their order of performance will be decided on Thursday 15 March at 7pm in a random draw streamed live on the National Poetry Slam Trinidad and Tobago Facebook page.

The Slam Final is on Sunday 29 April at NAPA, the closing event of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.

SEMI FINAL 1 POETS
Oshun Trim
Seth Sylvester
Carlon George
Shakir Gray
Dominique Friday
Veshmatie Ramlokhan
Michael Logie
Deja Lewis
Marcus Abraham
Sharifa Selman
Brendon O’Brien
Marcus Millette
Alliyah Jackson
Davon Musgrave
Deneka Thomas
Gabriella Bernard
Miguel Jagarnath
Che Riley
Celeste Fortune
Carissa Rodulfo
SEMI FINAL 2 POETS
Idrees Saleem
Alexandra Stewart
Kyle Hernandez
Emmanuel Villafana
Shineque Saunders
Kwasi Shade
Angelo Hart
Zakiyah Gill
Romero Gowrie
Shimiah Lewis
Regina Joseph
Jillian Smith
Jonathon Dennis
Lillian Searles
Ahmad Muhammed
Dellon Mathison
April Forde
Akile Wallace
Kirby Moses
Nicholas Khan