Last night was the greatest closing slam of the three seasons the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam has had. NO LIE. Y’all brought it, y’all rocked it, y’all are amazing! Poem after poem, breath after breath, it was enticing and exciting to see the newcomers perform for the first time. I hope I speak for those of us who will no longer be eligible to compete anymore, last night gives us hope and continuation of the TYPS through new eyes and new voices.

Special shout outs to our beautiful co-hosts Amy B. and Araceli M., to our amazing score keeper Alexia, Wanya D., and our videographer. Also big thank you and shout out to our amazing feature Zami Tinashe, who not only served us with wisdom during our workshop but shed truth during his set. AMAZING AMAZING, I TELL YOU, AMAZING!!!

Not to mention, this was the first slam entirely operated by youth though out the whole night! AND, Pueblo High had its largest attendance and most poets spitting on the mic! THIS MADE ME TEAR UP! Props to the keedz y’all!

Congrats to our placing poets!

1st Place: Misha T.
2nd Place: Yulissa H.
3rd Place: Lydia H.

Remember next month: April 20th is our Championship, the biggest event of the season!
Sign up here and get your poems ready; old or new!

All things of love and peace.