Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

The young voices of Southern Arizona

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¡SummerSlams! 2012

Join the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam for ¡SummerSlams!, our summertime series. Youth hosts & youth workshop leaders, fun prizes & themes.

2012 TYPS Summer Slams:

  • May 19
  • Jun 16 – Cover slam! Compete using anyone’s poetry or your own.
  • Jul – break / no slam 
  • Aug 18

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30

At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

We’re going to Brave New Voices!

For the first time, the voice of Tucson will be heard on a national stage at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Held in a different city every year, this July six poets from the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam will be traveling to San Francisco to compete in the judged poetry competition––this year the TYPS is the only team from Arizona that has been accepted to compete.

The six poets who will be representing the TYPS community at Brave New Voices in 2012 are:

  • Araceli, 18, Sunnyside HS
  • Alexia, 19, Pima Community College
  • Zack, 17, Sunnyside HS
  • Kay, 16, homeschool
  • Sam, 18, Tucson Magnet HS
  • Enrique, 17, Pueblo HS

Coached by Director Logan Phillips and Community Coordinator Sarah Gonzales, these poets were selected for the honor based off of their placement in the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship, held at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in April, as well as their evident dedication to community and leadership.
The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam advocates literacy, critical thinking and youth voice through poetry competitions, workshops and community showcases.  The program recently celebrated the end of its second season and regularly collaborates with diverse organizations across Tucson. The monthly poetry slam competition is open to all youth 19 & under and is held every 3rd Saturday at Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, 1730 E Speedway. Crowds at the TYPS regularly top 100 people.

UPDATE! Bout schedule!

  • BNV International Youth Poetry Slam Quarter Finals BOUT 6
    • Tucson, Miami, Bermuda, Baton Rouge, Wisconsin
    • Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
    • The Marsh Arts Center – Mainstage 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
    • GET TICKETS (free)
       
  • BNV International Youth Poetry Slam Quarter Finals BOUT 12
    • Tucson, Leeds, Albuquerque, Houston, Seattle
    • Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PT)
    • David Brower Center – Tamalpais Room (2nd Floor) 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
    • GET TICKETS (free) 

Poet registration for 2012 TYPS Championship

Poets: we want you to perform in the Championship!

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED!
Poets interested in competing in the 2012 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship are asked to have competed in at least one regular monthly slam this season. If that’s you, please:

  1. first read the participant guidelines
  2. then fill out the registration form

You will receive an email once your slot in the Championship is confirmed.

Registration DEADLINE: Wed. 4/25 11:59pm

    Confirmed poets:

  1. Sammy D
  2. Enrique G
  3. Caitlynn W
  4. Araceli M
  5. Amber H
  6. Ashley S
  7. Christopher K
  8. Wanya S 
  9. Sabina P 
  10. Sheila D 
  11. Jose M 
  12. Zack T 
  13. Kristin P
  14. Tavo B 
  15. Juliana B 
  16. Clarissa H 
  17. Danny B 
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The TYPS celebrates National Poetry Month 2012!

the TYPS celebrates
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2012
with big events every weekend!

You’re going to be hearing from us a lot this month! The TYPS is celebrating NaPoMo in style with a big event every weekend of April!

  • Fri. & Sat. 4/6-4/7 30th: Annual Tucson Poetry Festival
    The Ocotillo Poetry Slam Championship is Friday night at 9pm at Main Gate Square. TYPS poets are also specially invited to a workshop given by slam legent PATRICIA SMITH at noon on Saturday at the UA Poetry Center. Check the full schedule here.
     
  • Sunday April 15th: Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Benefit Dinner
    Our first-ever fundraising event! A formal three-course dinner served by Casa Restaurante Casa Español with poems from TYPS poets. Organized from the youth-led TYPS Fundraiser Committee and students from the UA Blue Chip leadership program. Recommend the event to those interested in supporting youth voice in Tucson, and buy your tickets today! Want to help TYPS grow? Click here!
  • Friday April 20: Workshop & Open Mic
    4-7pm at the Pennington Street Block Party, downtown. Workshop given by TYPS poets, plus an open mic for the masses!

  • Saturday April 21st: Last slam of the regular season 2011-2012
    The last open slam of the regular season! AKA the last chance anyone to participate & thus qualify for the 2012 Championship. Featuring Jasmine Cuffee of Albuquerque! The info will be posted here.
     
  • Saturday April 28th: 2012 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam CHAMPIONSHIP
    This is it! The biggest slam of the entire year! Hosted again by the UA Poetry Center and featuring Jessica Helen Lopez of Albuquerque, New Mexico! To qualify to compete, poets must have participated in at least one regular slam during the 2011-2012 season. Watch the TYPS Group on Facebook and the TYPS Blog for info on how to register!

2012 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship

Saturday April 28th
Tucson Youth Poetry Slam CHAMPIONSHIP
1pm FREE!

University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St (at Vine Ave) MAP: http://g.co/maps/snvcv

THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR, don’t miss it! Tucson’s most dynamic poets 18 & under rock the mic in a judged competition. The event will also feature a preformance by nationally-recognized performance poet Jessica Helen Lopez from New Mexico! Who will be the 2012 All-City Champion?

Poet registration now closed. Deadline: 4/25 11:59pm

Schedule:
Family Days at the Poetry Center

  • 10-11am: Poetry Joeys workshops, Infant Sing-A-Long
  • 10-11:30am: Writing activities for all ages
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Hear student-written corridos performed at the Poetry Center’s Corrido Contest awards ceremony
  • 1-4pm 2012 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship

Made possible in part by the UA Poetry Center and the Every Voice in Action Foundation and broad community support.


Check Jessica Helen Lopez on the far right side!

1st Annual TYPS Benefit Dinner

1st Annual
Tucson Youth Poetry Slam
Benefit Dinner

Come see for yourself what all the buzz is about––poems like you’ve never heard them performed before! Some of Tucson’s most talented youth poets will take the stage for a special one-night-only event to benefit the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam––you won’t be disappointed!  The TYPS is a dynamic program which helps young people from across the city learn self-expression, literacy, and performance. Ticket price includes full three-course Spanish dinner and a chance to support new opportunities for youth voice in Southern Arizona. All donations are tax deductible!

A collaboration between the youth-led TYPS Fundraising Committee and students from the Blue Chip Leadership program at the University of Arizona.

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 15th 2011
Cocktail hour 5pm, dinner served 6pm

Hosted by
Casa Vicente Restaurante Español
375 S Stone Ave

Tickets are $35 per person and include both admission and the meal.
 Please call 602-478-0980 to order tickets and specify any necessary dietary needs before space runs out!

Can’t make it to the Dinner?
Tax-deductible donations to the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam can always be made
by writing a check to Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, PO Box 44000, Tucson, AZ 85733
Please include “TYPS” on the memo line.

TYPS Monthly – April 2012

SATURDAY APRIL 21st 2012 The last open slam of regular 2011-2012 Season! Last chance to participate and qualify for the 2012 Championship! Featuring Jasmine Cuffee all the way from Albuquerque!







A native of Albuquerque’s South Valley, Jasmine Sena Cuffee has been active in the Metro arts community for nearly 10 yrs.  She was a member of the 2004 Poetry Slam team, 2005 Youth Poetry Champion, 2007 City Slam Champion, and player coach for the 2008 UNM Collegiate Slam team.  As a performance poet and slam poetry champion, Jasmine has led numerous writing workshops and performances throughout New Mexico and the Western U.S. She has appeared in the Bigger Boat Anthology, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Anthology, and ¿De Veras?. She is currently working on her first manuscript Where the Arroyos and Train Tracks Meet which will be the follow up to her first and only chapbook Sunshine and Rapture released in 2007. When she is not poeting, she manages Public Allies New Mexico, an AmeriCorps program that promotes social justice by developing the next generation of community leaders to strengthening non-profits communities and civic engagement.

SATURDAY APRIL 21st 2012


SLAM WORKSHOP and Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: Jazz Cuffee of Albuquerque!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips & Amy Briseño

At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry and Speedway

2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam (a t) gmail.com

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

TYPS Monthly – February 2012 – Feat. ¡Progreso Barrios!

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam – February 18, 2012!
Featuring Progreso Barrios of the RebelArte Collective!

Un poeta nacido en Agua Prieta Sonora Mexico, residente de Tucson, Arizona expresa su energía poetica en conjunción con la musica Hip Hop. Manejado por motivos de cambio social y envolucracion politica, ProGreso representa la palabra del afonico–

A poet born in Agua Prieta Sonora Mexico, now residing in Tucson, Arizona, expresses his poetic energy in conjunction with Hip Hop music. Driven by hope of inspiring social change and political involvement, Progreso represents the voice of the voiceless.

Listen to some of Progreso’s music here:


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SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Progreso Barrios!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: Progreso Barrios!
Slam hosted by Amy Briseño and Enrique Garcia!

At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd SATURDAY:
Mar. 17 • Apr. 21

2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam (a t) gmail.com

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sat. 1/28/2012: TYPS Youth Poets teach “Slam 101”

Experienced poets from the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam lead an exciting writing and performance workshop for any interested middle and high school students! Free! All are welcome.

This is a unique opportunity for YOU to explore slam poetry in a youth-centered environment and become part of the TYPS community!

SLAM 101: Youth-led Poetry Writing & Performance Workshop

Saturday January 28th 2012
11am – noon

University of Arizona Poetry Center – Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
See map: Google Maps



A part of UA Poetry Center’s Family Days in collaboration with Voices, Inc. and made possible in part by a grant from the Every Voice in Action Foundation.

TYPS Monthly – January – Blasting into 2012 with TC Tolbert

A new year, and a the second-half the TYPS season has begun! City-wide competition! Calling all poets, writers, rhymers, coffee junkies and spoken word lovers for your words, dreams, applause and screams. Tucson’s hottest microphone open to all youth 18 & under. Cash prizes!
Featuring TC TOLBERT!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by TC Tolbert!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: TC Tolbert!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips and Amy Briseño!

At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd SATURDAY:
Feb. 18 • Mar. 17 • Apr. 21

2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam (a t) gmail.com

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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