Toronto Poetry Slam's Regular Season Finale Featuring Jamaal St. John!

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Toronto Poetry Slam's Regular Season Finale Featuring Jamaal St. John! says
Oh how long it has been since we have featured Jamaal St John! One of America's top poets returns to TPS at our regular season finale!

Doors 7pm, slam*/open mic* (OPEN SIGNUP) 730pm, show 8pm
$7 cover
Open mic available too (Break those rules on the open mic, musicians/comedians/jugglers)
**For the slammers looking to qualify for the CIPS qualifier or the 2016 TPS slam team, this is your last opportunity!**

Hosted by Alyssa Ginsburg

This is the last slam in our regular season, before Semifinals begin in January.

(Accessibility: The Drake Hotel Underground is not a wheelchair accessible venue. Several flights of stairs to get to the space.)

Born JAMAAL ST. JOHN in the quaint town of New Rochelle, New York, this performance poet/spoken word artist has been honing his literary craft for 19 years. His lyrical style is like no other – a cross between old school hip-hop rhyme schemes with cunning wordplay, accentuated with relevant social, political, cultural and economic topics. Jamaal manages to layer these aspects with a comical dexterity that only few poets can match.

Jamaal has many accolades to his credit. He was crowned Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion in 2008 and was on the Nuyorican slam team 4 times total, helping to lead those teams to national finals. He has the auspicious title of “Captain” of the Poetic Battles Slam Team at the World Famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. He also taped for Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Poets AND he is a 6-time winner of The Toronto International Poetry Slam.

He is the author of a chapbook of poetry entitled The Horror & The Hype and has 3 spoken word albums to his credit. He is currently working on a book of quotations, a new chapbook of poems, and a brand new spoken word album. He currently resides in West Orange, NJ with his lovely wife of 12 years, Nile.

Questions: Email
Twitter: @topoetryslam #tpslam

*Slam/Open Mic: time limited to 3 mins. (OM: you can use instruments or tracks, come early to give us a heads up)
Read up on the rules of the slam here:
Code of Conduct and things to consider before you hit the stage:
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