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Slam poets have been competing all year for a coveted spot in the 2017-2018 Grand Slam in Olympia, and they’re ready to show you what they’re made of! This year’s slam features Mercedes Holtry as the guest poet. Winners from the slam will head to Chicago for the National Poetry Slam this August. Ticket prices assist in financially supporting the winning poets’ trip to Chicago.
“Mercedez Holtry is a slam poet, writer, student, mentor, and Chicana feminist who focuses on bringing out her roots, experiences and lessons learned through her poetry in hopes that they embrace her people and other artists around her. She has represented ABQ on multiple final and semi final stages for national poetry events. She has worked with youth in many cities, teaching them how to express themselves through spoken word. She was ranked 3rd out of 72 in the world for best woman poet for the year of 2015, a finalist at the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2018 and is also ranked 1st over all for slam poetry in the city of Albuquerque for the years 2014-2015. She is passionate about spoken word and aspires to continually learn all she can about her art through working and slamming for her community.” – Facebook Event post