BROOKLYN, NY- On Tuesday July, 2nd TOMS Brooklyn hosted various slam teams from the East coast for some friendly slam competition in preparation for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival. This regional slam included a total of five teams from Maryland, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and New York City. All five teams, which included the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team, Urban Word NYC 2019 Slam Team, The Loud Project Slam Team, Jersey City Slam Team, and The Washington D.C. Slam Team laid out and performed their best pieces wowing not only the audience and judges but pedestrians walking past the outdoor space as well. After much deliberation on behalf of the judges, the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team took the first place with Urban Word NYC 2019 Slam Team in second place.
This regional competition was just a taste of what the teams will endure in Las Vegas at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival. Thus we send off all five teams with much love, luck and support!