USS National Team

Union Square Slam presents the USS Nationals Team Send-Off and Fundraiser

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Union Square Slam presents the USS Nationals Team Send-Off and Fundraiser
July 19, 2016 7:00 PM
July 19, 2016 9:30 PM
Union Square Slam
July 11, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
USS National Team


The National Poetry Slam is right around the corner! Come celebrate and get a sneak peak at all the hard work the team has put in this summer, and pick up some sweet treats and a copy of the team’s limited edition chapbook!!

7pm: Sign-Up and Socialize
8pm: Open Mic
9pm: The USS National Team: Kearah Armonie, Patrick Roche, Nkosi Nkululeko, and Taylor Steele

Entry: $5
Chapbook: $20 ($15 with paid entry fee)
Cookies: $3, 2 for $5

Made by our lovely volunteer Theo!! Choose from the following:
- Chocolate Chip
- Rosemary Ginger w/ White Chocolate Chips
- Honey Jack Lemon
- Peanut Butter
- Apple Oatmeal

Meet the Team:

Nkosi Nkululeko is the 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, and a Callaloo Fellow. He has been nominated for the Independent Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. He was a member of the 2015 Urbana Slam Team and currently on the 2016 Union Square Slam Team. Nkosi”s work is published in VINYLpoetryandprose, No Token, decomP, and elsewhere. He lives in Harlem, New York.

Taylor Steele is a Bronx-born, Brooklyn-based writer and performer. Her work can be found at such esteemed publications as Apogee Journal, HEArt Journal, Rogue Agent, Blackberry Magazine, The Body is Not an Apology, and many forthcoming. Her chapbook Dirty.Mouth.Kiss will be available Fall 2016 on Pizza Pi Press. She is a triple-Taurus who believes in the power of art to change, shape, and heal.

Kearah-Armonie (Kearmonie) is a Brooklyn based poet, spoken word artist, MC, Filmmaker, Blogger, and Writer. She currently finishing up her B.A. in Documentary Film Production at Brooklyn College. Having been performing spoken word since 2011, she is now a mentor and teaching artist.

Patrick Roche is a New Jersey-based writer and performer who graduated from Princeton University. He has competed or featured at multiple national competitions, events, and universities around the country. His work has been featured on Button Poetry, SlamFind, UpWorthy, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and others, accumulating over 6 million views.