WOWPS FINALS IS HERE!!! Come watch our top women and gnc poets battle it out to represent Union Square Slam in Dallas, TX this March!!
NOT TO MENTION: Our most stunning electric features, CHRYSANTHEMUM TRAN and CHARLOTTE ABOTSI, on their Rush Hour Poetry Collective Tour!!
!! Kearah Armonie !!
!! Ashley August !!
!! Carol Brown !!
!! Cecily Schuler !!
!! Taylor Steele !!
$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible
a) an acronym for Women of the World World Poetry Slam
b) one of three national poetry slam events put on annually by Poetry Slam, Inc.
c) held in Dallas, TX from March 15-18th, 2017
Union Square Slam WOWPS Qualifier rules:
Qualified competitors are poets who are female assigned or identified individuals who are PSi members and are 18+ or 21+ years of age, depending on the Host City. This includes gender non-conforming individuals.
5 poets // 4 rounds
2 min (all)
1 min (all)
(Break for Feature)
4 min (top 3)
3 min (top 3)
Cumulative score wins the Union Square Slam Representative spot to WOWPS in Dallas!!
About our Features:
Chrysanthemum Tran is an emerging queer and transfeminine Vietnamese American poet and teaching artist in Providence by way of Oklahoma City. In 2016, they became the first trans woman finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. A three-time semifinalist at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, Chrysanthemum won “Best Poet” and “Best Poem” in 2016, and “Pushing the Art Forward” in 2015. A 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam champion and Pink Door Fellow, Chrysanthemum is a two-time member of the Providence national slam team and coaches the Providence youth slam team. Above all, they enjoy seasoning their cast iron skillet & avoiding the comments section.
A former Youth Grand Slam Champion, Charlotte Abotsi has taken on a directorship role at her home venue, the Providence Poetry Slam. There, she serves as a youth director, booking coordinator, and slam master. She has competed in several international slams, and most recently placed in the top 20 at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She 1/2 of The Rush Hour Poetry Tour Collective, a collective demanding intersectionality at every avenue. Her poems have been written about in The Huffington Post and Mic.com. Her favorite typo is misspelling ‘live’ as ‘love’. She is a poet and writer who loves in Providence and is trying very, very hard.