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Sunday, August 10, 2008

No Coast Headed Home

Hey poetry nerds across the fruited plains ~

QUITE Friends,The last few days have been very exciting here in Madison. I have been on my death bed since we left Nebraska, but even that could not detract from the overwhelming awesomeness that is our annual slam family reunion. First of all, I want to let you know that the No Coast team finished third in their semi-finals bout on Thursday, falling to an amazingly talented Boston Cantab team. Keep your eyes open, dear friends. Boston Cantab's captain, one superhuman Brian S. Ellis, will do several shows in Nebraska this November.

Final rankings have not been released by PSI yet - and may not be for a few more days - but the bout results ensure that the No Coast team will rank as one of the top twelve slam teams in the nation this year! How sweet is that?Advancing to the finals stage were Boston Cantab, New York LouderARTS, Charlotte, and Austin. After a hard fought - and very impressive - finals bout, they placed as follows: CharlotteNew York LouderARTSAustinBoston Cantab

In my view, Rachel McKibbens, Marty McConnell, and Brian Ellis stole the finals night show. We were blown away by their talent. Tomorrow we pile into cars and head back to Nebraska. We're looking forward to seeing all of you at the No Coast Poetry Slam on August 14th.

Love from the team,


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