Woot! Woot! Much cause for celebration among word geeks, art freaks and poets here in Star City, also known as Lincoln, Nebraska ~ home of the extremely talented (if alas occasionally somewhat foul-mouthed) No Coast Slam Team, which has just advanced to the Semi-Finals at the National Poetry Slam held this year in Madison, Wisconsin. After three days of preliminary qualifying competition, the No Coast Slam Team is ranked 14th in the country (woot!) and will be advancing to the twenty team semi-finals competitions on Friday night. I think there were 76 teams starting the competition, so there you go.
Lincoln readers: please patronize the following businesses, whose tanglible and spiritual support, along with that of we the fans, enabled No Coast, of The Nebraska Writer's Collective, to go to Nationals.
The Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso
A Novel Idea Bookstore
Mojo's Dermagraphics & Design
You can read up on No Coast here and here. And Nebraska Poet stuff, here.
GOOD LUCK! Break a leg!
A sample of Nebraska poets (alas I couldn't find NoCoast to sample):
You Are Dangerous
by Sarah Mckinstry Brown (Omaha, Nebraska) web site