It’s that time of year again!
Spoken word artists of various ages and stages prepared three minute pieces for the preliminary rounds of the First Citizens National Poetry Slam, all with their eyes set on $80,000 in prizes!
Of the one hundred and fifty (150) first round competitors, forty (40) of them were selected to advance to the second round of the competition – semi finals.
The semi finalists were split into two groups of twenty (20) each. The first group of semi finalists performed their new pieces on Sunday 11th March and the following group did the same almost a week later. Saturday 17th March at Central Bank Auditorium.
Semi-Finalist spoke on topics such as parenting, colourism, going against the system, innocent victims of murder and other various crimes and – barbers, haircuts and Fay Ann’s toes – yes, you read that correctly. Local spoken word poets have an ever expanding range of topics that they speak about.
The list of semi-finalists follows below:
FCNPS 2018 – Semi-Final 1 (20)
FCNPS 2018 – Semi-Final 2 (20)
With less than a week until the final face-off, here’s the list of the finalists:
FCNPS 2018 – Finalists (15)
Defending Champion (1)
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