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Our SLAM Team

Our DPL Slam Team along with hundreds of other premiere poets compete at the National Poetry Slam competition! NPS is an annual poetry slam championship tournament, where teams of poets gather to share their work with the community and to compete against each other for the national team title. Let’s go!

Our SLAM Team

*GSC = Grand Slam Champion

2018
2nd in the nation!
Hood Profet GSC, Alex Luu, Kito Fortune, Yaw Osafo-Kantanka Kyeremateng, Yesika Salgado

2017
4th in the nation!
Kito Fortune GSC, Poetic Moment GSC, Alyesha Wise, Yesika Salgado, Aman Batra

2016
Made it to Semi-Finals!
Kito Fortune GSC, Alyesha Wise, Aman Batra, Saint, Yesika Salgado

2015
Made it to Semi-Finals!
Tonya Ingram GSC, Alyesha Wise, Edwin Bodney, Fisseha Moges, KiNG

2014
Made it to Semi-Finals!
Alyesha Wise GSC, Carrie Rudzinski, Matthew Cuban, Terisa Siagatonu, Yesika Salgado

2013
2nd in the nation!
Rudy Francisco GSC, Fisseha Moges, Imani Cezanne, Javon Johnson, Terisa Siagatonu

2012
4th in the nation!
Fisseha Moges GSC, Javon Johnson, Simply Kat, Terisa Siagatonu, Venessa Marco

2011
8th in the nation!
Nick Macedo GSC, April Rose Rojas, Edwin Bodney, Fisseha Moges,Javon Johnson

2010
No team competed.

2009
No team competed.

2008
10th in the nation!
Javon Johnson GSC, Aja Monet, Paul Mabon, Rudy Francisco, Simply Kat

2007
Tshaka Campbell GSC, IN-Q, Javon Johnson, Nikki Blak, Shihan

2006
Made it to Semi-Finals!
Mr. Poetic GSC, Crystal Irby, Nikki Blak, Tshaka Campbell

2005
3rd in the nation!
Javon Johnson GSC, Crystal Irby, Rives, Ratpack Slim, Shihan, Simply Kat

2004
NPS Champions!!!
GaKnew GSC, IN-Q, Javon Johnson, Omari Hardwick, Rives, Shihan

2003
5th in the nation!
IN-Q GSC, Gimel, Katrina Recto, Omari Hardwick, Shihan, Snowplough

2002
Made it to Semi-Finals!
Steve Connell GSC, Bridget Gray, GaKnew, Sekou Tha Misfit (NPS Indie Champion), Taalam Acey

2001
17th in the nation!
GaKnew GSC, Nafeesa Monroe, Ty Scott, Bridget Gray, IN-Q

2000
Shihan GSC, Ashley Hammond Rodriguez, Ben Porter Lewis, IN-Q, Rachel Kann