Thursday, February 09, 2006

Black Pearl on the road

Tiffani Smith went to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete as the Columbus rep for the 2006 IPWS- Individual World Poetry Slam.
She did a tremendous job in what will no doubt go down as one of the best shows EVER. The competition was fierce and true, with, in my opinion, all four finalists deserving the win. Each poem/poet just took you a bit higher than the one prior.

I would like to take a moment to say 'thank you' to all those involved in the event, be they a competing poet, host, volunteer, PSI affiliate, and of course the great city of Charlotte which opened its' doors for us and showed the poets alot of love.

Above and beyond that, I must give a shout out to all the people from Columbus and Black Pearl Poetry who rolled down with us or sent us emails and phonecalls wishing us a safe trip and giving Tiffani alot of love.

That said, alot of you good people wanted to know about future trips, not only to support someone here who might be competing but just to go and check out what the rest of the world has to offer in the name of poetry. That's great!
I will be listing dates and events from not only around town but more importantly heading out of town to some really hot spots with poets eager to please and share some great work with you.

When the link comes up I will let you know, or just join the Black Pearl yahoogroup and you'll be the first to know.