Grand slam poetry champions to host poetry/rap slam at Palo Alto College

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 Illustration by Ansley Lewis

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Local father-daughter team has performed together for a decade and won national poetry contest.

By Cynthia M. Herrera

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The second annual poetry/rap slam will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the central courtyard of Palo Alto College. The event is a part of the college’s Native American/Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. A poetry/rap slam allows poets or rappers to compete against each other.

Local father-daughter duo Anthony “The Poet” M. Flores and Amanda Flores, who both are National Grand Slam Poetry champions, will host the event. Grand-slam winners can earn titles as well as monetary prizes. For example, the Texas Grand Slam Poetry contest is a two-day event where poets compete for a $1,200 grand prize.

They have performed together for 10 years as well as individually, according to the Community Arts Access Program website.

Their poetry consists of intelligent humor suitable for ages 17 and over, according to CAAP.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants should show up early to sign in.

For more information, call 210-486-3125.

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