We are excited to share with you #Virtualandia! 2021’s Top 10 Competitors! Our judges were tasked with a difficult job of narrowing down the selection of poets to the Top 10. And what a lineup we have this year!
Our poets recorded their performances for the competition at the NM Bodecker Foundation last week with COVID safety protocols in place. We’ll all get to watch their poems, the judges scores, and see who the next grand slam champion is at the #Virtualandia! championship event on April 29th at 5:30 p.m. PT!
#Virtualandia!’s Calibration Poet
Alana Anderson (she/her), Franklin High School
Our calibration poet will open the #Virtualandia! event, and her performances will help judges calibrate their scores for the evening. Her performances will be shown ahead of Round 1 for judges and the audience to settle into the excitement of the evening. We are so excited to have Alana as our 2021 calibration poet!
Meet the #Virtualandia! 2021 Top 10
Anna Gunderson (She/Her), Franklin High School, 10th grade
Emma Hayes (She/Her), Ida B. Wells High School, 10th grade
Gigi Bareilles (She/Her), Franklin High School, 9th grade
Jazlynn Davis (She/Her), Parkrose High School, 9th grade
Jordan Wolmut (She/Her), Benson High School, 12th grade
Jourdan Dimoff (She/He/They), Grant High School, 12th grade
Lilli Rudine (She/Her), Franklin High School, 11th grade
Sadie Wallsmith (She/Her), Grant High School, 10th grade
Shala Santa Cruz Krigbaum (She/Her), Franklin High School, 11th grade
Sophia Atkins (She/Her), Lincoln High School, 10th grade
It’s not too late to get your tickets for the main event on Thursday, April 29, emceed by Oregon’s Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani: https://literary-arts.org/event/virtualandia-2021/