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#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Thu, April 29 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Hosted by Oregon Poet Laureate: Anis Mojgani

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#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland-area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition for the chance to win prizes including the title of #Virtualandia slam champion and corresponding $1,000 visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene.

Ten poets will be selected to advance and qualify for this April 29, 2021 grand slam event. These ten students will have their poems professionally recorded and aired during the grand slam event to be scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition to identify a top five and our next grand slam champion. Tickets for this exciting and inspiring event are offered on a sliding scale basis below. 


Free tickets for high school students are available by clicking here.

 

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Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is Oregon's current Poet Laureate and the author of five books of poetry. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in journals Bat City Review, Rattle, Buzzfeed Reader, Thrush, and Forklift Ohio, amongst others. A two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, Anis has done commissioned work for the Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Portland Timbers, and has been awarded artist residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Bloedel Nature Reserve. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland, OR, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Literary Arts. His latest collection is In the Pockets of Small Gods.

Purchase In the Pockets of Small Gods from Broadway Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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