On April 17 at the Hayti Heritage Center, seven slam poets competed for a coveted spot on the 2021 Bull City Slam Team. These poets are a part of the 16 year legacy of the “Triangle’s longest running poetry event” — the Jambalaya Soul Slam. Since 2005, poets have competed monthly. 12 slam poets, 18 years of age or older, can participate in these monthly slams. Some slams have specific themes, including an erotic poetry slam this February. The 12 winning poets faced-off in the April Grand Slam Finals. The top four poets — Grand Slam Champion and the next three highest-scoring — form the BCST for that year. The BCST goes on to compete in the Southern Fried regional slam poetry competition each June.
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