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Charged, audience-driven poetry leading some higher in educational pursuits

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Josh Huskin

Rising young poets: Nathan Zertuche and Ariana Brown.

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Shaggy slams some verses at Sam’s Burger Joint.

“Is all of what you hear poetry?” I ask.

“I’m not sure if it’s all poetry,” she says, her face betraying critical thought and the forehead flickers of contextualizing, “but all of it is Slam poetry.” •



Where they slam

Continental Cafe & Event Center 6390 Fairdale Drive
(210) 822-8555
Every second Friday 2ndVerse, an urban open mic event, gets grooving around 9 p.m. at the Continental Cafe & Event Center.


Fresh Ink
1035 S Presa (210) 224-0559
Every third Friday, the under-21 Fresh Ink crowd can meet for an evening of uncensored open mic at Bubblehead, where the slamming starts promptly at 7 p.m.


Puro Slam
On the Half Shell
202 Navarro
(210) 222-2171
On Tuesday nights, the older kids can come out to enjoy two-buck beers and experience the priceless bravado of SA’s legendary Puro Slam.

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