ANNOUNCEMENTS

GO TO "MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM" ON FACEBOOK FOR PIX AND MORE! ALSO VISIT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY GROUP ON FACEBOOK, OR GO TOALPOETS.ORG FOR INFO ON UPCOMING EVENTS!


----------- UPCOMING EVENTS! ----------- WE ARE SUPER EXCITED THAT THE BAMASLAM REPRESENTATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, JAHMAN HILL, WILL BE GOING TO FINALS STAGE TONIGHT, OCTOBER 14, 2017! WE WILL BE CHEERING HIM ON AS HE COMPETES FOR THE TITLE OF INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM CHAMPION! WOO HOO! ALSO, BAMASLAM POET, MICHAEL HARRIOT, WHO IS REPRESENTING ART AMOK POETRY SLAM IN ATL AT THE SAME EVENT, WILL ALSO COMPETE IN FINALS AFTER TAKING 1ST PLACE IN EACH OF HIS 4 PRELIMINARY BOUTS, PUTTING HIM IN 1ST PLACE OVERALL SO FAR!! GO, POETS!!

WHAT A GREAT NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH AT OUR NEW VENUE, THE MAIN ST. TAVERN AT 710 N. BOUNDARY STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL! CONGRATULATIONS TO CLARKE STACKHOUSE FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! COME OUT TO THE NEXT SLAM, DATE TBD. CHECK BACK HERE AND WE WILL POST THE DATE ASAP!

WE HAD AN EXCITING TIME AT THE FIRST BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM OF THE 2017-2018 SEASON AT OUR NEW VENUE, THE MAIN ST. TAVERN AT 710 N. BOUNDARY STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22! WE HAD SO MANY NEW POETS TO HEAR, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE THE FABULOUS VARIETY OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL HARRIOT FOR WINNING THE PRIZE FOR THE NIGHT WITH SOME TRULY BEAUTIFUL POETRY! PLEASE COME OUT TO OUR NEXT SLAM ON OCTOBER 13 TO SHOW OUR NEW VENUE HOW MUCH WE LOVE POETRY AT OUR NEW LOCATION!

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SAN DIEGO FOR WINNING THE 2017 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM! SHOUT OUT TO GLORI B. OF AUSTIN FOR WINNING HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, AND TO DADA SLAM FOR WINNING THE GROUP PIECE FINALS! LITTLE OLE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, THE SMALLEST CITY TO COMPETE AT NPS, PLACED 47 OF 80 TEAMS! WE THINK THAT'S PRETTY DARN GOOD!

CONGRATULATIONS to Jeanette Cale Willert, winner of the 2017 John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition! We look forward to publishing her manuscript, "Appalachia, Amour."

WE MET OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THE NATIONAL POETY SLAM!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE BAMASLAM TEAM AS WE REPRESENT THE STATE OF ALABAMA AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DENVER, CO! ANY DONATION WOULD STILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR OUR ONGOING PROJECTS AND POETRY EVENTS.

PLEASE DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL TO:
NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM

OR MAIL TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
1830 MARVEL RD.
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.

ALL GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! THANK YOU!

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE SPONSORS!!!

Special thanks to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for their kind support for the BamaSlam Poetry Slam Team!

Special thanks to Roger Carlisle for his generous support for BamaSlam!

Special thanks to Band Of Brothers Brewing Company and everyone who came out to the BamaSlam Send-off for supporting the team!

Special thanks to ERNEST AND HADLEY BOOKSELLERS in Tuscaloosa, AL for supporting the BamaSlam team! We are so glad to have them as a sponsor! Please be sure to visit their location at 1928 7th Street to thank them and to support their business!

Special thanks to Lelco Trucking and Hauling in Montevallo, AL for their support!

Special thanks to BLUE PHROG GALLERY at 955 Main Street in Montevallo, AL for supporting the BamaSlam team! Stop by and browse their marvelous collection!

Special thanks to FALCON ART SUPPLY at 623 Main Street in Montevallo, AL for their support! Get your art supplies at Falcon!

Special thanks to ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS on Main Street in Montevallo for their continuing support for BamaSlam! Stop in before they close on July 27 for one last lunch or dinner!

Special thanks to Smitherman's Pharmacy at 703 Main Street in Montevallo, AL for supporting BamaSlam! Please support them!

Special thanks to Montevallo Chiropractic Center at 640 Valley Street in Montevallo, AL for supporting the team! Please visit their friendly office for your chiropractic needs!

Special thanks to Jack of All Trades in Montevallo for supporting the BamaSlam team! Specializing in electrical, foundation, and other home repairs. Call 205-358-2219 for service!

Special thanks to Czeskleba TV Service at 665 Main Street in Montevallo, AL for their support of the BamaSlam team! Don't through out that old TV or other electronic device; get it fixed at Czeskleba's!

Special thanks to Shampoochies Pet Spa in Montevallo for supporting the team! Pamper your pets at Shampoochies!

Special thanks to Doodles Campus Store at 935 Main Street in Montevallo for their support! Get your textbooks and supplies at Doodles!

Special thanks to the Alabama State Poetry Society for their support for the BamaSlam team!

Special thanks to Jodi Adamson for supporting the BamaSlam team!

Special thanks to Sylvia Williams Dodgen for supporting the team!

Special thanks to Jahman Hill for supporting the BamaSlam Team by donating a portion of the sale price of each of his books to the team!

Special thanks to Aloft in Homewood and all the poets and patrons at the Soiree for supporting the BamaSlam team!

Special thanks to Lucky's Foodland in Montevallo and all the friendly grocery shoppers of Montevallo for supporting the BamaSlam team! Get your groceries at Lucky's!!

WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT THE BAMASLAM SEND-OFF PARTY ON SUNDAY, JULY 30, 6:30-8:30 PM AT BAND OF BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY AT 1605 23RD AVENUE IN TUSCALOOSA, AL! IT WAS A PARTY AND PEP RALLY FOR THE BAMASLAM TEAM AS THEY HEAD TO DENVER, CO FOR THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM!

WE HAD FUN AT THE BOOKS AND BROWNIES FUNDRAISER, FRIDAY, JULY 28, FROM 3-5:30 PM AT ERNEST AND HADLEY BOOKSELLERS AT 1928 7TH STREET IN TUSCALOOSA, AL! FOLKS DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO AND TO GET SOME BROWNIES, COOKIES, AND OTHER BAKED GOODS! WE READ AND PERFORMED POEMS,WE GAVE AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS, AND HAD FREE POEMS FOR CHILDREN!

CHANGE IS COMING! SADLY, ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, THE HOME OF THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS OR SO, IS CLOSING ITS DOORS! WE WILL BE MOVING TO A NEW VENUE, TO BE ANNOUNCED. CHECK BACK HERE FOR FUTURE DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE POETRY SLAM! AND MANY THANKS TO ECLIPSE FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL YEARS, THE SUPPORT, AND THE COMMUNITY SPACE THEY PROVIDED FOR THE CITY OF MONTEVALLO! WE WILL MISS YOU!

We at NDU are saddened by the loss of a local poet and friend, Debra Self. Debra's humor, strength, boldness, and sense of fun inspired us all. We will miss her warm, loving hugs, and we will remember all the special times we spent together. Rest in peace, poet.

WE JUST GOT HOME FROM THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN LOUISVILLE, KY! WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK! CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SLAMMAGEDDON OF BALTIMORE FOR BEING THE TOP TEAM! CONGRATS ALSO TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE -- AGAIN! SUPER SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO BAMASLAM POET, JAHMAN HILL, FOR COMING IN 2ND IN THE INDIVIDUAL FINAL!! CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS HAZE OF ATL FOR WINNING THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, WITH BAMASLAM'S JAHMAN HILL COMING IN 2ND. CONGRATULATIONS TO EBONY PAYNE FOR WINNING THE SLAMMASTERS SLAM! SHOUT OUT TO SLANGSTON HUGHES FOR TAKING THE NERD SLAM! THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THAT MADE THIS WONDERFUL EVENT HAPPEN. THANKS TO LANCE NEWMAN FOR HOSTING US IN HIS CITY AND WORKING SO HARD TO MAKE IT GREAT!

WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL TIME AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL SPRING POETRY SLAM! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AND BAMASLAM'S JAHMAN HILL FOR COMING IN 2ND! THE NEXT LEAF WILL BE IN OCTOBER 2017! REMEMBER, THIS IS THE SOUTHERN FRIED INDIVIDUAL POETRY SLAM!

THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2017.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 25 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 16-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 16-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2017 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

ADOPT A POET FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Hello poetry supporters! We need $250 to register for the regional poetry slam!! We will also need funds for travel and hotel! We are pulling it out of our own pockets right now. Can anyone out there throw in a bit to help out the BamaSlam team or to "adopt" one of our poets and help with their expenses? Contribute through FB to newdawnunltd@aol.com, or mail to 1830 Marvel Rd.; Brierfield, AL 35035. Thank you in advance!

WHAT A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! WE CELEBRATED NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND THE 19TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM WITH SPECIAL FEATURE, JONATHAN BROWN OF NEW ORLEANS! HE WAS FANTASTIC! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHMAN HILL FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! HE MIGHT HOLD THE RECORD FOR MOST SLAMS WON IN A ROW IN MONTEVALLO! CHECK HERE SOON FOR FALL POETRY SLAM DATES!

CRAZY TIMES AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! IT WAS A "MARCH MADNESS - ANYTHING GOES" SLAM!!!! THE ONLY RULE THAT WAS ENFORCED WAS THE TIME LIMIT! IT WAS CREATIVE, IT WAS CRAZY, IT WAS FUN! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHMAN HILL FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!

IT WAS A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! THIS WAS THE SLAM OFF FOR THE 2017 POETRY SLAM TEAM! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHMAN, OUR 2017 SLAM CHAMPION, AND TO ALL THE POETS WHO COMPETED FOR A SPOT ON THE TEAM!

THE TEAM WILL BE:

JAHMAN HILL
JAMAREY CARTER
KAILEY WEBSTER
ALEX ALLEN
JERRI HARDESTY

WE HAD A FUN TIME AT THE FIRST BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM OF 2017, ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! IT WAS THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE FEBRUARY 17 SLAM OFF TO EARN A SPOT ON THE 2017 POETRY SLAM TEAM. CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHMAN HILL FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!

We, at NDU, and the entire Poetry Slam Community, lost one of our best and brightest on December 27, 2016. Tavis P. Brunson will be remembered by people who never even knew him, and loved forever by all of us. He was our Batman, watching over the poets of Gotham by night. He was family to me. My heart will always ache for him. Rest in peace, poet.

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NDU WHO?

NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC. --
A 501 (C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Dedicated to poetry publishing, production, performance, promotion, preservation, and education.


* PUBLISHES ARTISTIC POETRY CHAPBOOKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

* PRODUCES LIVE POETRY EVENTS INCLUDING READINGS, OPEN MICS, SLAMS, PERFORMANCES, AND FESTIVALS

* CONDUCTS POETRY PROGRAMS, LECTURES, AND WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

* PROVIDES POETS AND POETRY TO OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

* BRINGS TOURING POETS TO ALABAMA FOR READINGS, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND PERFORMANCES

* SENDS POETS TO REPRESENT THE STATE OF ALABAMA AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITIONS

* SPONSORS CONTESTS AND PARTNERS WITH STATE POETRY SOCIETIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO PROMOTE POETRY

* RECORDS POETRY CD'S AND DVD'S

* PROMOTES LITERACY THROUGH POETRY

* MAINTAINS AN ARCHIVE OF SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE AND DYNAMIC POETS OF THE MODERN ERA

* PROVIDES FREE WEBSITE RESOURCES FOR POETS, INCLUDING ALABAMAPOETRY.COM (A LOCAL CALENDAR SITE) AND BAMASLAM.COM

WE HAVE SEEN LIVES CHANGED! PLEASE LET YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS HELP US KEEP THE BEAT BY BECOMING A SUPPORTER, PATRON, OR SPONSOR! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

PLEASE SUPPORT NEW DAWN UNLIMITED with a one-time or an annual gift enabling us to continue sponsoring local artists and events such as poetry readings, poetry slams, Birmingham City Stages Spoken Word Festival, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, workshops, festivals, Alabama participation in regional and national slam competitions, and the regular publication of chapbooks, magazines, and anthologies by fresh, new artists as well as proven professionals.

NDU publishes

"ALTERNATIVE HARMONIES"

Literary and Arts Magazine


,the anthology and chapbook series,

"NDU Presents...,"


and the series,

"NDU Poet's Access."

WE ALSO SPONSOR AN ANNUAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION AND ANNUAL THEME ANTHOLOGY! (SEE SUBMISSIONS AREA FOR CURRENT THEMES)

SUBSCRIBER to 1 ($15), 2 ($25), or all 3 ($35) of our series!

SUPPORTER ($50 or more)

Receive subscriptions to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)

PATRON ($100 or more)

Receive subscriptions to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page

SPONSOR ($250 or more)

Receive subscriptions to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page
Receive credit as the Sponsor of an entire issue or chapbook
Receive 25 copies of the issue you sponsor

SPONSOR A POET

It takes between $2000-3000 per year for a poet to attend all the major regional and national events. This includes registration, hotel, travel, and food. (We're very frugal!) Please sponsor one of the BAMASLAM poets for 2013!

Please send all requests for subscriptions, inquiries for additional information, queries for submissions, and gifts to:

New Dawn Unlimited
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035

OR

DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL TO NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM

NDU publishes

"ALTERNATIVE HARMONIES"

Literary and Arts Magazine


,the anthology and chapbook series,

"NDU Presents...,"


and the series,

"NDU Poet's Access."

We also sponsor an annual chapbook competition, an annual theme anthology (see submissions area for current themes), free poetry websites (such as PoetrySlam.net and AlabamaPoetry.com), poetry performances and workshops in schools as well as other youth outreach events, poetry slams (including the BAMASLAM Montevallo Poetry Slam and the BAMASLAM Birmingham Burning Mic Poetry Slam) , and other poetry promotions and productions around Alabama, INCLUDING *THE 2006 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM which took place in June, 2006!

AND... NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC. HAS LAUNCHED A NEW DIVISION: PANDEMONIUM PRODUCTIONS! WE WILL BE PRODUCING CD's, DVD's, AND VIDEOS BY VARIOUS POETS! WEBSITE TO COME!

IF YOU'D BE INTERESTED IN BEING A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE EMAIL ME @ WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM!

CONTACT INFO:

NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
1830 MARVEL ROAD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035

EMAIL: WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM (FOR INFO ONLY, NOT GOOD FOR SUBMISSIONS.)

PLEASE SUBMIT OR SUBSCRIBE!
Current submission and subscription information available below.

THE 2014 JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS CARL AURBACH, WITH HIS CHAPBOOK "UMUZUNGU." AVAILABLE NOW!

2012 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS MICHAEL BALDWIN, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY." AVAILABLE NOW.
THE 2011 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS GARY D. SWAIM, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "LIGHTED MATCHES." AVAILABLE NOW!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THE DECISION PROCESS IS ALWAYS PAINFULLY DIFFICULT, BUT WE FEEL YOU WILL AGREE THAT THESE WINNERS OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL, AESTHETICALLY EXCELLENT, AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT.

ORDER PREVIOUS WINNING CHAPBOOKS FROM THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INCLUDING 2008 WINNER, "AT THE BIRD MUSEUM," BY JIM BARTON. ORDERING INFORMATION IN OUR CHAPBOOKS AREA. ALSO CONSIDER THE 2009 WINNER, "SENSIBLE SHOES," BY JOAN WEISE JOHANNES, AND THE 2010 WINNER, "WITNESS," BY BUDD POWELL MAHAN!

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING A DONOR, PATRON, OR SPONSOR.


SUBMISSIONS


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI / FANTASY SUBMISSIONS
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2015.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 25 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2015 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, short fiction, line art (pencil or pen-and-ink), monotone prints, and b&w photos year round. We always need cover art and interior artwork.

Contributors receive payment copy for each entry printed.

The theme for the 2014 Annual Anthology will be "SCIFI/FANTASY." Deadline: 5/31/2014
We are also still accepting "Forces of Nature" submissions, "Dreams" submissions ,"Love" submissions and general submissions.

If $ is a problem, just send submissions!

For current NDU Annual Chapbook Competition, send manuscript as an unlimited submission and note that it is for the chapbook competition. Winner receives 100-200 professionally printed copies of chapbook, some advertising, possible mini-tour, and a high degree of creative control over finished product.
Deadline: 12/31/2016

CONTEST CANCELLED FOR 2011/2012

PLEASE LET YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS HELP US KEEP THE BEAT BY BECOMING A SUPPORTER, PATRON, OR SPONSOR! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

PLEASE SUPPORT NEW DAWN UNLIMITED with a one-time or an annual gift enabling us to continue sponsoring local artists and events such as poetry readings, poetry slams, Birmingham City Stages Spoken Word Festival, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, workshops, festivals, Alabama participation in regional and national slam competitions, and the regular publication of chapbooks, magazines, and anthologies by fresh, new artists as well as proven professionals.

SUBSCRIBER to 1 ($15), 2 ($25), or all 3 ($35) of our series!

SUPPORTER ($50 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)

PATRON ($100 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page

SPONSOR ($250 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page
Receive credit as the Sponsor of an entire issue or chapbook
Receive 25 copies of the issue you sponsor

SPONSOR A POET

It takes between $2000-3000 per year for a poet to attend all the major regional and national events. This includes registration, hotel, travel, and food. (We're very frugal!) Please sponsor one of the BAMASLAM poets for 2013!

Please send all requests for subscriptions, inquiries for additional information, queries for submissions, and gifts to:

NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
1830 MARVEL ROAD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035

OR

DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL TO NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM

THE 2015 JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS PATRICK S. DIXON WITH HIS CHAPBOOK "ARC OF VISIBILITY. AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2016!

THE 2014 JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS CARL AURBACH, WITH HIS CHAPBOOK "UMUZUNGU." AVAILABLE NOW!

ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS MICHAEL BALDWIN, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY." AVAILABLE NOW.

2011 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS GARY D. SWAIM, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "LIGHTED MATCHES." AVAILABLE NOW! (2012 RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SOON.) THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THE DECISION PROCESS IS ALWAYS PAINFULLY DIFFICULT, BUT WE FEEL YOU WILL AGREE THAT THESE WINNERS OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL, AESTHETICALLY EXCELLENT, AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT.

ORDER PREVIOUS WINNING CHAPBOOKS FROM THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INCLUDING 2008 WINNER, "AT THE BIRD MUSEUM," BY JIM BARTON. ORDERING INFORMATION IN OUR CHAPBOOKS AREA. ALSO CONSIDER THE 2009 WINNER, "SENSIBLE SHOES," BY JOAN WEISE JOHANNES, AND THE 2010 WINNER, "WITNESS," BY BUDD POWELL MAHAN! BR>
***** NOW PRINTING CHAPBOOKS! *****

NDU is now printing chapbooks for anyone who is interested in self-publishing their work through the "NDU Poet's Access" series.
E-mail us for prices and limitations.

Please send requests and payment to:

New Dawn Unlimited
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
Email: Wytrabbit1@aol.com (For info only, not good for submissions.)


SUBSCRIPTIONS


$15 per year for "ALTERNATIVE HARMONIES" Literary and Arts Magazine (Quarterly)

$15 per year for "NDU Presents..." Chapbook and Anthology Series
(Quarterly)

OR
$25 per year for BOTH!

$5 per issue for "NDU Poet's Access" Chapbook Series
(variable # issues per year) OR $35 for all 3 series!


OR... write to inquire about becoming a patron...
or even sponsoring an entire issue!


Please send requests and payment to:

New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
Email: Wytrabbit1@aol.com (For info only, not good for submissons.)


WE HAVE SEEN LIVES CHANGED! PLEASE LET YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS HELP US KEEP THE BEAT BY BECOMING A SUPPORTER, PATRON, OR SPONSOR! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

PLEASE SUPPORT NEW DAWN UNLIMITED with a one-time or an annual gift enabling us to continue sponsoring local artists and events such as poetry readings, poetry slams, Birmingham City Stages Spoken Word Festival, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, workshops, festivals, Alabama participation in regional and national slam competitions, and the regular publication of chapbooks, magazines, and anthologies by fresh, new artists as well as proven professionals.

SUBSCRIBER to 1 ($15), 2 ($25), or all 3 ($35) of our series!

SUPPORTER ($50 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)

PATRON ($100 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page

SPONSOR ($250 or more)

Receive subscription to all three series
Receive special gift of previous year's Chapbook Series (2 issues)
Receive a listing on our new Patrons/Sponsors page
Receive credit as the Sponsor of an entire issue or chapbook
Receive 25 copies of the issue you sponsor

SPONSOR A POET

It takes between $2000-3000 per year for a poet to attend all the major regional and national events. This includes registration, hotel, travel, and food. (We're very frugal!) Please sponsor one of the BAMASLAM poets for 2013!

Please send all requests for subscriptions, inquiries for additional information, queries for submissions, and gifts to:

New Dawn Unlimited
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035

OR

DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL TO NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM




CONTESTS



NEW DAWN UNLIMITED CONTESTS!:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI / FANTASY SUBMISSIONS
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***



ANNOUNCING OUR NEW DECATHLON CONTEST! SHOW OFF YOUR POETIC MUSCLES BY COMPETING IN 10 DIFFERENT POETRY FORMS! CASH PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY PLUS MINIMUM $100 FOR OVERALL WINNER! DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2010. CONTEST OVER!

For current Annual Chapbook Competition, send manuscript as an unlimited submission and note that it is for the chapbook competition. Winner receives 100-200 professionally printed copies of chapbook, some advertising, possible mini-tour, and a high degree of creative control over finished product.
Deadline: 12/31/2014


FOR INFORMATION ON CONTESTS SPONSORED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, CLICK HERE!

The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is May 31, 2016.

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies of his/her winning chapbook.

Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.

Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.

Mail to:

New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
ASPS 2015 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035




2014 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS CARL AUERBACH, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT, "UMUZUNGU." AVAILABLE NOW!
2012 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS MICHAEL BALDWIN, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY." AVAILABLE NOW.
2011 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS GARY D. SWAIM, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "LIGHTED MATCHES." AVAILABLE NOW! (2012 RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SOON.) THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THE DECISION PROCESS IS ALWAYS PAINFULLY DIFFICULT, BUT WE FEEL YOU WILL AGREE THAT THESE WINNERS OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL, AESTHETICALLY EXCELLENT, AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT.

ORDER PREVIOUS WINNING CHAPBOOKS FROM THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INCLUDING 2008 WINNER, "AT THE BIRD MUSEUM," BY JIM BARTON. ORDERING INFORMATION IN OUR CHAPBOOKS AREA. ALSO CONSIDER THE 2009 WINNER, "SENSIBLE SHOES," BY JOAN WEISE JOHANNES, THE 2010 WINNER, "WITNESS," BY BUDD POWELL MAHAN, THE 2012 WINNER, "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY," BY MICHAEL BALDWIN, OR THE THE 2011 WINNER "LIGHTED MATCHES," BY GARY D. SWAIM. ALL ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
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ALABAMA

Auburn University Bookstore
1360 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5233
Phone (334) 844-1365


Barnes & Noble Booksellers
@ The Summit in Birmingham, AL
Phone (205) 298-0665


Book Town
1930 Edwards Lake Road
Suite 120
Trussville, AL 35235
Phone (205) 661-0733


Books-A-Million
900 Skyland Blvd. East
Suite 56
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Phone (205) 759-2688


Books-A-Million
2572 East Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone (334) 272-5580


Charlemagne Record Exchange
1924 1/2 11th Ave South
Birmingham, AL
Phone (205) 322-5349


Crosshaven Books
3916 Crosshaven Drive
Birmingham, AL
Phone (205) 972-8778


The House of Serendipity
on Main Street in Montevallo, AL


Jonathan Benton, Bookseller
2705 Culver Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Phone (205) 870-8840


Little Professor Books & Cafe
2717 South 18th Street
Homewood, AL
Phone (205) 870-7461


Lodestar Books and Gifts
2020B 11th Ave South
Birmingham, AL
Phone (205) 939-3356




Shaver's Bookstore
2362 Whitesburg Drive
Whitesburg at Bob Wallace
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone (256) 536-1604


UAB University Bookstore
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1400 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone (205) 975-6035


University of Montevallo Bookstore
@ U of M in Montevallo, AL
Phone (205) 665-6575


University Supply Store
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone (205) 348-6168


GEORGIA
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
2900 PeachtreeRoad Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone (404) 261-7747

ILLINOIS
Quimby's Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone (773) 342-0910

TENNESSEE
Burke's Book Store, Inc
1719 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone (901) 278-7484

TEXAS
UTEP University Bookstore
El Paso, TX 79912
WASHINGTON
Port Book & News
104 East 1st Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone (360) 452-6367


SOME NDU POETS



Danny Gamble

Susan S. Hahn

Jerri Hardesty

Kirk Hardesty

Carey Martin

Joe Speer

Lindsay Stone

Katie Asson



Poetry Chapbooks From New Dawn Unlimited



"NDU Presents..." Chapbook and Anthology Series

Volume1, Number 1
"Bloom of the Muse," by Jerri Dawn Buckingham Hardesty for $5

Volume 1, Number 2
"The Evening of Seasons," by Errol Miller for $5

Volume 2, Number 1
"Southern Girls," 1999 Annual Anthology for $5

Volume 2, Number 2
"Falling Into Another Place," by Susan S. Hahn for $5

Volume 3, Number 1
"Letters From Suburbia," by Danny Gamble for $7

Volume 3, Number 2
"Parody the Parody," by Katheryn E. Asson for $7

Volume 3, Number 3
"The Year of Yellow Butterflies," by Evelyn Hurley for $5

Volume 3, Number 4
"Freedom," 2000 Annual Anthology for $5

Volume 4, Number 1
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Volume 4, Number 2
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Volume 6, Number 1
"Significant Other," by Beau Boudreaux for $5

Volume 7, Number 1
"live, from the emergency room," by Lori Lasseter Hamilton for $5

Volume 8, Number 2
"Poems from the Mission House," by Sarah Fechter for $5

NDU Poet's Access Chapbook Series

Volume 1, Number 1
"Two Slam Too," by Kirk Hardesty and Jerri Hardesty for $5

Volume 1, Number 2
"Shrooms are Illegal," by Lindsay Stone for $5

Alabama State Poetry Society Love Poem Series

Volume 1
"Love Poems 1999," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 2
"Love Poems 2000," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 3
"Love Poems 2001," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 4
"Love Poems 2002," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 5
"Love Poems 2003," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 6
"Love Poems 2004," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 7
"Love Poems 2005," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Volume 8
"Love Poems 2006," by the Alabama State Poetry Society for $5

Alabama State Poetry Society John and Miriam Morris Memorial Award Chapbooks

Volume 1 (2001)

"American Vesuvius," by Jay Chollick for $5

Volume 2 (2002)

"Ohio Letters," by Ryan G. Van Cleave for $5

Volume 3 (2003)

"There is Nothing Oppressive as a Good Man," by Barry S. Marks for $5

Volume 4 (2004)

"Enchantment and Other Griefs," by Dianne Williams Stepp -- declined publication

Volume 5 (2005)

"Abandoned Gardens," by Martha Deborah Hall for $5

Volume 6 (2006)

"Reading Darwin," by Kate Delany -- accepted for publication by another press, congratulations!

Volume 7 (2007)

"Dark Village Haiku," by Jeremy Downes for $5

Volume 8 (2008)

"At the Bird Museum," by Jim Barton for $5.

Volume 9 (2009)

"Sensible Shoes," by Joan Weise Johannes for $5.

Volume 10 (2010)

"Witness," by Budd Powell Mahan for $5

Volume 11 (2011)

"Lighted Matches," by Gary D. Swaim for $5

Volume 12 (2012)

"Counting Backward From Infinity," by Michael Baldwin for $5

Volume 13 (2014)

"UMUZUNGU," by Carl Auerbach for $5

Volume 14 (2015)

"Arc of Visibility," by Patrick S. Dixon for $5

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ONLINE SILENT AUCTION! New Dawn Unlimited, Inc will publish your chapbook (up to 24 pages or so)! All editing, layout, artwork, printing, etc. is included, and we will give you at least 50 copies of your finished chapbook! Go to the New Dawn Unlimited, Inc facebook page and place bids in the comments area below this same announcement. on that page. Bidding will close Friday night, July 21, at 8:00 PM Central Time. The highest bid at the closing time wins the auction. As with all auctions, please be prepared to make payment upon winning. Thank you, and happy bidding!! Remember, all donations are tax deductible

IT WAS A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! THE POETRY WAS AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHMAN HILL FOR WINNING THE NIGHT, WITH MICHAEL HARRIOT RIGHT BEHIND HIM!

WE HAD A FUN TIME AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! NEW POETS BLEW US AWAY!

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE POETRY SLAM, WITH MISS HAZE RIGHT BEHIND IN 2ND PLACE! WE GOT TO SEE OLD FRIENDS, AND MAKE NEW ONES!! DON'T MISS THE NEXT LEAF IN MAY, 2017!

WHAT A GREAT BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, AS ALWAYS, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! SIGN UP AT 8PM, SLAM AT 9PM!

IT WAS THE FIRST BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM OF THE NEW SEASON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035! SPECIAL THANKS TO LORI HAMILTON FOR RUNNING THE SHOW WHILE WE WERE DOWN WITH CON CRUD FROM DRAGON CON! AND MORE SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FEATURE POET, MOODY BLACK, FOR COMING IN AND GIVING A GREAT PERFORMANCE!

IT WAS AN INSPIRATIONAL WEEK OF POETRY AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DECATUR, GA ON AUGUST 1-7, 2016! CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SLAMAGEDDON FROM BALTIMORE FOR WINNING THE WEEK! ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM ALBUQUERQUE FOR WINNING THE GROUP PIECE FINALS, TO GLORI B FOR WINNING HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, AND TO BLACK PHOENIX FOR TAKING THE NERD SLAM! LOVE AND THANKS TO ALL THE POETS WHO PARTICIPATED, THE ORGANIZERS, AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS!

FALL 2016 AND SPRING 2017 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM DATES!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (THIS IS THE SLAM OFF FOR THE 2017 TEAM)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

AS ALWAYS, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL, 35035!

IT WAS THE GREATEST WEEK, JUNE 6-11, AT THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN GREENSBORO, NC! WE'RE SO PROUD OF OUR BAMASLAM TEAM, AND SO THRILLED WITH EVERYTHING WE EXPERIENCED. CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SNO FOR WINNING THE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, AND TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE!!

WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL TIME AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL SPRING POETRY SLAM! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! THE NEXT LEAF WILL BE IN OCTOBER 2016! REMEMBER, THIS IS THE SOUTHERN FRIED INDIVIDUAL POETRY SLAM!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY AUGUST, 2016.
THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2016.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 25 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 16-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 16-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2016 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

IT WAS A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016! OMG! We had the most special, wonderful, incredible poetry slam tonight! The Real Life Poets youth poets performed, including Jessica Lockett, old friends and teammates, like Sarah McCune, surprised us for our 18 year anniversary of the BamaSlam Montevallo Poetry Slam, and new poets blew us away with their beauty and sincerity! What a night! One for the record books with all the seats filled, people sitting on the floor, and standing anywhere they could to experience the magic! Thanks to John Paul Taylor for bringing the talented and exceptional poets of the Real Life Poets to grace our venue! I am so inspired, and full of all the reasons that we do this poetry slam thing! It all happened at ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! WE'LL BE BACK IN THE FALL WITH THE 2016-2017 SLAM SEASON!

WE HAD THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL HARRIOT FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! DON'T MISS THE NEXT SLAM WITH SPECIAL FEATURE!

WE HAD A GREAT NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016! THIS WAS THE SLAM OFF FOR THE 2016 TEAM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TO XAVIER LOFTON FOR WINNING THE SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP FOLLOWED BY JERRI HARDESTY, TOMIKA "BLACK DIAMOND" GLENN, LEILANI "LANI" HAYES, AND MICHAEL HARRIOT. SPECIAL THANKS TO JAHBU FOR KICKING OFF THE NIGHT WITH AN INSPIRING FEATURE PERFORMANCE!

It's always so hard to ask, but New Dawn Unlimited must raise funds in order to send representatives from Alabama to the Southern Fried Poetry Festival in Greensboro, SC in June, the National Poetry Slam in Atlanta in August, and IWPS in October. We usually pay most or even all of this from our own pockets, but that is not possible this year. Please make a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit through paypal at newdawnunltd@aol.com if you can help. (or by mail to: New Dawn Unlimited, 1830 Marvel Rd., Brierfield, AL 35035) Thank you SO much for any support you can give. We work hard to be very frugal and to stretch our funds as far as they can go! (We are no strangers to the "bring our own pb&j sandwiches" method of traveling!) Thank you again!

IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE, BUT THE POETRY WAS HOT!

IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, DEC. 4, THE LAST SLAM OF 2015 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TO BLAQUE DIAMOND FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AND A CHANCE TO MAKE THE SLAM TEAM IN FEBRUARY! XAVIER LOFTON ALSO QUALIFIED FOR THE TEAM SLAM-OFF!

WE HAVE THE DATES FOR THE 2015 SPRING BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM EVENTS AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! COME OUT ON

JANUARY 15

FEBRUARY 19

MARCH 18

APRIL 15

SIGN UP AT 8PM, SLAM STARTS AT 9PM! $25 CASH PRIZE EACH MONTH! AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT KIND OF COOL STUFF WE'LL BE GIVING AWAY FOR FREE!

We at NDU are deeply saddened by the loss of a fellow poet. After an epic battle against cancer, Giselle Robinson left this world last week. Giselle was an inspirational poet, a beautiful human being, and a loyal friend. She will be greatly missed, and her loss is being felt even by many who never met her. We were honored to know her, and we will try to fill the space she has left behind with the amazing poetry and wonderful memories she also left for us. Rest in peace, poet.

FUN TIMES AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, NOV. 13! CONGRATULATIONS TO LANI HAYES FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!

DON'T FORGET, NEXT WEEKEND, OCT. 30-31 IS THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY FALL MEETING! THERE WILL BE FOOD, WORKSHOPS, GAMES, READINGS, AWARDS, AND MORE! SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR REGISTRATION INFO!

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL! WE WERE SO EXCITED TO SEE SO MANY NEW, YOUNG POETS! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, OCT. 2, 2015 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE FULL OF FUN AND ENERGY! POETS WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE FEBRUARY SLAM-OFF TONIGHT WERE JERRI HARDESTY AND MICHAEL HARRIOT

WE HAD A FABULOUS NIGHT OF POETRY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! THE POETRY WAS SO FRESH, AND THE POETS, TOO! WE HAD A CROWD OF NEW, YOUNG FACES, AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATULATIONS TO CHLOE SCOTT FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! CHLOE (OUR WINNER)AND GORDON (2ND PLACE) ALSO BOTH QUALIFIED FOR THE FEBRUARY 2016 SLAM-OFF FOR THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM.

WE HAVE THE DATES FOR THE FALL BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAMS! THEY WILL BE FRIDAYS, AS ALWAYS, AND THE DATES WILL BE:

SEPTEMBER 11
OCTOBER 2
NOVEMBER 13
DECEMBER 4

SO COME OUT TO ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON THOSE DATES FOR AWESOME POETRY, GOURMET FOOD, EXCELLENT BEVERAGES, A WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE, AND LOADS OF FUN! WIN CASH AT THE SLAM, BROWSE THE BOOKS IN THE BOOKSTORE, AND LISTEN TO MUSIC ON THE PORCH, ALL AT ONE SUPER-COOL LOCATION!

ALSO, THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY 2015 FALL CONTEST BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG!

IT WAS POETRY PALOOZA ON SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 29! THIS EVENT HAPPENED AT THE CRESCENDO LOUNGE, 423 20TH STREET SOUTH IN BIRMINGHAM. ALWAYS POETRY, MUSIC, AND A GREAT TIME!

WE ENJOYED A HOT NIGHT OF POETRY AT THE COMEDY CLUB STARDOME AT 1818 DATA DRIVE IN HOOVER, AL. THIS WAS A LOVE-SHOOTERS EVENT, HOSTED BY GLENNWOOD, FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 21! IT WAS A HISTORICAL SHOW AND IT SOLD OUT! WE SAW OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FACES! MISSED IT? IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN ON SEPT. 4!

DON'T FORGET, THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY'S PROGRAM, "BARDS AND BREWS." THEY JUST HAD AN OPEN MIC LAST FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, AND WILL HAVE ANOTHER EVENT EACH MONTH, FIRST FRIDAYS!

WE HAD A FABULOUS TIME AT THE LATEST JUNCTION COLLECTIVE ON SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 8 AT 8PM AT ANDREA LUCAS STUDIOS IN IRONDALE, AL. IT WAS A SHOWCASE OF POETRY, MUSIC, COMEDY, AND MORE! WHAT FUN! LOOK FOR THEIR FUTURE EVENTS!

The judge has decided! The winner of the 2015 ASPS Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition is Patrick S. Dixon with the manuscript "Arc of Visibility." Congratulations to Patrick, and thank you to everyone who entered! We will be publishing Patrick's chapbook over the next few months.

DON'T FORGET, THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY'S PROGRAM, "BARDS AND BREWS" WILL BE HAVING A POETRY SLAM AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS, NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 10!

SHOWCASE OF POETRY, MUSIC, COMEDY, AND MORE AT THE ANDREA LUCAS STUDIOS ON SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 8! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!

We just got home from the 2015 Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam! It was the biggest ever, with 40 teams of poets, and 20 individual competing poets! The quality of the poetry this year was absolutely stellar! The fellowship and support were inspiring. We offer our sincere congratulations and admiration to the Austin B-sides Poetry Slam, winners of the team championship, and Ed Mabrey, winner of the individual championship. We are so proud for our BamaSlam poets! Lani Hayes shined, Quang Do soared, and Michael Harriot dazzled the crowd! Jerri Hardesty had so much fun, and enjoyed many amazing opportunities to converse with other poets about networking and growth. It was a rich experience that left everyone invigorated and excited for the future! Thank you so very much to all who donated to New Dawn Unlimited! Your support allowed this wonderful week of shared creativity, learning, growth and sharpening of skills to happen!

THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2015.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 25 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2015 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

It's always so hard to ask, but New Dawn Unlimited must raise funds in order to send representatives from Alabama to the Southern Fried Poetry Festival in Little Rock in June, the National Poetry Slam in New Jersey in August, and IWPS in Washington, DC in October. We usually pay most or even all of this from our own pockets, but that is not possible this year. Please make a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit through paypal at newdawnunltd@aol.com if you can help. (or by mail to: New Dawn Unlimited, 1830 Marvel Rd., Brierfield, AL 35035) Thank you SO much for any support you can give. We work hard to be very frugal and to stretch our funds as far as they can go! (We are no strangers to the "bring our own pb&j sandwiches" method of traveling!) Thank you again!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME THIS PAST WEEKEND, MAY 1 AND 2, AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SPRING MEETING IN FAIRHOPE, AL, WITH WORKSHOPS, AWARDS BANQUET, AND MORE. SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR COMPLETE INFO!!

WE HAD A GREAT BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AT 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL! WE CELEBRATED NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND THE 17TH BIRTHDAY OF THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM!! THERE WERE FREE POETRY BOOKS, FREE GIFTS, AND FUN!

THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM FOR 2015 IS:
MICHAEL HARRIOT
XAVIER LOFTON
LANI HAYES
NATALIE PEACH
JERRI HARDESTY

*Unfortunately, XAVIER AND NATALIE WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND SOUTHERN FRIED, SO QUANG DO JOINED OUR CURRENT TEAM, AS HE WAS A PAST TEAM MEMBER.(AS PER OUR TEAM SELECTION RULES) SO THE TEAM THAT COMPETED AT SOUTHERN FRIED 2015 WAS MICHAEL HARRIOT, LANI HAYES, QUANG DO, AND JERRI HARDESTY.

IT WAS A GREAT SLAM-OFF FOR THE TEAM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL. GREAT TIMES AND GREAT POETRY! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL HARRIOT FOR BEING OUR GRAND CHAMPION FOR 2015! NEXT POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY MARCH 13!

NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 22, COME TO THE POETRY SLAM IN TUSCALOOSA! 7PM, DRUID CITY BREWERY, HOSTED BY OUR FRIEND, XAVIER LOFTON.

WOW!! WHAT A HUGE AND FABULOUS BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TONIGHT AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! WITH A GREAT MIX OF NEW POETS AND OLD FAVORITES, WE HAD A PACKED HOUSE ROCKIN' TO THE POETRY!! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL HARRIOT FOR WINNING THE NIGHT, JUST EDGING OUT XAVIER LOFTON. BOTH ARE QUALIFIED TO SLAM FOR THE TEAM NEXT MONTH ON FEB. 6! DON'T MISS THE BIG SLAM BATTLE FOR SLOTS ON THE 2O15 TEAM! AND THANKS TO ALL THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT, THE TEAM WILL BE COMPETING AT AT THE SOUTHERN FRIED POETRY FESTIVAL 2015! SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS GIVEN GENEROUSLY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN!

BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM DATES FOR SPRING 2015!:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
FRIDAY, APRIL 17

AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! JOIN US FOR POETRY AND FUN! AND REMEMBER, THERE'S ONLY ONE MORE SLAM (JANUARY) TO QUALIFY TO COMPETE FOR A SPOT ON THE 2015 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM IN FEBRUARY! POETS QUALIFIED FOR THE FEBRUARY SLAM OFF FOR THE 2015 TEAM SO FAR ARE:

EBONI WALLACE
JERRI HARDESTY
LORI HAMILTON
NATALIE PEACH
MASON BATTLES
XAVIER LOFTON
LYDIA CLEMENTS
SHAYNA JIMENEZ
LEILANI HAYES
MICHAEL HARRIOT
BRANDON WILLIAMS


WE WENT VISITING! ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY, WE READ POETRY AT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES IN HARTSELLE, AL AND DECATUR, AL ON JANUARY 21. WE HAD A GREAT TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN ASPS MEMBER, BETTY CANNIZZO, WHO LIVES AT THE HARTSELLE FACILITY, SHARED HER WONDERFUL POETRY WITH THE GROUP.

IT'S A HOOTENANNY! ENJOY MUSIC, POETRY, COMEDY, AND ART, ALONG WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGES, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT ANDREA LUCAS STUDIOS IN IRONDALE, AL! OPEN HOUSE 5-7, AND HOOTENANNY 7-9! WE'RE GONNA THROW DOWN, AND MAYBE PICK UP SOME GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHILE WE'RE THERE!

WHAT A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, THE LAST OF 2014, ON DECEMBER 5 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TO EBONI WALLACE FOR AN EXCELLENT WIN! SO MANY NEW POETS PERFORMED TONIGHT! LEILANI HAYES AND SHAYNA JIMENEZ HAD THEIR NAMES ADDED TO THE LIST OF POETS QUALIFIED TO SLAM FOR A SPOT ON THE TEAM IN FEBRUARY.

WE WENT VISITING! THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY HAD A POETRY READING, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, HOSTED BY THE ANDREA LUCAS STUDIO! IT WAS A FABULOUS EVENT IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING, AND MUCH FUN WAS HAD BY ALL! AND THEY HAD SUCH WONDERFUL, UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT THE STUDIO, WE SUGGEST YOU DROP BY THERE FOR SOME SHOPPING AND FOR THEIR NEXT "HOOTENANNY" EVENT, DECEMBER 13 AT 7PM! ALSO, LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEXT ASPS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT! AND JOIN THE ASPS AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR CONTESTS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY, NETWORKING, PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES, AND MORE!

IT WAS AN EXCITING NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2014 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO, AL WITH COOL TEMPERATURES AND HOT POETRY! CONGRATULATIONS TO NATALIE PEACH FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! NEXT SLAM, THE LAST OF 2014, ON DECEMBER 5! POETS QUALIFIED FOR THE FEBRUARY SLAM OFF FOR THE 2015 TEAM SO FAR ARE:

EBONI WALLACE
JERRI HARDESTY
LORI HAMILTON
NATALIE PEACH
MASON BATTLES
XAVIER LOFTON
LYDIA CLEMENTS
SHAYNA JIMENEZ
LEILANI HAYES

AT LEAST 4 MORE WILL QUALIFY BY FEBRUARY!

IT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY FALL MEETING, OCTOBER 24-25 IN MONTEVALLO, AL WITH WORKSHOPS, GAMES, FUN, FOOD, CONTEST AWARDS, LUNCH, AND MORE! FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG! WE WANT YOU TO JOIN YOUR STATE POETRY SOCIETY AND HAVE FUN WITH US!! AFTERWARDS, MANY PARTICIPANTS TOOK A STROLL THROUGH THE MONTEVALLO ARTWALK GOING ON ALL OVER TOWN THAT SAME DAY!

WHAT A MAGICAL WEEKEND AT LEAF, OCTOBER 17-19 WITH MUSIC, POETRY, DANCE, ART, AND SO MUCH MORE IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO THERESA DAVIS FOR WINNING THE BIG POETRY SHOW!

BOOK RELEASE! JOIN THE "NOT DEAD YET" VIRTUAL RELEASE PARTY EVENT ON FACEBOOK TO SUPPORT THE NEW SURVIVOR ANTHOLOGY BY THE SAME NAME, OCTOBER 31! PUBLISHED BY OUR FRIENDS AT PENHALL PUBLISHING!

NEXT BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14! SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AT 9, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO, AL!

IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO, AL! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RETURNING CHAMPION POET, NATALIE PEACH, FOR WINNING THE NIGHT, AND TO NEWCOMER, MASON BATTLES, FOR COMING IN 2ND AT HIS VERY FIRST SLAM! BOTH JOIN EBONI WALLACE AND JERRI HARDESTY ON THE LIST OF QUALIFIED POETS FOR THE FEBRUARY 2015 SLAM OFF FOR THE MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! IT WAS GREAT TO SEE FAMILIAR FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PORSHA O., WINNER OF THE 2014 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN PHOENIX, AZ, OCTOBER 9-11!

WE HAD A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY SEPT. 12 CONGRATULATIONS TO EBONI WALLACE FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CARL AUERBACH OF NY,NY FOR WINNING THE 2014 MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT, "UMUZUNGU." COPIES OF THIS WINNING CHAPBOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH NDU NEAR THE END OF THE YEAR.

2014 FALL SLAM DATES FOR THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO, AL!

SEPTEMBER 12
OCTOBER 3
NOVEMBER 14
DECEMBER 5


WE WENT TO BARDS AND BREWS AND HAD A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF POETRY AND FREE BEER! THIS EVENT HAPPENS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, AND IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN YET, YOU'VE BEEN MISSING OUT! SEE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE OR THE CALENDAR AT THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE FOR FUTURE DATES AND LOCATIONS!

THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM WILL BE RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER, 2014, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

IT WAS INDEED A SPECIAL EVENT -- SATURDAY, JUNE 14 AT 7PM -- THE LAST MINUTE OPEN MIC WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BRENDAN CONSTANTINE, WEST COAST POET ON TOUR! IT WAS A NIGHT FOR FOOD, FRIENDSHIP, OPEN MIC, AND A FABULOUS FEATURE PERFORMANCE BY BRENDAN AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! HOSTED BY THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AND THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM!

CONGRATULATIONS DC/BALTIMORE BELTWAY SLAM, WINNERS OF THE 2014 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM! SHOUT OUT TO STEPHEN SARGENT FOR WINNING HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU! LOVE TO ALL THE POETS WHO ATTENDED, COMPETED, AND/OR VOLUNTEERED!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: POSTMARK JUNE 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI / FANTASY SUBMISSIONS
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2014.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 25 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2014 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

CONGRATULATIONS TO XAVIER LOFTON FOR WINNING THE POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, APRIL 11! THIS WAS THE LAST BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS DUE TO DECLINING INTEREST AND ATTENDANCE. COINCIDENTALLY, IT WAS ALSO THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SLAM, AND IT HAS BEEN A FABULOUS RUN. WE HAVE HAD MORE FUN THAN WE COULD EVER DESCRIBE, MADE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS, AND CELEBRATED ART AND POETRY AS WE TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH THIS CRAZY SLAM THING! COME ON OUT ONE MORE TIME TO SAY GOODBYE.
IF POETS WANT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TO RETURN IN THE FALL, CONTACT US (WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM OR MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM FB PAGE), OR CONTACT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS BY FB, EMAIL, OR BY PHONE AT (205)665-4234.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA FOR WINNING THE 2014 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN, TX ON MARCH 20-22!! IT WAS AN OVERWHELMING WEEKEND OF INCREDIBLE POETRY WITH OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FRIENDS. SEE POETRYSLAM.COM FOR DETAILS ON WOWPS AND OTHER PSI EVENTS!

THERE WAS NO BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS DUE TO DECLINING INTEREST AND ATTENDANCE.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY MID-WINTER MEETING, THIS PAST SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 10AM - 2PM, AT THE MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN MADISON, ALABAMA. JENNIFER HORNE LED US IN A FABULOUS WORKSHOP ABOUT "TAKING YOUR PILE OF POEMS AND CREATING A CHAPBOOK OR BOOK!" AND THE LUNCH WAS DELICIOUS! SEE THE ASPS WEBSITE, ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING A MEMBER AND ABOUT UPCOMING CONTESTS!

IT WAS A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL. THIS WAS THE SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2014 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! MEMBERS ARE XAVIER LOFTON, JERRI HARDESTY, LEE MACON, AND LORI HAMILTON. NEXT SLAM ON MARCH 14!

NDU is again saddened by the loss of a poet. Maggie Estep, performance poet and artist, passed away in NYC. She was a big influence on the spoken word community, and here at NDU / BamaSlam. She will be missed. Rest in peace, poet.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI / FANTASY SUBMISSIONS
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

WE HAD A GREAT NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON JANUARY 10, 2014 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL. IT WAS THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE FEBRUARY 14 SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2014 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! LELANI AND LEE TOOK TONIGHT'S QUALIFYING SPOTS!

OTHER SPRING 2014 SLAM DATES:

FEBRUARY 14 -- SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2014 SLAM TEAM!

MARCH 14

APRIL 11 -- THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM! COME TO THE PARTY!

THAT'S THE 2ND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

AND PICK UP OUR PUSHCART NOMINATED CHAPBOOK, "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY" BY MICHAEL BALDWIN AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT! SEE OUR CHAPBOOKS AREA!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI / FANTASY SUBMISSIONS
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AND HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS WE HAD AT OUR FABULOUS MEETING IN MONTEVALLO ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25-26 WITH LECTURE, PERFORMANCE, AND WORKSHOP BY INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION POET
***ED MABREY!*** JOIN AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! FROM NEW DAWN UNLIMITED AND BAMASLAM!

***** WE'RE GIVING AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! CATCH US AROUND ALABAMA, OR EMAIL A REQUEST TO WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM! HO! HO! HO! *****

POETRY RULED THE NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!

WE HAD A BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, HALLOWEEN EDITION, FRIDAY THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER! SIGN UP AT 8PM, SHOW AT 9PM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! COSTUME FOR AN EXTRA PRIZE! NEXT FALL SLAM DATE: FRIDAY, NOV. 22!

ANOTHER AMAZING WEEKEND OF POETRY AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL (LEAF) OCT 18-20 IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED MABREY AND MS. HAZE FOR TYING FOR 1ST PLACE! ED MABREY WILL BE THE SOUTHERN FRIED REPRESENTATIVE FROM FALL LEAF.

EVENT POSTPONED!! NEW DATE TBA! -- COME ON OUT TO LORI-FEST AT FOREIGN EXCHANGE, 433 20TH STREET SOUTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL AT 8 PM! THIS HOT POETRY OPEN MIC AND SLAM WILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR VETERAN POET, LORI LASSETER HAMILTON, A BEDROCK OF OUR LOCAL POETRY COMMUNITY! BE THERE!

WE MET LOTS OF FOLKS AT THE ALABAMA BUTTERBEAN FESTIVAL AND DID SOME POETRY AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY BOOTH! FRIDAY NIGHT OCT. 4 AND SATURDAY OCT. 5!

EVENT CANCELLED!! EVENT CANCELLED!! ----- WIN $1000 AT THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM ON NOVEMBER 16 IN FAYETTEVILLE, AR. CHECK ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM REGISTRATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY THE 13TH OF SEPT! WE HAD NEW FACES AND OLD FAVORITES AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! WE GOT TO WELCOME ALL THE NEW STUDENTS TO THE FIRST SLAM OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR! FUTURE FALL SLAM DATES: FRIDAY, NOV. 1(HALLOWEEN SLAM)AND FRIDAY, NOV. 22!

JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY! EXCITING NEW THINGS GOING ON! THE OCTOBER 26 MEETING WILL FEATURE ***ED MABREY *** FOR PERFORMANCE, LECTURE, AND WORKSHOP! WIN CONTESTS, GET PUBLISHED, IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS, NETWORK WITH OTHER POETS, AND HAVE FUN! SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO JOIN!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI OR GEEKU SUBMISSIONS (YOU CAN PUT BOTH KINDS IN ONE ENVELOPE)
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BOSTON, MASS AUGUST 13-17! CONGRATULATIONS AND MUCH LOVE TO TEAM SNO (SLAM NEW ORLEANS) FOR WINNING THE WEEK! ALSO, SHOUT OUT TO GLORY B FOR WINNING THIS YEAR'S HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU TITLE! WHAT A WONDERFUL BUNCH OF POETS! SEE POETRY SLAM, INC. FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS AND FUTURE EVENTS.

CONGRATULATONS TO ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY POETS BARRY MARKS AND JOE WHITTEN. BARRY'S BOOK, "SOUNDING," PUBLISHED BY NEGATIVE CAPABILITY PRESS, WAS THE 1ST RUNNER UP FOR THE 2013 HOFFER AWARD, AND JOE WHITTEN HAS JUST HAD HIS BOOK, "LEARNING TO TELL TIME," PUBLISHED, ALSO BY NEGATIVE CAPABLITY PRESS! PLEASE CONTACT THESE POETS DIRECTLY TO GET THEIR BOOKS. GREAT WORK POETS!
* BOOKS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT AMAZON.COM, BUT I THINK THE POETS GET MORE OF THE PROCEEDS IF YOU ORDER DIRECTLY FROM THEM, OR SEE THEM AT UPCOMING EVENTS, SUCH AS THE ALABAMA WRITERS CONCLAVE, JULY 12-14, 2013 IN FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA.

WOW! WOW! WOW! WHAT MIND-BLOWING POETRY AND FUN WITH FAMILY AT THE 2013 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN NEW ORLEANS! CONGRATULATIONS AND MUCH LOVE TO TEAMS TREAT YO SELF AND 215TH FOR SHARING 1ST PLACE! BIG PROPS TO SAFI FOR WINNING THE INDIE TITLE, WITH ALESHEA HARRIS, DOMINIQUE, AND DEEP CLOSE BEHIND! AND GOOD GHOST BILL WON THE 2013 HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU ON FINALS STAGE! THANKS TO ALL THE ORGANIZERS, VOLUNTEERS, CREW, POETS, AND SLAM FAMILY FOR EVERYTHING!!

COMING TO NEW ORLEANS IN JUNE! THE 2013 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM! DON'T MISS THIS ONE! SO FRIED IS TURNING 21 IN THE BIG EASY! 'NUFF SAID!

WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND WITH POETS AND FRIENDS AT LEAF! CONGRATULATIONS TO GYPSEE YO FOR WINNING THE WEEKEND WITH A TIE-BREAKER AGAINST ED MABREY! SHE WAS ALREADY SCHEDULED TO REPRESENT LEAF AT THE 2013 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM BECAUSE SHE ALSO WON THE FALL LEAF SLAM, SO THE POET TO REPRESENT LEAF FROM THIS SPRING LEAF SLAM WILL BE BREEZE! CONGRATULATIONS POET!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM! WOW, 15 YEARS! BE THERE, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 9PM AT THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS AS THE SLAM CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY!!! WE WILL HAVE DOOR PRIZES, FREE POETRY BOOKS, AND MORE FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, AND ALSO FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!

AS ALWAYS, THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM WAS AN ABSOLUTELY INSPIRING EVENT FULL OF WONDERFUL WOMEN SHARING AMAZING POETRY! CONGRATULATIONS TO DENICE FROHMAN FOR HER SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE ON FINALS STAGE FOR THE WIN! ALSO, SHOUT OUT TO ELIZA FOR WINNING HEAD-TO-HEAD HAIKU, COMING INTO FINALS AGAINST OUR FRIEND, MICHELLE NIMMO! IT WAS COLD IN MINNEAPOLIS, BUT THIS IS ONE OF NDU'S FAVORITE EVENTS EACH YEAR! SEE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM FOR FINAL RESULTS AND OTHER DETAILS.

NEXT MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, PEP RALLY FOR WOWPS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 9PM. AS ALWAYS, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!

THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM AS SELECTED ON FEBRUARY 15 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IS:

SHAUN JUDAH
XAVIER LOFTON
DRI BURROUGHS
LORI LASSETER HAMILTON
JERRI HARDESTY
with KARIN MICHELLE GOODMAN as our alternate!

BAMASLAM? -- KUDZU!

IT WAS INDEED A HOT NIGHT OF POETRY ON FRIDAY, FEB. 15 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! THIS WAS THE SLAM-OFF TO MAKE THE 2013 TEAM. THIS SLAM ALSO DETERMINED THE WOWPS (Women of the World Poetry Slam) REPRESENTATIVE, AND THE IWPS (Individual World Poetry Slam) REPRESENTATIVE FOR 2013! POETS QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT ARE:

Jamie Bennett
Dri Burroughs
Quang Do
Karin Michelle Goodman
Lori Lasseter Hamilton
Jerri Hardesty
Shaun Judah
Renita Lewis
Xavier Lofton
ShitOutta Luck
Oak Morse
Micah Cliff Worthington

OTHER POETS MAY SLAM AND/OR DO OPEN MIC, BUT ONLY THOSE LISTED WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THE TEAM.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM NEW DAWN UNLIMITED!

WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT OF POETRY AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON JANUARY 25 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! IT WAS THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE FEBRUARY 15 SLAM OFF TO MAKE THE 2013 TEAM, AND THE COMPETITION WAS FIERCE! CONGRATULATIONS TO NITA FOR WINNING THE NIGHT, AND TO OAK MORSE WITH THE 2ND PLACE SPOT. WE SAW OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FACES! ALWAYS A PERFECT MIX. NEXT SLAM -- FOR THE 2013 TEAM, THE WOWPS REPRESENTATIVE, AND THE IWPS REPRESENTATIVE -- FEB. 15!

January 17, we lost a beloved member of our poetry family, Jack McCarthy. Jack was a dear sweet man, a passionate poet, and a wonderful presence on this planet. So many will miss him and remember the kindness, love, and wisdom he brought to our community. Rest in peace, poet.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! FROM NEW DAWN UNLIMITED AND BAMASLAM!

***** WE'RE GIVING AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! CATCH US AROUND ALABAMA, OR EMAIL A REQUEST TO WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM! HO! HO! HO! *****

IT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY AWESOMELY AMAZING NIGHT OF POETRY AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY DEC. 7 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! IT WAS THE LAST SLAM OF 2012, JUST IN TIME FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, AND WE WENT OUT WITH A BIG BANG! CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAUN JUDAH FOR WINNING THE NIGHT WITH DRINA RIGHT BEHIND HIM, BOTH OF THEM SO HOT THEY MELTED THE MICROPHONE! WE ARE LUCKY, INDEED, MONTEVALLO!! NEXT SLAM WILL BE JANUARY 25, 2013!

FULL SPRING SCHEDULE:

JANUARY 25 -- REGULAR POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC -- KICK OFF THE NEW SEMESTER!

FEBRUARY 15 -- SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2013 TEAM! (FOR POETS WHO QUALIFIED AT FALL SLAMS AND/OR JANUARY SLAM) ALSO, TOP POET WILL REPRESENT ALABAMA AT IWPS AND TOP FEMALE POET WILL REPRESENT AT WOWPS)

MARCH 1 -- REGULAR POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC -- SEND OFF PEP RALLY FOR WOWPS REPRESENTATIVE!

APRIL 19 -- REGULAR POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC -- MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TURNS 14! COME TO THE PARTY!


WE SETTLED IN AND SHARED OUR POETRY AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY NOV. 9, AS ALWAYS, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 9 PM! IT WAS A GOOD TIME!

2012 ASPS JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER IS MICHAEL BALDWIN, WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT "COUNTING BACKWARD FROM INFINITY." AVAILABLE SOON.


WE HAD A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO! WE WORE COSTUMES, AND ENJOYED POETRY FROM NEW VOICES AND OLD FAVORITES! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

ALSO, OCT 26-27 WAS THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY FALL MEETING, ALSO IN MONTEVALLO! THERE WERE PRIZES, POETRY, WORKSHOPS, LUNCH, AND MORE! JOIN THE ASPS NOW AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG AND COME TO OUR NEXT MEETING!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NEW DAWN UNLIMITED NEEDS SCIFI/FANTASY/ALT HISTORY ETC. POETRY FOR AN UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY! SEND US ALL YOUR NERD, FANDOM, GAMER POEMS, AND MORE! ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY! ALSO NEED GEEKU! (GEEK HAIKU) FINAL DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014. PLEASE SEND THEM IN NOW TO:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED
SCIFI OR GEEKU SUBMISSIONS (YOU CAN PUT BOTH KINDS IN ONE ENVELOPE)
1830 MARVEL RD
BRIERFIELD, AL 35035.
***NO SUBMISSION OR READING FEES -- PAYMENT IN COPIES, AND SMALL CASH AWARD***

ANOTHER WONDERFUL POETRY SLAM AT LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO GYPSEE YO FOR WINNING THE PRIZE WITH ED MABREY, THERESA DAVIS, AND CHRIS AUGUST RIGHT ON HER HEELS! THANKS ALWAYS TO JAMES NAVE FOR HOSTING THIS AMAZING EVENT. NEXT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG IN THE SPRING! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

OH, WHAT A WEEK AT IWPS IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARK LAST WEEKEND, OCT 3-8! AND THE WORLD CHAMPION IS ... ED MABREY! CONGRATULATIONS TO ED, AND ALSO TO ALL THE POETS WHO COMPETED! BIG SHOUT OUT TO SETH WHITE FOR WINNING THE WORLD HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU TITLE! WE LOVE YOU!

WOW WHAT A NIGHT AT THE 1ST BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM OF THE SEASON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 21! WE SAW OLD FRIENDS AND BRAND NEW FACES AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO! IT WAS SLAMTASTIC!

NEW! DATES FOR FALL BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, AND FRIDAY DECEMBER 7!

DEADLINE PASSED -- LOOK FOR THE ASPS SPRING CONTESTS, COMING SOON. ENTER THE ASPS FALL CONTESTS - MANY CATEGORIES, CASH PRIZES! DEADLINE SEPT. 22, 2012. SEE ASPS FALL CONTESTS FOR INFO! ALSO SEE THE ASPS WEBSITE, ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE ASPS.

AWWWW, YEAH, ANOTHER AWESOME DRAGONCON 2012! AUG. 31 - SEPT. 3!

IT WAS ANOTHER WONDERFUL WEEK OF LOVE AND POETRY AT THE 2012 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHARLOTTE, NC, AUGUST 7-11! HUGE, MAD LOVE TO THE SLAM NEW ORLEANS TEAM FOR WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY KILLEEN, TX, NUYORICAN POETRY CAFE OF NYC, AND DA POETRY LOUNGE OF HOLLYWOOD, CA! AUSTIN NEO SOUL WON THE GROUP PIECE FINALS, AND JACOB DODSON OF AUSTIN, TX WALKED AWAY WITH THE HEAD-TO-HEAD HAIKU RIBBON, WITH MS. HAZE FROM ATL TAKING 2ND! WE HAD SUCH A FABULOUS TIME -- THANKS TO ALL THE HARD WORKING ORGANIZERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS! AND WE ALWAYS LOVE ALL THE POETS!!

THANK YOU SACRED SOUNDS, YBOR CITY, AND THE WHOLE STAFF AND CREW FOR AN INCREDIBLE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM! CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM DUVAL OF JACKSONVILLE, FL FOR TAKING THE WIN IN AN AMAZING FINALS BOUT, AND TO LADY TESS OF MOBILE, AL FOR BRINGING HOME THE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE TO ALABAMA!! OH YEAH! NEXT SOUTHERN FRIED WILL BE IN NEW ORLEANS, 2013!

-- CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW -- DETAILS BELOW!

DEADLINE PASSED --- THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION. DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2012.
WINNER RECEIVES $100 AND 50 COPIES OF HIS/HER WINNING CHAPBOOK.
Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, and no more than one poem per page) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.
Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Mail to:
NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.
ASPS 2012 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
AND JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG

AS ALWAYS, IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE DAY OF POETRY AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL (LEAF) MAY 11-13, 2012 IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO CARLOS ROBSON FOR THE WIN, WITH THERESA DAVIS AND GABE MOSES RIGHT ON HIS HEELS, EACH ONLY ONE-TENTH OF A POINT APART! WOWOWOW! DON'T MISS LEAF IN OCTOBER, AND POETS, PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT NEW PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE LEAF POETRY SLAM STARTING FALL 2012!

APRIL WAS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! WE GAVE AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS ALL MONTH AND WERE BUSY AROUND TOWN AT A VARIETY OF POETRY EVENTS, INCLUDING "WORD UP!" HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM AT THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE FIRST ANNUAL "A PLACE OF CIVILITY" POETRY SLAM SPONSORED BY THE TUSCALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, A PERFORMANCE AND Q&A AT BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE, AND EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA! AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BIRMINGHAM ARTS JOURNAL ON THE RELEASE OF THEIR HIGHLY PRAISED STORM ISSUE!

IT WAS A GREAT WEEKEND AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY SPRING MEETING APRIL 28TH IN FAIRHOPE, AL. WHAT A WONDERFUL PEFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP BY SPECIAL FEATURE AYODELE HEATH , AND A FABULOUS WORKSHOP BY ALABAMA STATE POET LAUREATE SUE WALKER, AS WELL. WE ALSO ENJOYED AWARDS, READINGS, LUNCH, AND MORE! SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR DETAILS!

*** WE HAD A FABULOUS SLAM, FRIDAY APRIL 13TH WITH SPECIAL FEATURE, MOODY BLACK AND JJ DAE AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO! CONGRATULATIONS TO LADY FOR THE WIN, AND TO OUR GOOD FRIEND, KIMBI THE GODDESS FOR COMING IN 2ND!

APRIL POETRY CHALLENGE: WRITE A POEM FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF AN INANIMATE OBJECT THAT YOU PERSONIFY. (BE THE OBJECT) SEND US SOME! wytrabbit1@aol.com

WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH NATALIE PEACH AT THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM! WE WERE SO PROUD OF HER REPRESENTING ALABAMA AT THIS AMAZING SLAM!

ASPS CONTEST DEADLINE COMING SOON! SEE BELOW!


IT WAS A NATIONAL POETRY SLAM QUALIFYING BOUT RIGHT HERE IN MONTEVALLO, FRIDAY MARCH 2! TEAM ART AMOK FROM ATLANTA THOROUGHLY SPANKED YOUR NEW BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO TEAM IN A BOUT THAT WAS CRAZY FUN! DON'T WORRY FOLKS, BOTH TEAMS WILL BE COMPETING AT 2012 REGIONALS AND NATIONALS! *** NEXT SLAM, FRIDAY APRIL 13TH AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS, 1032 MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO! APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH SO WE'LL BE GIVING AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS AND PARTY FAVORS!

MARCH CHALLENGE. WRITE A POEM ABOUT ONE OF THE ELEMENTS: WATER, EARTH, WIND, OR FIRE. SEND US SOME TO POST! NEW POETRY AREA COMING SOON!


WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S WINTER MEETING TODAY IN ODENVILLE, AL! IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE, DON'T MISS THE NEXT ONE IN FAIRHOPE IN APRIL!
********* AND ENTER THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S SPRING CONTESTS! HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN CASH TO BE WON! GREAT NEW CATEGORIES! *********

SEE ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR DETAILS! JOIN THE ASPS FOR REDUCED ENTRY FEES FOR THOSE CONTESTS, AND ENJOY OTHER GREAT CONTESTS AND EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!


FEBRUARY CHALLENGE! WRITE A SHORT POEM FOR THE SHORTEST MONTH! AND TAKE SOME KIND OF "LEAP" IN THE POEM, (ie. a leap in an idea, a leap in location, a leap in insight, a leap in subject matter, etc.) IN HONOR OF LEAP YEAR! SEND US SOME AT NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM!


WE'VE GOT THE 2012 BAMASLAM POETRY SLAM TEAM!
IN THE TOP SPOT, OUR REP TO THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN DENVER THIS MARCH, AND ALSO OUR REP TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN OCTOBER -- NATALIE PEACH!!! CLOSE BEHIND AND ALSO ON THE TEAM ARE ALEX ALLEN, JERRI HARDESTY, SARA (THE CURRENT POET) McCUNE AND "LADY" CALDWELL!! WE HAD OUR BIG SLAM OFF ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, AND IT WAS A WILD NIGHT FULL OF FABULOUS POETRY FUN AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!
THE TEAM WILL COMPETE IN THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN JUNE AND THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUGUST.


HEY! COME OUT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 28, TO THE BOSS ULTRA LOUNGE (312 20TH STREET SOUTH) IN BIRMINGHAM! GLENNWOOD HOSTS THE LOVE SHOOTERS LOUNGE POETRY SHOW, AND THAT'S THE PLACE TO GO! EVERY 4TH SATURDAY, 9PM!


OMG! WOW, WOW, WOW! WE HAD THE BEST TIME AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY THE 13TH! WE HAD WONDERFUL NEW POETS AND MIND-BLOWING POETRY! CONGRATULATIONS TO "LADY" FOR WINNING THE NIGHT, AND THE AUDIENCE'S HEARTS! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND TO ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS FOR LETTING US DO THIS CRAZY THING EVERY MONTH!

COME OUT AND SPIT FIRE ON FRIDAY THE 13TH OF JANUARY!! LET'S HEAT UP THE STAGE AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA. SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AROUND 9! LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE FEBRUARY SLAM OFF TO MAKE THE 2012 TEAM!! DON'T MISS OUT!

SPRING 2012 SLAM DATES:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3,
FRIDAY, MARCH 2,
AND FRIDAY, APRIL 13!

(HOLY COWBELL BATMAN -- 2012?!)

AND REMEMBER, FEBRUARY WILL BE THE SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2012 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! THE TEAM WILL COMPETE IN THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN JUNE AND THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUGUST. ALSO, FEBRUARY'S RESULTS WILL DETERMINE OUR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN MARCH AND THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN OCTOBER.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!! FROM NEW DAWN UNLIMITED AND BAMASLAM!

***** WE'RE GIVING AWAY FREE POETRY BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! CATCH US AROUND ALABAMA, OR EMAIL A REQUEST TO WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM! HO! HO! HO! *****


OH WHAT FUN WE HAD AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS. KEEPING WARM IN THE COLD WITH HOT POETRY!
JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY! NOW IS THE TIME! NEW THINGS ARE HAPPENING, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! WE HAVE CASH CONTESTS, PUBLICATIONS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING, CRITIQUES, AND MORE! NEXT MEETING, FEBRUARY 25, 2012! SEE OUR WEBSITE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR MORE INFO!


NEXT SLAM -- FRIDAY, DEC. 2!! BE THERE! ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS

IT WAS A SUPER-AMAZING NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, NOV. 11 WITH SPECIAL FEATURE!!!
*** MULTI-CHAMPION,***
%%%%%%%***** ED MABREY *****%%%%%%%
WHAT A MIND-BLOWING SHOW! CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAUN JUDAH FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!!


HOT DAMN -- WHAT A SLAM! JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO FROM DALLAS WON THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM, NOVEMBER 4-5, 2011! WHAT A SHOW!! WHAT FUN! SEE THEPOETSLOFT.COM FOR MORE!


OMG! IT WAS AN OUTSTANDING POETRY SHOW AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL AS USUAL, OCTOBER 21-23, 2011! SHOUT OUT TO ED MABREY FOR WINNING THE WEEKEND, WITH CP MAZE CLOSE BEHIND! AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!


WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND OF POETRY AT THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, OCTOBER 12-15! CONGRATULATIONS AND MAD LOVE TO OUR FRIEND, CHRIS AUGUST, FOR TAKING THE CHAMPIONSHIP! JESSE PARENT FOLLOWED CLOSELY BEHIND WITH A SERIES OF GROUND-BREAKING PERFORMANCES! THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE HOTTEST FINALS EVER! THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN! LOVE YOU GUYS! SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO KRISTA MOSCA FOR BECOMING THE 2011 WORLD HAIKU CHAMPION! YOU GO GIRL! SEE POETRYSLAM.COM FOR MORE DETAILS AND FUTURE EVENTS!


LOOK AT THIS AMAZING LIST OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER EVENTS!!

FIRST, DON'T FORGET THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC! THAT'S OCTOBER 21-23!

AND THEN... OCTOBER 28-29, THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY IS HOLDING THEIR FALL MEETING, COMPLETE WITH FRIDAY NIGHT READINGS, SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS, SATURDAY AFTERNOON AWARDS BANQUET FOR THE FALL CONTESTS, AND MORE! FOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, SEEALABAMAPOETS.ORG!

AND THEN... THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM, NOVEMBER 4-5! SEE THEPOETSLOFT.COM FOR MORE!

AND THEN... THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, WITH SUPER SPECIAL FEATURE, MULTI-CHAMPION,
############### BLUZ! ###############
GO TO ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS FOR THIS AND MANY OTHER GREAT EVENTS!


WE HAD A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TO NATALIE PEACH FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AT HER FIRST BAMASLAM EVENT!

***FUTURE SLAM DATES***

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11,
AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011!

SPRING DATES:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3,
FRIDAY, MARCH 2,
AND FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012!

(HOLY COWBELL BATMAN -- 2012?!)



WE HAD A GREAT SLAM WITH SPECIAL FEATURE,
********** MARC MARCEL**********,
AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AT 9! WELCOME ALL THE NEW STUDENTS TO THE SLAM!!

***FUTURE SLAM DATES***

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7,
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11,
AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011!
SPRING DATES AVAILABLE SOON!

ALSO, WATCH FOR MANY POETRY EVENTS THIS FALL ALL OVER ALABAMA, LIKE THE LIMESTONE DUST POETRY FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 IN HUNTSVILLE, AL!!
ENTER THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S FALL CONTESTS! CONTEST BROCHURE AVAILABLE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG! DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2011.
JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY! NOW IS THE TIME! NEW THINGS ARE HAPPENING, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! WE HAVE CASH CONTESTS, PUBLICATIONS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING, CRITIQUES, AND MORE! NEXT MEETING, OCTOBER 28-29! SEE OUR WEBSITE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR MORE INFO!
CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SLAM NUBA OF DENVER FOR WINNING THE 2011 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM!! WHAT A GREAT WEEK OF POETRY IN BOSTON! HOPE YOU WERE THERE!!
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM JAVA MONKEY OF ATLANTA, WINNERS OF THE 2011 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM!! ALSO, HUGS AND HIGH FIVES TO "G" OF BULL CITY/DURHAM FOR WINNING THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE! ALSO, LET'S HEAR IT FOR DASAN OF BULL CITY/DURHAM FOR WINNING THE SLAMMASTERS SLAM, AND TO GIDDY FOR WINNING THE HIP HOP SLAM!! WHAT A FANTASTIC, INSPIRING WEEK OF POETRY!!
SPECIAL NOTE: WE HAVE LOST THE POETRYSLAM.NET WEB ADDRESS. SOMEONE SNIPED IT OUT FROM UNDER US! PLEASE REFER TO THIS NEWDAWNUNLIMITED.COM SITE, OR OUR ALABAMAPOETRY.COM SITE FOR FUTURE INFORMATION. THANK YOU!
IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR SOUTHERN FRIED! THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IS HAPPENING JUNE 8-11 IN THE ATL!! (THAT'S ATLANTA, GA, FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW) SEE SOUTHERN FRIED 2O11 FOR DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS! DON'T YOU DARE MISS IT!
WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AT LEAF, MAY 2011! BIG LOVE TO ALL THE POETS, AND HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS AUGUST FOR A MAGNIFICENT WIN!
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! CHECK BACK HERE FOR A LIST OF APRIL POETRY EVENTS!
BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY APRIL 8 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AT 9!

2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 - BARDS AND BREWS AT THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - WORD UP! HIGH SCHOOL POETRY COMPETITION FINALS AT THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY.

APRIL 7-10 - MONTEVALLO ART FEST IN ORR PARK, MONTEVALLO, AL.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - MONTEVALLO LITERARY FESTIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - ALABAMA BOOK FESTIVAL IN OLD TOWNE MONTGOMERY.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 - ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY SPRING MEETING.
THE 2011 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM IS M.K. FOSTER, ADAM KAMERER, XAVIER LOFTON, ALEX ALLEN, AND JERRI HARDESTY!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO THIS EVENT! NEXT SLAM, MARCH 4!
HAPPY NEW YEAR POETS AND FRIENDS! 2011!! WE SAW EVERYONE OUT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 14, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AT 9! THIS WAS THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE FEBRUARY SLAM-OFF WHERE THE 2011 TEAM WILL BE SELECTED! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAHBU FOR WINNING THE NIGHT AND A CHANCE TO MAKE THE TEAM! ALSO QUALIFIED: QUANG DO! NEXT SLAM ON FEBRUARY 4, THE SLAM OFF FOR THE 2011 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM!
JANUARY CHALLENGE: WRITE A POEM ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS, SECOND CHANCES, OR MAKING CHANGES! SEND US SOME!
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! POETRY SLAM CHAMPION, DANNY SHERRARD, WILL BE PERFORMING UP IN HUNTSVILLE ON JANUARY 18! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS AMAZING POET! SEE FACEBOOK.COM/AVALONCOFFEE FOR TIME AND PLACE! AND KEEP THAT PAGE BOOKMARKED, BECAUSE ON MARCH 6, MULTIPLE-TIME SLAM CHAMPION, BUDDY WAKEFIELD, WILL BE PERFORMING AT THIS SAME VENUE! SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIEND, RONNIE MOORE, FOR BRINGING THESE FABULOUSLY TALENTED POETS TO ALABAMA! WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THEIR WORDS!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS POETS
AND POETRY LOVERS!
2011 DATES FOR THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ARE JAN. 14, FEB. 4, MAR. 4, APR. 8 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! THE SLAM-OFF FOR THE 2011 TEAM WILL BE THE FEBRUARY SLAM!
DON'T MISS IT!
DECEMBER CHALLENGE: WRITE A POEM ABOUT INTANGIBLE THINGS YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. PERHAPS TRY A LIST POEM FOR THIS? SEND US SOME!
WE HAD ANOTHER CROP OF NEW POETS AT THE DECEMBER 10, 2010 POETRY SLAM AND SOME OLD FAVORITES! WHAT A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF AMAZING WORDS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO RUDY FRANCISCO FOR WINNING THE 2010 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM DEC. 8-11 IN CHARLOTTE, NC! GREAT JOB, POET! WE AT NDU ARE HEARTBROKEN THAT WE WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND THAT EVENT THIS YEAR! WE MISSED YOU, SLAM FAMILY! HUGS AND KISSES TO ALL!
DATE CHANGED!
NEXT SLAM, DEC. 10!
THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM HAS CHANGED FROM DEC. 3 TO DEC. 10! PLEASE MAKE A NOTE!

WE HAD SO MANY NEW FACES AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, NOV. 12! IT WAS AWESOME!
**LAST SLAM OF 2010, FRIDAY, DEC. 3 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL DECEMBER EVENT!**
SPRING SEMESTER 2011 SLAM DATES: JAN. 14, FEB. 4, MAR. 4, APR. 8! ALWAYS AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!
WOW WHAT A FABULOUS WEEKEND AT THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM! CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL FOR HIS HARD-FOUGHT WIN! ALWAYS A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE POET'S LOFT! SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR AMAZING HOSPITALITY!!
OCTOBER CHALLENGE: WRITE A SCARY POEM! SEND US SOME! WE'LL POST A GROUP, WITH PERMISSION!

IT WAS A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, OCT. 8 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! NEXT SLAM, NOV. 12! DON'T MISS IT!
IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPT. 10!! DON'T MISS THE NEXT SLAM ON OCTOBER 8!
DON'T FORGET THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL OCTOBER 14-16!
JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY! NOW IS THE TIME! NEW THINGS ARE HAPPENING, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! WE HAVE CASH CONTESTS, PUBLICATIONS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING, CRITIQUES, AND MORE! NEXT MEETING, OCTOBER 30, 2010! SEE OUR WEBSITE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR MORE INFO!

THE NEW BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM SEASON STARTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 9 PM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! DON'T MISS IT! SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH THIS FALL! MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW, SEPT. 10, OCT. 8, NOV. 12, AND DEC.10! SPRING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE -- WRITE HAIKU!! SEND US SOME. WE'LL POST A GROUP OF THE BEST ONLINE! (WITH YOUR PERMISSION ONLY) CHECK OUR POETRY FORMS SECTION FOR INFO ON SOME FORMS AND SOME SAMPLE POEMS.
WE GOT OUR GEEK ON AT DRAGONCON IN ATLANTA LABOR DAY WEEKEND! CHECK OUT DRAGONCON.COM TO GET IN ON NEXT YEAR'S EVENT!
Check out a link to our friends at Thoth's Riddle! In our links area!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ST. PAUL POETRY SLAM TEAM FOR THEIR WIN AT THE 2010 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM!
OH WELL. IT LOOKS LIKE THE STATE OF ALABAMA WILL NOT BE REPRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM (NEXT WEEK IN ST. PAUL) FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1999. WE COULD NOT RAISE THE MONEY, AND WE'RE OUT OF TIME. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING AN NDU SUPPORTER OR PATRON TO ASSURE OUR STATE'S PARTICIPATION IN FUTURE EVENTS!
THE RESULTS ARE IN! THE 2010 ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S ANNUAL JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION IS OVER, AND THE WINNER IS "WITNESS," BY BUDD POWELL MAHAN OF DALLAS, TX. CONGRATULATIONS!! WE WILL BE PUBLISHING HIS CHAPBOOK IN THE NEAR FUTURE, AND IT WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE!
WE ARE NOW LISTING POETRY CONTESTS BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR CONTEST AREA! CHECK IT OUT!
IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE TIME AT THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM LAST WEEK IN KNOXVILLE, TN. CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM BULL CITY DURHAM FOR WINNING THE WEEK, AND TO BLUZ FOR BEING THE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION! DASAN FROM BULL CITY TOOK THE SLAMMASTERS SLAM. THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THIS WONDERFUL EVENT HAPPEN! **OUR ALLEY CAT WAS THE FIFTH PLACE INDIVIDUAL, JUST ONE PLACE AWAY FROM FINALS, SO SHE DID GET TO PERFORM AS SACRIFICE POET ON FINALS STAGE!** WE WERE SO PROUD OF HER! TEAM POETS, ALLEY CAT, JAHBU, AND SHAUN JUDAH, EACH WON THE HIGH SCORE IN A BOUT. BAMASLAM REPRESENT!! ALSO, LET US NOTE POETS FROM THE BAMASLAM FAMILY: QUANG DO, FINISHED AS 7TH PLACE INDIVIDUAL, AND M.A. TOOK THE 9TH PLACE INDIVIDUAL SPOT! WOO HOO! WE WERE ALSO EXCITED AND PLEASED TO SEE FORMER TEAM MEMBER, J.T. BULLOCK, AT THE EVENT!

NEXT STOP FOR BAMASLAM, THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM! WE ARE STILL TRYING TO RAISE THE FUNDS TO REPRESENT THE STATE OF ALABAMA AT THIS EVENT. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

WHAT A FABULOUS AND EXCITING NIGHT OF POETRY AT SLAMAZON LAST NIGHT, MAY 20, 2010! CONGRATS TO JAHBU OURINDE FOR A TIE-BREAKING WIN OVER DRINA BURROUGHS! THANKS TO SHAUN JUDAH AND ALL THE FOLKS THAT MADE THAT EVENT HAPPEN! WE HAD A GREAT TIME SEEING MANY OLD FRIENDS!

HERE COMES SOUTHERN FRIED! THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM WILL HAPPEN JUNE 2-6 IN KNOXVILLE, TN! BE THERE!

I HOPE YOU DIDN'T MISS THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL MAY 6-9! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIEND ANDI KAUTH FOR WINNING THE WEEKEND! AND IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER IN OCTOBER!

WE HAD A FUN NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, APRIL 9! IT'S NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND THE 12TH BIRTHDAY OF THE 'VALLO SLAM, SO WE GAVE AWAY LOTS OF FREE POETRY BOOKS! CONGRATULATION TO ERIC *BLACKBERRY* BLACKERBY FOR THE WIN, EDGING OUT XAVIER LOFTON WHO LED THE SCORES ALL THE WAY TO THAT LAST ROUND! THE SLAM WILL BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!ALSO, FREE POETRY ALL MONTH! JUST SEND US SOME POSTAGE, OR FIND US AT A LIVE EVENT, AND WE HAVE FREE POETRY FOR YOU!

NDU is again saddened by the loss of a member of our poetry family. When we met "T" Leonard, he and Jeni Emerson were the loftkeepers at the Poet's Loft in Hot Springs, AR. Their love, support, and creative spirit helped make the Arkansas Grand Slam a world class event and one of our annual favorites. Even after he left the Poet's Loft for the Porterhouse Club, "T" was always taking care of the poets, and was one of the kindest, most generous folks I've ever known. Rest in peace, poet.

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, AND THERE ARE SO MANY EVENTS! THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM KICKED OFF THE FESTIVITIES IN MONTEVALLO, FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 9, AT 9PM WITH DOOR PRIZES AND MORE!

2010

THE MONTEVALLO ARTS FEST HAPPENED ALL DAY LONG ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10 AT ORR PARK!

THEN, APRIL 17, COME TO OLD TOWN MONTGOMERY FOR THE ALABAMA BOOK FESTIVAL, ALWAYS A GOOD TIME IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE!

ON APRIL 23, IT'S THE MONTEVALLO LITERARY FESTIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO. SEE THEIR SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS!

THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY WILL HOLD THEIR SPRING MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET ON SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 24. SEE THEIR SITE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG FOR DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS.

AND THEN HEAD ON UP TO THE LIMESTONE DUST POETRY FESTIVAL, ALSO ON APRIL 24, IN THE AFTERNOON! YOU WILL SURELY FIND PLENTY OF FUN THERE AND MAYBE MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS!

OMG, ALLEY CAT WAS FABULOUS, AND IT WAS AN AMAZING WEEKEND AT THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, MARCH 11-13! WE'RE SO PROUD OF ALLEY CAT FOR REPRESENTING BAMASLAM AND ALABAMA! CONGRATULATIONS TO EBONI HOGAN FOR WINNING THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD TITLE, FOLLOWED BY DEE MATHEWS, CHAUNCEY BEATY, AND LAURA YES YES! THE WINNER OF THE 2010 WOW HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU WAS THERESA DAVIS OF ART AMOK, ATLANTA! HATS OFF TO THESE WONDERFUL WOMEN!

WE HAD A GREAT SLAM MARCH 5! OUR FEMALE SLAM CHAMPION, ALLEY CAT, DID A SHORT FEATURE TO HELP SEND HER OFF TO THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM NEXT WEEK! IT WAS A REAL PEP RALLY! CONGRATULATIONS TO STEFEN MICKO FOR WINNING THE NIGHT!

The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is May 31, 2010.

Winner receives $100 and 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook.

Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.

Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee payable to New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.

Mail to:

New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
ASPS 2010 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035


THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 WAS AMAZING! THIS WAS THE SLAM FOR THE 2010 BAMASLAM TEAM!!! THE 2010 TEAM WILL BE QUANG DO, SHAUN JUDAH, ALLEY CAT, ALEX ALLEN, AND JAHBU OURINDE! OUR BAMASLAM REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD INDIVIDUAL POETRY SLAM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO IN MARCH WILL BE ALLEY CAT! OUR BAMASLAM REPRESENTATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN OCTOBER WILL BE QUANG DO! CONGRATULATIONS TEAM, AND WE KNOW YOU'LL DO A GREAT JOB! DETAILS AT ALABAMAPOETRY.COM!

NEXT SLAM, MARCH 5, SIGN UP AT 8, SLAM AT 9, ATECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!, ALWAYS A SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME THROWIN' DOWN POETRY WITH THE ATL TEAMS, ART AMOK AND JAVA MONKEY, ON FRIDAY, FEB 5 AT URBAN GRIND IN ATL! THANKS, YOU GUYS! GREAT BOUT!

We at NDU would like to express our great love and sense of loss at the passing of Gabrielle Bouliane. Sweet sister poet, bringer of erotica and red intentions, creature of whimsy and bunny ears, we love you, and we will not forget the ways you loved us. Rest in peace, poet.

WE'VE BEEN VISITING. WE'VE BEEN DOING POETRY WORKSHOPS ALL MONTH AT WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL WHICH CULMINATED IN A SLAM OFF TO CHOOSE THEIR SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THIS YEARS "WORD UP" COMPETITION, SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 28. (I think it will be at the Birmingham Public Library, but I'll check on that.) WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL THE STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED AND COMPETED. WE HAD SUCH FUN GETTING TO KNOW THEM, SHARE THIER POETRY, AND SEE THEM GROW! WE WILL MISS YOU GUYS! HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!

WE HAD A GREAT NIGHT AT THE JANUARY SLAM! HIGH FIVE TO SHAUN JUDAH FOR WINNING THE MONEY, WITH DRINA RIGHT BEHIND HIM!

GET INFO ON OUR DECATHLON CONTEST HERE! $100 GRAND PRIZE (AT LEAST), AND PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY! WE WILL BE UPDATING THAT INFO SOON!

SPECIAL FEATURE JONATHAN "J.B." BROWN KEPT THE SNOW FROM FALLING UNTIL HE LEFT THE STAGE -- CUZ HIS POETRY WAS TOO HOT! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO, WHAT A NIGHT OF POETRY IN MONTEVALLO ON FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2009 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET! CONGRATS TO JAHBU FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! FOR MORE INFO ON THIS EVENT AND OTHER POETRY EVENTS IN ALABAMA, SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM

WE HAD A FANTASTIC SLAM LAST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, WITH SPECIAL FEATURE, STEFEN MICKO! WE HAD A GREAT CROWD AND A GREAT TIME! DON'T MISS THE NEXT ONE!

IT WAS ANOTHER GRAND SLAM! THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM WAS A FABULOUS EVENT, AS USUAL! THANKS TO THE POET'S LOFT, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ROCK BABY OF DALLAS, TX FOR WINNING THE WEEKEND! CONGRATS ALSO TO BILLY TUGGLE OF CHICAGO FOR TAKING THE HEAD-TO-HEAD HAIKU! WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF POETS!

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW DECATHLON CONTEST! SHOW OFF YOUR POETIC MUSCLES BY COMPETING IN 10 DIFFERENT POETRY FORMS! CASH PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY PLUS MINIMUM $100 FOR OVERALL WINNER! DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2010.

DON'T FORGET THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM THIS WEEKEND, NOV. 6-7, 2009 IN HOT SPRINGS! SEE THE POET'S LOFT FOR DETAILS. ALWAYS A GREAT EVENT, AND THIS YEAR LOOKS SPECTACULAR!


WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE LEAF, OCT. 16-18! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OLD PAL, RENAISSANCE, FOR WINNING THE FALL POETRY SLAM! WHAT A GREAT NIGHT OF POETRY! NEXT LEAF IN MAY -- SEE THE WEBSITE FOR TIX!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC WITH SPECIAL FEATURE, SALAAM, OCTOBER 2 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO! CONGRATS TO QUANG DO FOR TAKING THE PRIZE!

WHAT AN EXCITING BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 WITH SPECIAL FEATURES, HENZBO AND CUBAN! AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO! OMG, IT WAS A GREAT TIME!


OUR STATE CHAMPION, QUANG DO, WAS TO BE THE ALABAMA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM, OCTOBER 8-10, HOWEVER, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO RAISE THE FUNDS FOR HIS TRIP. PLEASE BECOME A PATRON SO ALABAMA DOES NOT GET LEFT OUT OF FUTURE EVENTS.


WHAT A GREAT NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN WEST PALM BEACH! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM FROM ST. PAUL FOR WINNING THE WEEK!


THE 2009 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DURHAM, NC JUNE 4-6 WAS GREAT FUN! CONGRATS TO SLAM CHARLOTTE FOR WINNING THE TEAM TITLE, AND TO T.J. OF POETS IN THE STREETS, ARKANSAS FOR TAKING THE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP! BIG PROPS TO BIG POPPA E FOR WINNING THE HEAD-TO-HEAD HAIKU IN A UNIQUE AND CRAZY, FIRST-TIME-EVER 3-POET FINAL ROUND RUN BY BOB MOYER!! THANKS TO ALL THE CREW AND VOLUNTEERS THAT MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE -- YOU GUYS ROCK!


We at NDU would like to express our love and condolences to the family and friends of John "Coach" Curbow of the Alabama State Poetry Society. John was a good friend and a wonderful poet. As a coach, he was a positive influence on so many young people. His kindness, sense of humor, and talent will be missed by us all. Rest in peace, poet.


BOOK RELEASE! WE'VE JUST RELEASED THE WINNING CHAPBOOK FROM THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY 2008 JOHN AND MIRIAM MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION, "AT THE BIRD MUSEUM," BY JIM BARTON. SEE ORDERING INFORMATION IN OUR CHAPBOOKS AREA, AND SEE INFO FOR THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION BELOW! (DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2009)



PLAYON CON -- A BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/POP CULTURE CONVENTION IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND, MAY 21-24! THE BAMASLAM POETS WILL BE DOING A POETRY SHOW THERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT! COME BY AND SAY HELLO!



CONTEST INFO: The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is May 31.

Winner receives $100 and 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook.

Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than a page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.

Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee to:

New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Morris Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035



WHEW! WHAT A WHIRLWIND AT THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL MAY 9, 2009! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BELOVED FRIEND, GYPSEE YO, FOR ANOTHER AMAZING WIN! YAHOO! AND JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO WAS RIGHT ON HER HEELS, I THINK BY A TENTH OF A POINT! ALSO, PROPS TO OUR OWN ALEX ALLEN FOR MAKING THE BIG SHOW! GOOD JOB, POETS!



WOW! WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 1, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TO BENJI FOR WINNING THE NIGHT COMPETING IN HIS VERY FIRST SLAM!!! WOW! AND THEN WE HAD TO SAY AN IMMEDIATE BITTERSWEET FAREWELL TO HIM AS HE MOVES TO HOUSTON SATURDAY, MAY 2! WE'LL MISS YOU, BENJI! WE ALSO COLLECTED A BOX FULL OF CANNED GOODS FOR SHELBY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE! THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO PITCHED IN!



BEAR THE POET MOVED TO DALLAS! WE'LL MISS HIM SO MUCH HERE AT BAMASLAM, BUT WE KNOW HE'LL HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME IN TEXAS! HELL YEAH, BEAR!



DON'T FORGET THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL MAY 8-10!



APRIL WAS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! YOU WON'T BELIEVE ALL THE POETRY EVENTS THAT WENT ON IN ALABAMA THIS MONTH! CHECK OUR UPDATED CALENDAR OR CLICK ON THESE EVENT LINKS! ALSO SEE CONTEST INFO BELOW!

2009

MAY 1 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM
FRIDAY, MAY 1, AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL. SIGN-UP AT 8 PM, SLAM AT 9! PLEASE BRING CANNED GOODS FOR SHELBY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE!

APRIL 10 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM

APRIL 11 SAAM SLAM (seeking additional info)

APRIL 16-17 MONTEVALLO LITERARY FESTIVAL

APRIL 18 MONTEVALLO ARTFEST

APRIL 18 ALABAMA BOOK FESTIVAL

APRIL 25 LIMESTONE DUST POETRY FESTIVAL

APRIL 25 ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY SPRING MEETING

APRIL 30-MAY 2 ALABAMA WRITERS SYMPOSIUM

MAY 2 CELEBRATING TALLADEGA - INCLUDES LIVE POETRY (seeking additional info)

MAY 8-10 THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL



CONTEST INFO: The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is May 31.

Winner receives $100 and 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook.

Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than a page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification, and one with NO author identification.

Please send manuscript with a $15 reading fee to:

New Dawn Unlimited, Inc.
Morris Chapbook Competition
1830 Marvel Road
Brierfield, AL 35035



WE HAD THE WORLD CHAMPION, JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO, FEATURING AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10, FOR THE 11TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MONTEVALLO SLAM! WHAT A FABULOUS NIGHT!



WHAT A FABULOUS NIGHT OF POETRY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO, AL. THE GREENHOUSE POETRY SLAM TEAM FROM BOWLING GREEN, KY BEAT BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO IN THE QUALIFYING BOUT FOR THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL POETRY SLAM! ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, MONTEVALLO WILL STILL GET TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM! NEXT SLAM, FRIDAY, APRIL 10! SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM FOR A CALENDAR OF THESE AND OTHER POETRY EVENTS.


AND THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT WOW! (WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM)--MARCH 19-21 IN DETROIT, MI! OMG, WHAT AN AMAZING WEEKEND OF POETRY CULMINATING IN RACHEL MCKIBBONS (NYC) AMAZING WIN, ONE-TENTH OF A POINT AHEAD OF GYPSEE YO (ATL)! SEE WOW.POETRYSLAM.COM FOR FINAL STANDINGS!

WE HAVE THE NEW 2009 MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! QUANG DO, SHAUN JUDAH, JERRI HARDESTY, CEDRINA "DRINA" BURROUGHS, ALEX ALLEN, AND ALTERNATE "OM" WILL BE REPRESENTING THE STATE OF ALABAMA AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL POETRY SLAMS!
-----CONGRATULATIONS POETS!-----
QUANG WILL BE THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM AND JERRI WILL BE OUR REP FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM NEXT MONTH IN DETROIT, MI. (See POETRYSLAM.COM for complete information on WOW).

We at NDU would like to express our love and condolences to the family of Brenda Moossy of the Ozarks Poetry scene. Brenda was a beloved slam mama to many young poets in her region, as well as a respected and talented performance poet at the National Poetry Slams. Her fun and kindness will be missed by us all. Rest in peace, poet.

- 1/20/2009
CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA, ON THIS HISTORIC DAY!!


WOW IS COMING!
SEE WOW.POETRYSLAM.COM FOR CURRENT INFO!


IT WAS ANOTHER FUN-FILLED NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON JAN. 9! !
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEX ALLEN FOR SQUEEZING BY QUANG TO TAKE THE PRIZE!

***HAPPY NEW YEAR*** FROM NEW DAWN UNLIMITED!

UNFORTUNATELY, BLUZ WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND DUE TO ILLNESS, BUT WE WILL TRY TO RESCHEDULE HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
NEXT SLAM, FEB. 20 -- SLAM OFF FOR THE 2009 MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM FOR MORE DETAILS! SIGN UP FOR THE SLAM AT 8, START AT 9! BE THERE!


IWPS 2008 ROCKED! WHAT A WEEKEND! CONGRATS TO JOAQUIN FOR WINNING THE WEEKEND! ALSO, CONGRATS TO NICOLE HOMER FOR WINNING THE HEAD-TO-HEAD HAIKU! WOOOOOOOOOO! THE BAMASLAM CREW HAD A GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF POETRY! FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM



WE HAD A ***SPECIAL SPECIAL FEATURE*** ADAM "HENZBO" HENZE OF BOWLING GREEN, KY BURN UP THE MIC AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, DECEMBER 5, 2008! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR COMING DOWN HERE FOR US! WE WERE ALSO SURPRISED BY VISITS FROM EX-BAMASLAM TEAM MEMBERS J. T. BULLOCK AND M.A.! WOO HOO!NEXT SLAM, JANUARY 9! SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM FOR THIS AND OTHER EVENTS! AND PLEASE SUPPORT OUR VENUE, ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!


iWPS IS COMING! DECEMBER 11-13, 2008 IN CHARLOTTE, NC, THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM WILL ROCK N' ROLL!


NEW LINK -- RAINN.ORG, THE RAPE, ABUSE, INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK. IF YOU NEED THIS ONE, YOU KNOW IT.


IWPS IS COMING! CHECK THE PSI WEBSITE, FOR MORE DETAILS!


IT WAS A FABULOUS BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON NOVEMBER 14 WITH AWESOME VISITORS FROM TUSCALOOSA! CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAUN JUDAH FOR PULLING OUT THE WIN OVER ALEX ALLEN TO BE THE NOVEMBER CHAMPION!

WE HAD A SPECIAL * SPECIAL * SPECIAL * SNEAK-PREVIEW BOOK RELEASE OF TWO NEW CHAPBOOKS! FIRST, "DARK VILLAGE HAIKU" BY JEREMY M. DOWNES (2007 ASPS MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER)!! AND FINALLY, THE VERY LONG-AWAITED AND VERY, VERY LATE, "live, from the emergency room" BY LORI LASSETER HAMILTON (2003 NDU ANNUAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION WINNER - 1 OF 2 WINNERS THAT YEAR). LORI DID A WONDERFUL SHORT FEATURE FROM HER BOOK AT THE SLAM!


NDU HAD A TABLE AT THE GREENCUP BOOKFAIR ON NOV. 15! WE MADE IT A BOOK RELEASE EVENT WITH BOOK SIGNINGS AND READINGS BY AUTHORS!

New Dawn Unlimited is proud to announce two brand new chapbooks were released at the Greencup Books Bookfair, Saturday, November 15!

First, the Alabama State Poetry Society's Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition 2007 winner, "Dark Village Haiku" by Jeremy M. Downes of Auburn, is available for the first time to the public, hot off the press! This is a thought provoking collection of poetry rich with beauty and artistry. (The 2008 Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition winner is "At the Bird Museum," by Jim Barton, available soon!)

Also, the much-belated 2003 New Dawn Unlimited Annual Chapbook Competition winner, "live, from the emergency room" by Lori Lasseter Hamilton of Birmingham! This book is so hot off the press, it's still sizzling! This is an amazing group of powerful poems drawn from her experiences as a rape survivor.

Both authors were on hand to sign books and to read poetry on Saturday.

BamaSlam Poetry Slam poets were also on site to perform!

SEE THEIR WEBSITE AT GREENCUPBOOKS.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.



WHAT A FABULOUS WEEKEND AT THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM NOVEMBER 7-8, 2008! SEE THEPOETSLOFT.COM FOR COMPLETE DETAILS! CONGRATULATIONS TO JOAQUIN (I'LL FIX THAT SPELLING MOMENTARILY) FOR A HARD-WON VICTORY! WHAT A SHOW! AND CONGRATS ALSO TO BIG POPPA E, THE NEW ARKANSAS HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU CHAMPION! THANKS SO MUCH TO PAM AND MARY AND ALL THE GANG AT THE POET'S LOFT FOR ALL THE HOSPITALITY AND APPRECIATION!


THE WEATHER WAS COLD, BUT THE POETRY WAS HOT, HOT, HOT AT THE LEAF OVER THE WEEKEND! ALWAYS AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SHOW, THIS WAS NO EXCEPTION! CONGRATULATIONS TO NOVA-KANE OF BULLCITY/DURHAM - THE SITE OF THE NEXT SOUTHERN FRIED, BTW - FOR SQUEAKING PAST BLUZ, RYAN, CHRIS AUGUST, THERESA DAVIS AND THE GANG FOR A HARD-EARNED WIN!!


IT WAS A BIG HALLOWEEN POETRY SLAM ON OCT. 10, 2008 WITH VERY SPECIAL FEATURE, AWARD WINNING POET ON TOUR, THE ORIGINAL WOMAN AND SPECIAL GUEST, SHELLS, FROM KILLEEN, TX! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THESE POETS FOR TRAVELING SO FAR TO GIVE US A GREAT SHOW! HOORAY!
See the website, TheOriginalWoman.com.
BEAR WORE THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME -- AND ALSO WON THE SLAM! CONGRATULATIONS!


SLAM IS IN THE AIR IN MONTEVALLO! THE NEW BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM SEASON KICKED OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 TO A FULL HOUSE AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET, MONTEVALLO, AL! CONGRATULATIONS TO DRINA FOR WINNING THE NIGHT WITH STYLE, AND TO QUANG FOR CHASING HER TO THE FINISH LINE!

FUTURE BAMASLAM DATES SET!: OCT. 10, NOV. 14, DEC. 5, 2008 AND JAN. 9, **FEB 20** (**SLAM OFF FOR THE TEAM! FINISHING IN TOP TWO AT ANY SLAM BEFORE THIS DATE QUALIFIES CONTESTANTS FOR TEAM SLAM OFF.), MAR. 13, APR. 10, AND MAY 1, 2009! SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM FOR A CALENDAR OF THESE AND OTHER EVENTS!



TEEN SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM! (AND OPEN MIC!) RHYMING AT ROXI'S! EVERY 4TH SATURDAY COME TO ROXIE B'S FROM 5-7 PM FOR TOMORROW'S NEW POETS! HANG AROUND 8-11 FOR CLEAN ADULT POETRY FUN! FOR DIRECTIONS, CALL AVERY AT 205-276-4595! COME SUPPORT THE NEW VOICES! OCTOBER FEATURE -- CURRENT LEAF CHAMPION *BLUZ* OF THE SLAM CHARLOTTE TEAM, NATIONAL CHAMPIONS FOR 2 YEARS RUNNING! DON'T MISS THIS!



NDU is saddened once again by the loss of a poet. Memphis poet, Bonton, recently passed away and will certainly be missed. He was the Memphis winner of the Turner South "My South Speaks" competition, an active Memphis poetry organizer, and had also visited us here at BamaSlam and won our Burning Mic Poetry Slam up in B'ham, among his many other accomplishments. Rest in peace, poet.



(a moment of silence)



LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT DRAGONCON -- ALWAYS A BLAST! WE HAD A GREAT TIME THERE, INCLUDING A NEW HAIKU EVENT, AND A VOGON POETRY SLAM! SEE DRAGONCON.COM FOR DETAILS AND NEXT YEAR'S INFO!



TEEN SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM! (AND OPEN MIC!) RHYMING AT ROXI'S! EVERY 4TH SATURDAY COME TO ROXIE B'S FROM 5-7 PM FOR TOMORROW'S NEW POETS! HANG AROUND 8-11 FOR CLEAN ADULT POETRY FUN! FOR DIRECTIONS, CALL AVERY AT 205-276-4595! COME SUPPORT THE NEW VOICES!



DON'T FORGET! THE LEAF IS COMING IN OCTOBER! GET YOUR TIX BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!



ALSO, THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER! SEE THEPOETSLOFT.COM FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!



CONGRATULATIONS SLAM CHARLOTTE!!, WINNERS OF THE 2008 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM, AUGUST 5-9 IN MADISON, WI! NDU AND BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO WERE THERE TO SEE THIS AWE-INSPIRING PERFORMANCE BY OUR DEAR FRIENDS FROM NC!!* CONCRETE!!* SEE POETRYSLAM.COM FOR MORE DETAILS! AND CONGRATS TO CHRIS AUGUST FOR HIS FABULOUS WIN AT THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, AND TO STEFAN OF CORPUS CHRISTI FOR TAKING THE SLAMMASTERS SLAM! WOO HOO, WHAT A WEEK OF POETRY!



We at NDU would like to express our love and condolences to the family of Shannon Leigh of Atlanta's Art Amok Poetry Slam. Coming of age in the Austin Poetry Slam scene, Shannon moved to Atlanta and rose to the rank of 3rd place Individual Poet at the 2007 National Poetry Slam at the youthful age of 19. Shannon's brilliance will be sorely missed by so many. Rest in peace, poet.



(a moment of silence)



IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD PUBLISHING AND/OR OTHER NDU ACTIVITIES, PLEASE HELP NOW. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING A DONOR, PATRON, OR SPONSOR.


NEW LINK! Check out our new link in the area to Artina Designs Jewelry! Artina is making amazing handmade jewelry from natural materials! She's been selling her beautiful jewelry/art at poetry venues and online, so give it a look! It's like shopping at a tent from LEAF all year round! And it's poets supporting poets!



NEW LINKS -- SEE OUR LINKS AREA FOR NEW ADDITIONS, SUCH AS DOS GATOS PRESS AND WINNINGWRITERS.COM!



NEW LINK! Nave's Poetry Salon -- CHECK IT OUT!



NEW THEME FOR 2008 ANTHOLOGY, "LOVE." Deadline 12/31/2008.
Still accepting submissions for SciFi/Fantasy, Forces of Nature, and Dreams.
Also, check out our new links area! More to come!



IT WAS AN EXHILERATING AND AMAZING WEEKEND AT THE SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM , JUNE 5-7, 2008, IN TALLAHASSEE, FL! OMG! - THE POETRY WAS HOTTER THAN THE FLORIDA SUN, AND IT WAS ONLY SURPASSED BY THE LOVE! HUGS AND MAD PROPS TO MINORITEAM FOR THE TEAM WIN, AND SO MUCH LOVE TO BIG MIKE FROM NEW JERSEY'S NEW JERU TEAM FOR HIS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP! WOW, WHAT A WEEKEND! BLACK ON BLACK RHYMES PUT ON A FABULOUS, FUN, PROFESSIONAL, SMOOTH, AND INCREDIBLE SOUTHERN FRIED! THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL THEIR CREW AND EVERYONE WHO HELPED OUT, AND THERE WERE SO MANY WHO DID HELP OUT! CONGRATS TO TEAMS RESPECT THE MIC, NEW JERU, AND SLAM CHARLOTTE FOR THEIR 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH PLACE! YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME! ALSO LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALI LANGSTON, APOLLO, AND REGGIE FOR ROCKING 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH IN INDY FINALS! THERE WAS JUST TOO MUCH "WONDERFULNESS" TO WRITE ABOUT. OUR OWN ALEX ALLEN TOOK 2ND PLACE IN THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU ON HIS FIRST TIME OUT, AND BAMASLAM TEAM MEMBER QUANG SECURED 3RD IN THE TEEN SLAM WITH AN INSPIRING PERFORMANCE -- THE WHOLE TEAM REPRESENTED BAMASLAM AND NDU WITH SO MUCH TALENT AND LOVE THAT I JUST CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE AND OVERWHELMING PRIDE! SEE SOUTHERNFRIED2008.COM FOR FULL DETAILS!



EMERGENCY BULLETIN: WE NEED YOUR HELP! NDU WAS IN MEMPHIS, AND THE NDU VAN WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND ALL OUR EQUIPMENT WAS STOLEN. IF YOU CAN HELP REPLACE ANY OF OUR LOST EQUIPMENT, PROVIDE SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2008 SLAM TEAM, OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD PUBLISHING AND/OR OTHER NDU ACTIVITIES, PLEASE HELP NOW. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING A DONOR, PATRON, OR SPONSOR.


IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AT THE RESPECT THE MIC POETRY SLAM DOWN AT THE ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ON MAY 17! SEE THEIR SITE AT THE SOUTHERN WRITERS PROJECT FOR MORE DETAILS! Congrats to our own Jerri Hardesty of BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO for the win.



IT WAS ANOTHER AMAZING EDITION OF THE LEAF (LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL) ON MAY 9-11! THE POETRY IS ALWAYS AWE-INSPIRING AND BLUES WAS NO EXCEPTION AS HE PUT FORTH ONE OF HIS BEST PERFORMANCES EVER TO TAKE THE NIGHT! CONGRATULATIONS! WE LOVE YOU!
THERE'S A LINK AT ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, FOR THESE AND OTHER POETRY EVENTS!



HAPPY 10 YEAR BIRTHDAY TO THE MONTEVALLO SLAM!! DETAILS BELOW!



NDU POETS WIN STATE HONORS! CONGRATULATIONS TO 2008 ALABAMA POET OF THE YEAR, SARAH FECHTER, AND 2008 ALABAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR BY IRENE LATHAM, BOTH NDU POETS WITH CHAPBOOKS AVAILABLE HERE!



APRIL WAS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND THERE WAS SO MUCH GOING ON!



NDU GAVE AWAY FREE BOOKS! PEOPLE JUST SENT SOME $ FOR POSTAGE OR AN SASE WITH A GOODLY AMOUNT OF POSTAGE ON IT, AND WE FILLED THEM UP WITH BOOKS AND SEND THEM BACK! ($4.60 FOR A FLAT-RATE PRIORITY ENVELOPE GOT YOU A WHOLE BUNCH OF BOOKS!)
FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE POETRY!



WE WENT VISITING! WE FEATURED AT THE MEMPHIS POETRY SLAM ON APRIL 28. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT WITH LOTS OF OLD FRIENDS, AND NEW FRIENDS TOO!



WE ALL HAD FUN AT THE LIMESTONE DUST POETRY FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26! NDU WAS THERE! CLICK ON ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, OR LIMESTONEDUSTPOETRY.ORG FOR NEXT YEAR'S EVENT OR TO GET THE ANTHOLOGY!



ALSO, THE ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY HAD THEIR SPRING LUNCHEON, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25, AND NDU WAS THERE, TOO. JAN MARTIN HARRIS WAS THE SPEAKER AND IS ALSO NOW PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE ASPS! SEE THE ASPS WEBSITE AT ALABAMAPOETS.ORG



LIVE POETRY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES ALL MONTH! IT WAS A GROOVIN' NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, APRIL 11! THIS WAS THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MONTEVALLO SLAM! WE HAD A FABULOUS TIME WITH OUR SUPER SPECIAL FEATURE, THERESA DAVIS OF ATL'S ART AMOK! SHE'S A ROCK STAR POET! CONGRATULATIONS TO BEAR THE POET FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! SEE POETRYSLAM.NET OR ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, FOR DETAILS ON THIS AND OTHER EVENTS!



THAT SAME WEEKEND, APRIL 11-12, THE CITY OF MONTEVALLO HELD THEIR 2ND ANNUAL ARTS FEST. ATTRACTIONS INCLUDED CONCERTS ON SEVERAL STAGES, OVER 50 LOCAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN, STORIES AND TOURS, FOOD AND FUN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY, AND NDU WAS THERE DOING POETRY IN THE PARK! WE MET SO MANY NEW PEOPLE AND SAW SO MANY OLD FRIENDS AT OUR POETRY TABLE! USE OUR LINK AT ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, or check The Montevallo Arts Council website for future events.



DID YOU HEAD TO FLORENCE, AL FOR J.T.'S SLAM ON APRIL 18?



AND, WE SPENT A DAY AT THE ALABAMA BOOK FESTIVAL ON APRIL 19, IN MONTGOMERY, AL. WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND MET LOTS OF GREAT PEOPLE! SEE ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VISIT THEIR SITE AT ALABAMA BOOK FESTIVAL



AND ALSO,

MANY PEOPLE SPENT THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 18-19 AT THE MONTEVALLO LITERARY FESTIVAL. CHECK ALABAMAPOETRY.COM, FOR ADDITIONAL INFO, OR VISIT THEIR SITE AT MONTEVALLO LITERARY FESTIVAL, .



J. T. BULLOCK GAVE US A GREAT HOMECOMING FEATURE AT THE MARCH EDITION OF THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21! IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE HIM DOWN HERE AGAIN! SEE ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS - 1032 Main St., Montevallo. Also see PoetrySlam.net and/or AlabamaPoetry.com for information on these and other Poetry Slams!



ANDREA GIBSON IS THE WINNER OF THE FIRST WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM! SHE BROKE OUT OF A 3-WAY TIE WITH DEEP AND T MILLER TO PULL OUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP! ALSO, BIG HUGS AND PRIDE TO DARLIN NICKI FOR WINNING THE FIRST WOW HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU EVENT!! IF YOU SAW THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM, YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO THINK OF WOMEN AS THE "WEAKER" SEX. THESE DIVAS RULED THE STAGES AND FUELED THE FIRES, BURNING DOWN DETROIT WITH POETRY THIS PAST WEEKEND, MARCH 13-15, AND NDU WAS THERE! OUR DEEPEST LOVE GOES TO ALL THE WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATED, ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS (INCLUDING ALL OUR WONDERFUL MEN WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT), AND THE CITY OF DETROIT! SEE POETRYSLAM.NET FOR FINAL RESULTS, OR POETRYSLAM.COM, THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM, FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON THIS INAUGURAL EVENT AND OTHER EVENTS SPONSORED BY PSI.



WHAT A GREAT NIGHT IN GREENVILLE FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN COMPETITION ON MARCH 2, 2008! AND THE NEW QUEEN IS GYPSEE YO OF ATLANTA'S JAVA MONKEY! SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND WON WITH A PERFECT 30 IN THE FINAL ROUND! JERRI HARDESTY of BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO PLACED 2ND, THERESA DAVIS OF ATL'S ART AMOK PLACED 3RD, AND A NEW MEMBER OF THE UPSTATE SC TEAM, KIM B, ROUNDED OUT THE TOP 4. THANKS GO TO KIMBERLY SIMMS FOR PUTTING ON THIS WONDERFUL EVENT, AND LOVE TO ALL THE AWESOME WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATED! SEE WITSENDPOETRY.COM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.



***GYPSEE YO*** OF ATLANTA'S JAVA MONKEY POETRY SLAM (SEMI-FINALISTS AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM) GAVE AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008! WE WERE SO THRILLED TO HAVE HER HERE, AND SHE CERTAINLY DID NOT DISAPPOINT!



THE NEW 2008 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM HAS BEEN SELECTED! (IN ORDER)SHAUN JUDAH, JERRI HARDESTY, ODYSSEY, BEAR THE POET, AND ALEX ALLEN WILL REPRESENT ALABAMA AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL POETRY SLAM EVENTS! THAT MAKES SHAUN JUDAH OUR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN OCTOBER! WOOHOO!



CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BECOMING A DONOR, PATRON, OR SPONSOR.



POET I.Q. FROM MEMPHIS heated up Eclipse on a cold night with some hot poetry! He also brought poets Zora and Houston down from Arkansas so they could WIN THE JANUARY MONTEVALLO SLAM! Congrats guys, and we were glad you came!



NEW THEME FOR 2008 ANTHOLOGY = LOVE



### SPECIAL FEATURE -- RAY McNIECE FEATURED IN MONTEVALLO ON FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2007, AND HE BURNED DOWN THE HOUSE! WE CAN'T BELIEVE OUR GOOD FORTUNE IN HAVING HAD THIS WORLD CLASS POET IN TOWN AND IF YOU MISSED THIS EVENT, YOU MISSED AN INCREDIBLE SHOW! IT WAS "MUST SEE POETRY!" AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS - 1032 Main St., Montevallo.
AND THESE ARE THE QUALIFYING SLAMS TO MAKE THE 2008 BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM TEAM! COME AND PLAY! AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ODYSSEY FOR WINNING THE NIGHT! See PoetrySlam.net and/or AlabamaPoetry.com for information on these and other Poetry Slams!
THE NEXT BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM WILL BE ON JANUARY 11, 2008, THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE TEAM SLAM OFF HAPPENING IN FEBRUARY!



WE HAD A FUN NIGHT AT THE 'VALLO SLAM ON NOV. 9!



IT WAS ANOTHER WONDERFUL LEAF! CONGRATULATIONS TO TWAIN DOOLEY OF DC/BALTIMORE FOR WINNING THE LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL'S 25TH POETRY SLAM! HE WAS FOLLOWED BY GYPSY YO OF ATL, BLUES, AND SWAN, BOTH OF CHARLOTTE, NC! IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND NIGHT OF POETRY, AND ALL THE POETS WERE JUST GREAT!



SAY... HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE WRITING SALON YET? NAVE HOSTS THESE AMAZING WORKSHOP EVENTS, WITH A VARIETY OF FUTURE LOCATIONS INCLUDING SAVANNAH, GA AND BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC. ATTEND ONE OF THESE INTENSE TRAINING SESSIONS AND GROW AS A WRITER!



WE HAD QUITE A NIGHT AT THE MONTEVALLO SLAM WITH SPECIAL FEATURE *** STACIE BOSCHMA *** OF ATLANTA'S ART AMOK POETRY SLAM TEAM, 2006. BOTH ATL TEAMS, ART AMOK AND JAVA MONKEY, MADE THE SEMIFINAL ROUND AT THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM THIS PAST AUGUST, BTW! MONTEVALLO, AL. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEX ALLEN FOR WINNING THE SLAM! AND LORI HAMILTON WORE A FABULOUS COSTUME FOR EXTRA FUN!



HOT DAMN - WHAT A GRAND SLAM!
THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM ON OCT. 5-6 IN HOT SPRINGS, AR WAS YET ANOTHER AMAZING SHOW! YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON SEEING THE BOILING HOT POETRY IN HOT SPRINGS! (AND IT HAS MYSTERIOUS SUPER POWERS OF HEALING AND STUFF, OF COURSE!) CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ORIGINAL WOMAN FOR HER SWEEPING WIN WITH A PERFECT 30 ON EVERY POEM! YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT -- A 30 ON EVERY POEM! The other top five are #2 - MIKE GUINN, #3 - JOAQUIN, #4 - BLACK FALCON, #5 - KRYSIS (ALSO VOTED AUDIENCE FAVORITE)! SPECIAL PROPS TO MIKE GUINN FOR WINNING THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU! WHAT A WEEKEND! Our own BEAR THE POET finished in the TOP 10, and LORI HAMILTON, ALEX ALLEN, and JERRI HARDESTY also represented the BAMASLAM POETS! SPECIAL THANKS TO PAM AND MARY AT THE POETS LOFT FOR TREATING US ALL SO WONDERFULLY, IN SO MANY WAYS, AND TO T AT THE PORTERHOUSE CLUB FOR ALL THE LOVE AND THE FABULOUS AFTER-PARTY! YOU GUYS MAKE IT HAPPEN ON A GRAND SLAM SCALE! SEE THEPOETSLOFT.COM FOR DETAILS.



ALSO, THERE'S ALWAYS LEAF (LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL) OCT. 19-21! DON'T MISS IT!



FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 AT 8 PM AT THE HORIZONS SCHOOL IN ATLANTA -- WE SAW AN AMAZING POETRY SHOW THAT INCLUDED BUDDY WAKEFIELD, MIKE MCGHEE, ANIS MOJGANI, DAN LEAMAN, AND MORE!



MISSED SOUTHERN FRIED 2006 BUT STILL WANT THE OFFICIAL T-SHIRT OR STICKER? NOW AT CLOSEOUT PRICES! EMAIL ME AT WYTRABBIT1@AOL.COM TO GET YOURS -- ALL SIZES EXCEPT 2X ARE STILL AVAILABLE (3X IS AVAILABLE)! PAYMENT ACCEPTED BY SNAIL MAIL OR PAYPAL TO NEWDAWNUNLTD@AOL.COM ACCOUNT.
SOLD OUT!



THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM KICKED OFF THE SLAM SEASON, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14! CONGRATULATIONS TO BEAR THE POET FOR THE WIN, AND ROBBY AMMONETTE FOR 2ND PLACE. BOTH ARE QUALIFIED TO SLAM OFF FOR THE 2008 TEAM!



Always a great time at DRAGONCON over Labor Day Weekend! ANY POETS WHO WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN OPEN MIC AT DRAGONCON NEXT YEAR, CONTACT ME! (wytrabbit1@aol.com)



CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM SLAM CHARLOTTE, NC FOR WINNING THE 2007 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN, TX!!!!! WE ARE SO PROUD AND THRILLED THAT OUR GOOD FRIENDS BROUGHT HOME THE WIN! SOUTHERN FRIED, BABY!


THE INDIVIDUAL WINNER WAS DANNY SHERARD FROM SEATTLE -- HE WAS AMAZING! CHARLES EILICH (I HAVE TO CHECK THAT SPELLING) WENT DOWN TO THE WIRE AGAINST ED MABREY TO WIN THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU! OH, AND IT WAS JACK WHO WON HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU IN VANCOUVER, BTW! WE HAD A MARVELLOUS TIME, PLAYING POETRY TAG UNTIL 6 AM ALMOST EVERY MORNING, AND ENJOYING ALL THE EVENTS AND ALL THE POETS AND POETRY! NEXT YEAR, MILWAUKEE!



COME OUT TO THE NEXT MONTEVALLO SLAM, SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 14! FUTURE DATES: OCT. 12, NOV. 9 + MORE. CALENDAR WILL BE UPDATED SOON!



SOUTHERN FRIED 2007 WAS A BLAST! CONGRATS TO TEAM RESPECT THE MIC FROM CHARLOTTE FOR WINNING THE 2007 TEAM TITLE AND TO ALI LANGSTON FROM BLACK ON BLACK RHYMES TALLAHASSEE, THE NEW INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION! OUR OWN "BEAR THE POET" PLACED 18TH IN THE SOUTHEAST! ALL OUR TEAM MEMBERS, ALEX ALLEN, ROBBY AMONETT, CEDRINA BURROUGHS, BEAR THE POET, DID A GREAT JOB COMMUNICATING, NETWORKING, AND HAVING A GREAT TIME! Oh, and Jerri won the HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, barely beating out ADAM "HENZBO" HENZE by a micro margin! CAN'T WAIT 'TIL NATIONALS IN AUSTIN, TX! I'M SO GLAD TO BE PART OF THIS TEAM!



WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AT THE ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ON MAY 19 FOR RESPECT THE MIC! CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN PAUL FOR HIS WIN! SEE RESPECT THE MIC FOR DETAILS.



OMG WHAT AN AMAZING LEAF SLAM, MAYBE THE BIGGEST EVER!! IT CAME DOWN TO THE WONDERFUL ALVIN LAU, THE BEAUTIFUL "BLUES," THE ALWAYS FABULOUS CHRIS AUGUST AND THE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING "GYPSY YO!" GYPSY WON THE NIGHT WITH A PERFECT 30, WITH CHRIS AND BLUES ONE-TENTH AND 2-TENTHS BEHIND HER. WHAT AN EXCITING FINISH TO A FANTASTIC NIGHT! MAD LOVE TO ALL OUR POET FRIENDS AND A WELL DESERVED AND HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIEND, GYPSY YO! GO GIRL!!



WE HAD A FANTASTIC NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (OOH, FRIDAY THE 13TH!) AND IT WAS ALSO THE 9TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MONTEVALLO SLAM! WOO HOO! CONGRATULATIONS TO JABU FOR WINNING THE CASH! JABU, ODYSSEY, AND MS. BROWN CAME DOWN FROM B'HAM TO SLAM WITH THE VALLO POETS! AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT POETRYSLAM.NET OR ALABAMAPOETRY.COM FOR MORE INFO AND FUTURE EVENTS!

AND SUPPORT OUR VENUE OVER THE SUMMER AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS -- 1032 Main St. in Montevallo, AL.



IT'S TIME FOR LEAF AGAIN! BE THERE!



NDU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE CONGRATULATIONS AND RECOGNITION TO DR. WILLIAM COBB FOR RECEIVING THE 2007 HARPER LEE AWARD! DR. COBB IS A FRIEND AND MENTOR OF THIS NDU FOUNDER, AND WE ARE VERY PROUD AND PLEASED THAT HE IS BEING HONORED! YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE JOURNAL OF THE ALABAMA WRITERS' FORUM, "FIRST DRAFT," TO READ AN ARTICLE ON DR. COBB WRITTEN BY OUR GOOD FRIEND AND NDU POET, DANNY GAMBLE.



THANKS TO GLENWOOD AND M.A. FOR RUNNING QUALIFIER BOUTS FOR THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30, SO THAT TEAM JAVA MONKEY FROM ATLANTA (THE WINNERS OF BOTH BOUTS), AND TEAM BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO CAN GO TO THE NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN THIS AUGUST! AND THANKS TO ALL THE POETS WHO PARTICIPATED!



CONGRATULATIONS TO BEAR FOR WINNING THE MARCH MONTEVALLO SLAM! WHAT A GREAT NIGHT! WE'RE PROUD OF YOU, BEAR!



CONGRATULATIONS to ED MABREY for WINNING THE 2007 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM!!! We couldn't be in Vancouver ourselves, but we are so happy and proud of our good friend, ED, and send mad crazy love to he and all the poets! It is wonderful to see a truly good person and great poet rewarded and recognized for his talent!

BTW: WHO WON THE HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU THIS YEAR? IT IS ONE OF NDU'S FAVORITE SIDE EVENTS! WE WILL FIND OUT AND POST THAT ASAP!



IT WAS THE VALENTINE'S SLAM OF LOVE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9! IT WAS COLD AND CRUNCHY ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT ALL WARM AND GOOEY ON THE INSIDE AS WE THREW OUT THE SCORES AND JUST SHARED THE LOVE! WOO HOO AND XOXO! THE FREE CANDY, LOVE POETRY BOOKS, AND TOKEN RINGS WERE FUN!



HEY HEY HOORAY -- THE BIRMINGHAM SLAM IS BACK AGAIN! YES... GLENWOOD AND M.A. RESTARTED THE B'HAM SLAM BY KICKING THINGS OFF WITH A $300 PRIZE ON WED. JANUARY 24 at the EXECUTIVE LOUNGE (FORMERLY THE COMEDY CLUB) AT 427 20TH ST., BIRMINGHAM, AL.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SHAWN JUDAH (oh, i hope i spelled that right) FOR A WONDERFUL WIN!
The Slam in the Ham will happen OCCASIONALLY during their regular event on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. NEXT B'HAM SLAM? -- we'll post it when we know it!



WE HAD A G*R*E*A*T MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM -- FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, AND WE HAVE THE 2007 MONTEVALLO TEAM!!
ALEX, BEAR, CEDRINA, ROBBY, AND JERRI MADE THE TEAM, WITH LORI HAMILTON AS AN ALTERNATE! WE CAN'T AFFORD TO SEND A REP. TO IWPS THIS YEAR, AS IT IS IN VANCOUVER, BC, UNLESS SOMEONE MAKES A DONATION FOR THIS CAUSE. BUT, THE TEAM WILL ATTEND THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL POETRY SLAMS, AS WELL AS OTHER EVENTS.



IT WAS A COLD NIGHT, BUT THE POETRY WAS HOT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2006! Get info on other events at ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS at 1032 Main St. in Montevallo. CHECK OUT POETRYSLAM.NET FOR MORE POETRY!


WE HAD A FABULOUS NIGHT AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY, NOV. 10 WITH SPECIAL FEATURE MARC MARCEL!


IT WAS LEAF TIME AGAIN! WOW, WOW, WOW, WHAT A GREAT SLAM at LEAF , Oct. 20-22 in beautiful Black Mountain, NC! CONGRATULATIONS to RHONDA for her hard-earned $1000! Slamming it out just behind her were RYAN and TAVIS! THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LEAF! P.S. CHECK OUT THE LINK TO NAVE'S POETRY SALON IN THE LINKS AREA!


WOW, THE ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM October 6-7 in Hot Springs WAS THE BOMB! CONGRATULATIONS TO TWAIN, IQ, AND MICHAEL GUIN! For more info, check out ThePoetsLoft.com!


It was a wild night at the BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM, FRIDAY, OCT. 13 @ ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL, WITH LORI HAMILTON WINNING THE PRIZE BEFORE A PACKED HOUSE! NEXT VALLO SLAM ON NOV. 10! CHECK OUT POETRYSLAM.NET FOR MORE INFO!


Just got back from the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM in Austin, TX, August 9-12!! We had a fabulous week and CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM DENVER FOR A WELL-EARNED VICTORY! AND CONGRATS TO ANIS FOR HIS WIN AS INDY, THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! BIG PROPS TO LOGIC OF ANN ARBOR, MI FOR WINNING THE NPS HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU, MAKING HIM THE FIRST POET TO WIN THIS EVENT AT BOTH iWPS AND NPS IN THE SAME YEAR! AND -- WE'RE REALLY EXCITED THAT YOUR NDU BAMASLAM POET, J.T. BULLOCK, PLACED 19TH IN THE NATION! For details, see POETRYSLAM.COM, the official website of PSI!


THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM KICKS OFF THE SEASON ON FRIDAY, SEP. 8 @ ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS IN MONTEVALLO, AL! WOO HOO! CHECK OUT POETRYSLAM.NET FOR MORE INFO!


We'll be doing poetry at DRAGONCON this weekend! Wish you were there!! Wild times! See DRAGONCON.COM for details! And if you happen to be in Little Rock, Arkansas the weekend of Aug. 5-6, look for a Poetry in the Park event that Mo Man is hosting! Some of the BAMASLAM crew will be there!


WE SURVIVED THE 2006 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM! OMG, WHAT AN AMAZING WEEKEND! IT ONLY WORKED BECAUSE EVERYONE PULLED TOGETHER LIKE FAMILY TO KEEP IT GOING! THANK YOU TO ALL MY SOUTHERN FRIED POETS - WE LOVE YOU!

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM COLUMBIA FOR A WELL DESERVED WIN, AND TO CUBAN, OUR WONDERFUL NEW INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION. FOR FINAL STANDINGS, VISIT POETRYSLAM.NET OR ALABAMAPOETRY.COM! SOUTHERN FRIED HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU CHAMP, BRIAN PATILLO OF ATLANTA, JAVA MONKEY


NEW DAWN UNLIMITED HAS JUST INCORPORATED AND IS GOING NONPROFIT! ALSO, WE'VE GOT SEVERAL NEW BOOKS OUT THIS MONTH! Check the chapbooks area for exciting new titles by RYAN G. VANCLEAVE, BARRY S. MARKS, AND BEAU BOUDREAUX as well as ANNUAL THEME ANTHOLOGIES, "PLACES IN ME" AND "HAIKU!"


The 14th Annual Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam will happen in Birmingham, AL, June 8-10, all around the 5-Points area. The venues include The High Note Lounge, The 22nd Street Jazz Cafe, The Rock-N-Horse, and The Mellow Mushroom for the main events, and, also Sakura for the Haiku event!

At this 3-day festival, there will be open mics, readings, and workshops free and open to participation from the local public. Perhaps you might read at The Women's or Men's Open Mic, or come see the Head-To-Head Haiku event, which is always a favorite! Heat things up at the late night Erotic Open Mic, and show your support at the Pride Open Mic.

AND, COME OUT TO WATCH, or even to be a judge for, one of the three rounds of POETRY SLAM competition. There will be preliminary bouts on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday afternoon, culminating in the SATURDAY NIGHT FINALS at the historic CARVER THEATER, where a poetry team and and an individual poet will be named champions for our region! Poets and teams of poets from cities all over the Southeast and beyond will be trying to win the prize!

FULL SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE @ The Official SF2006 in B'ham Website!

PLEASE COME OUT TO EXPERIENCE THIS AMAZING EVENT WHICH WE ARE HONORED TO BE HOSTING AND THRILLED TO PRESENT TO THE BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY! DON'T MISS IT! THE 2006 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM -- SPONSORED BY NEW DAWN UNLIMITED, INC.

THE POETS AND TEAMS ARE GETTING REGISTERED!! CHECK The Official SF2006 in B'ham Website! TO SEE WHO'S GONNA COME PLAY!


We had a WONDERFUL time at LEAF again, May 12-14! Congratulations to Chris August for an inspiring win, and to Gail Danley and Black Falcon for making him fight for it! All the poets were amazing and it was especially cool to welcome so many new faces into the Slam Family!


IF YOU MISSED THE M'VALLO SLAM WITH SPECIAL FEATURE, MEKKAH, YOU MISSED THE BOMB, FOLKS!! 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and member of the 2006 Regional Champion and 2nd Place National Champion Team, MEKKAH SHOOK MONTEVALLO LIKE A SPOKEN WORD EARTHQUAKE! OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO HER FOR MAKING THE TRIP HERE FOR US!

COME OUT TO THE NEXT LOCAL BAMASLAM POETRY SLAMS -- B'HAM ON THURS., APRIL 13 at the HIGHNOTE LOUNGE at 414 Richard Arrington, and M'VALLO ON FRI., APRIL 14 at ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS at 1032 Main St. Montevallo. SEE POETRYSLAM.NET FOR DETAILS!



THE WOMEN ROCKED THE MIC ON MARCH 5TH IN GREENVILLE, SC AT THE SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN COMPETITION! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE COMPETITORS FOR SPEAKING OUT WITH STYLE! SEE WitsEndPoetry.com FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!



URBAN ECHOES was a hot spot this month with their 1st and 3rd Tuesday open mic! On Feb. 7, one of our local favorites, YOGI, put on a spectacular feature, and on Feb. 21, the fabulous QUEEN SHEBA lit the crowd on fire! Don't forget about Lyric Lounge on the 4th Thursday, and OnStage at the Carver on the 3rd Sunday of each month! For these and other Alabama Poetry events, see AlabamaPoetry.com or our "Events" button to access a calendar and details!



It was a SPECTACULAR iWPS in Charlotte, NC! CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE McGHEE, THE NEW CHAMPION! For complete finals night standings, see PoetrySlam.net!



SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO BAMASLAM POET, LORI LASSETER HAMILTON FOR COMING IN 2ND PLACE IN THE "RESPECT THE MIC" SUPER SLAM AT THE ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! LORI, YOU ROCK!



BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRIDAY FEB. 17, 2006 AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS!

IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR SPECIAL FEATURES, PAULIE FROM DENVER, AND ALEX FROM WORCESTER, AT THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM ON FRI. JAN 13. AT ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS ON MAIN STREET IN MONTEVALLO. WOW, WHAT A PACKED NIGHT FOR THE 2006 TEAM SELECTION. OH, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM MEMBERS WHO WILL BE:

M.A. (aka. Down Low Brown)
GLENWOOD
CEDRINA
STEPHEN COLLINS
JERRI HARDESTY

(M.A. IS THE VENUE CHAMPION AND REPRESENTED BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO AT iWPS ON FEB. 2-4 IN CHARLOTTE, NC! WOO HOO AND GREAT JOB!)

For details about slams, and for ongoing info on The SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM 2006, see PoetrySlam.net or AlabamaPoetry.com and watch this site for details!

The Montevallo Slam was great fun, as always, Friday, Dec. 2 at Eclipse Coffee and Books on Main Street in Montevallo! Congratulations to Jasmine for her win!



WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME AT THE RETURN OF THE BAMASLAM BURNING MIC POETRY SLAM TO BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY, NOV. 10 at the HIGH NOTE on RICHARD ARRINGTON (should be 21st St)! IT WAS A WILD NIGHT OF POETRY WITH SPECIAL VISITORS DOWN FROM HUNTSVILLE! CONGRATS TO MS. BROWN ON WINNING THE SLAM! NEXT B'HAM SLAM ON DEC. 8, 2005! AND THEN, THE BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO SLAM ON FRIDAY, NOV. 11 SHOOK LITTLE OL' VALLO LATE INTO THE NIGHT WITH A FIERY SLAM AND FRIENDS DOWN FROM B'HAM! WE WRAPPED UP WITH A SMOKIN' DRUM CIRCLE! See POETRYSLAM.NET OR ALABAMAPOETRY.COM for additional information and other events.




NEW DAWN UNLIMITED HAS RETURNED TO BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER FLOOD DELAYS! AND we would like to begin by announcing the winners of the last THREE Annual Chapbook Competitions!

The winner of the 12/31/2002 Annual Chapbook Competition is BEAU BOUDREAUX of Birmingham, AL with his chapbook, "SIGNIFICANT OTHER." Congratulations to Beau, and look for his chapbook in the near future!

The winner of the 12/31/2003 Annual Chapbook Competition is a TIE! The winners, in alphabetical order are DEIDRA SUWANEE DEES of Atmore, AL with her chapbook, "INDIAN ICE: NATIVE AMERICAN DECOLONIZING VERSES," and also LORI LASSETER of Birmingham, AL with her chapbook, "LIVE, FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM." Congratulations to both poets and we will be publishing BOTH these books as soon as possible!

The winner of the 12/31/2004 Annual Chapbook Competition is SARAH FECHTER of Birmingham, AL with her chapbook, "A CUP OF HOPE AND A BAG OF LOVE: POEMS FROM THE MISSION HOUSE." Congratulation to Mrs. Fechter and we look forward to publishing her chapbook soon!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THE DECISION PROCESS WAS PAINFULLY DIFFICULT, BUT WE FEEL YOU WILL AGREE THAT THESE WINNERS OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUELY SPECIAL, AESTHETICALLY EXCELLENT, AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT.



It was a HOT NIGHT at the MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM on FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2005, with SPECIAL FEATURE, MOJO MAMA (LAURA SECORD), oh my oh my, what a sultry southern night, despite cold temperatures outside!

AND NOW GET INFO ON SOUTHERN FRIED 2006 IN BIRMINGHAM AT PoetrySlam.net



It was a great Lake Eden Arts Festival, as always! Congratulations to SONIA RENEE for a fabulous win, with Ed Mabrey less than a point behind! What a fantastic group of poets, and a wonderful show! Thanks for all the fun to Nave and the gang! See TheLEAF.com for info on the next big $1000 LEAF Slam!


WOW WOW WOW! -- PAUL D, THE 2005 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION put on a FABULOUS show at the BamaSlam Montevallo Poetry Slam, Friday, Sept. 9 @ ECLIPSE COFFEE AND BOOKS on Main Street, Montevallo, AL.

WHAT A GREAT NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM! IT WAS A FABULOUS WEEK OF POETRY, AUGUST 10-13! CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM ALBUQUERQUE FOR THE WIN WITH SOME TRULY BEAUTIFUL POETRY! HUGE PROPS TO TEAM CHAROTTE, NC FOR THE 2ND PLACE (SOUTHERN FRIED!!) AND TO FORT WORTH AND HOLLYWOOD FOR THE 3RD PLACE TIE. CONGRATS ALSO TO THE INDIVIDUAL WINNERS, YES, THERE WAS A TIE. JEANINE LIVINGSTON AND ANIS WILL SHARE THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL INDIDUAL TITLE! SEE POETRYSLAM.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION!


NEW DAWN UNLIMITED HAS LAUNCHED A NEW DIVISION: PANDEMONIUM PRODUCTIONS! WE WILL BE PRODUCING CD's, DVD's, AND VIDEOS BY VARIOUS POETS! WEBSITE TO COME!


WE JUST GOT HOME FROM CHARLOTTE, NC and THE BIGGEST EVER SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM, JUNE 9-11! THE POETRY WAS SMOKIN' AND THE HANGIN' OUT WAS JUST AS GOOD!

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM CHARLOTTE, NC FOR WINNING SF 2005, WITH TEAM MEMBERS BLUES, MAZE FOREVER, MEKKAH, QUEEN SHEBA, Q, AND COACH TERRY CREECH! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INCOMPARABLE PAUL D FOR THE SF 2005 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP! THAT'S MY BABY! SECOND PLACE WAS LIZZ STRAIGHT, THIRD PLACE WAS BIG MIKE FROM MONTECLAIR, NJ, AND ROUNDING OUT THE TOP FOUR WAS CHRIS THE IMPERIAL. TIGHT WORK, POETS!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR'S SF AND SHARED THEIR VOICES IN THE COMPETITION, AND ALSO SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZERS! Final scores are probably posted at WitsEndPoetry.Com.


The LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL puts on one of the best POETRY SLAMS in the USA, and this past weekend was no exception! An extraordinary field of poets took the stage for The Big Show, and CONGRATULATIONS TO CARLOS GOMEZ for winning his first LEAF (and $1000 cash!) in a tight competition that brought out the best in all the finalists! It was AMAZING! Be sure to come out next October to TheLEAF.com to be part of this fabulous event!


The Alabama State Poetry Society had their bi-annual awards luncheon on Saturday, April 30. Highlights included the naming of the new POET OF THE YEAR, Kathleen Thompson, and BOOK OF THE YEAR, by Bettye Cannizzo, as well as a presentation by Dr. Julie Steward. Visit AlabamaPoets.org for more information on the ASPS!


We had a hot night at THE BAMASLAM BURNING MIC POETRY SLAM on Tuesday, April 26 at The Factory on 20th St. in B'ham! Congratulations to BonTon and Kanika! Come out on May 24th for another great slam! Starts at 8 PM. See AlabamaPoetry.com or PoetrySlam.net for details.

WE WENT VISITING...yep, we followed the BRITTISH POETS down to the PENSACOLA SLAM, Saturday, April 9, to open up for their FEATURE (to a FULL HOUSE) at the TEAM SELECTION SLAM for the 2005 PENSACOLA SLAM TEAM. Congrats to the new team, including Nacirfa, Brother's Keeper, and I don't want to mis-spell the name of the third poet, but he rocked the mic! Many thanks to SOUL EVANS for his hospitality and hard work organizing this event, and we wish him success as he moves from P'COLA to NEW YORK!
SPEAKING OF THE BRITTISH POETS!...
We had a great time at the BamaSlam Montevallo Poetry Slam on Friday, April 8 at Eclipse Coffee and Books on Main Street in M'vallo with TWO SLAM CHAMPS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, Peter Hunter and David Johnson! Thanks, guys, for coming all this way for poetry and for giving us such a great show with so many laughs!


Come to the BamaSlam Birmingham Burning Mic Poetry Slam on Tuesday, March 22 at The Factory on 20th St. in B'ham! Starts at 8 PM. See AlabamaPoetry.com for details.


We had a great time at the BamaSlam Montevallo Poetry Slam on Friday, March 11 at Eclipse coffee and Books on Main Street in Montevallo, AL. with SPECIAL FEATURE *** LINDSAY STONE ***! Look for more great features in the future!


The BamaSlam Birmingham Burning Mic Poetry Slam returned to Southside at the Factory on Feb. 22, 2005! We had a great crowd, excellent poets, and major fun! We made some new converts to Slam! Congrats to Timbuk2 for the win!


SOUL EVANS was an absolutely fabulous feature at the BamaSlam Montevallo Poetry Slam on Feb. 18!! And thanks to EVERYONE for making it such a BIG and EXCITING SLAM! Congrats to Stephen Collins for winning with some real poetry!
See PoetrySlam.net and/or AlabamaPoetry.com for information on these and other Poetry Slams!


OH MY GOD, iWPS ROCKED! MEGA CONGRATS TO BUDDY WAKEFIELD, WINNER FOR THE 2ND YEAR RUNNING! WHAT AN ELECTRIC FINALS NIGHT WITH EVERYONE OUT OF THEIR SEATS AND THE POETS INSPIRING EACH OTHER TO NEW HEIGHTS OF PERFORMANCE! OH MY GOD! Big love to all the poets who participated, and special props to all who made finals (including 5 poets we claim as Southern Fried!), and to all who made a difference just by being there! Oh, and thanks for ordering up the snow for us out-of-towners, Worcester! Woo Hoo!

COME SEE or participate in The BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO POETRY SLAM Friday, Feb. 18 at Eclipse Coffee and Books! SPECIAL FEATURE * SOUL EVANS *! (usually the 2nd Friday of each month, sign up at 7PM, Slam and Open Mic around 8PM.) Sponsored by New Dawn Unlimited!
ALSO, LOOK FOR THE REBIRTH OF THE BAMASLAM BIRMINGHAM BURNING MIC POETRY SLAM ON FEBRUARY 22 AT HIGH NOTE IN B'HAM! YES, IT'S TRUE! Check out PoetrySlam.net and/or AlabamaPoetry.com.


We had a great Slam on Friday, Jan. 14 with GLENWOOD winning the night and the chance to compete at iWPS for BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO!


WE WENT VISITING AGAIN! Thanks to the students of Sue Walker from the University of South Alabama in Mobile for having us down to help them start their own POETRY SLAM! It's always so much fun to share poetry and to grow poetry slam!


We had a great Slam on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, with SPECIAL FEATURE, BILL ABBOTT! Thanks to Bill and his wife, Allison, for making the trip down for us!



WE WENT VISITING AGAIN! Thanks to the sudents at Jefferson State College for making it so much fun to share poetry!



We had a fun slam on Friday, November 12, with SPECIAL FEATURE, LIFE, of Tampa's Black on Black Rhymes! LIFE educated, entertained, and edified the crowd and helped Montevallo "Be More Conscious!" Special thanks to both LIFE and My Brother's Keeper for blessing our venue with their performances! More info at PoetrySlam.net.



We had a great time at the Lake Eden Arts Festival in October in Black Mountain, NC at the big $1000 Poetry Slam! What a fantastic show! Congratulations to our friend, SONYA RENEE, for her well-deserved victory! And also, deep appreciation for CHRIS AUGUST, always a favorite, who came in 2nd by only ONE-TENTH of a point! A razor-close finish by two incredible poets and wonderful people! Click TheLEAF.com for information on the next LEAF!



Thanks to Kuumba Nia for his work in the Birmingham poetry community and for holding the annual Poetry in the Park events, including the popular Sistah's of the Spoken Word! Thank you for inviting us to read and participate - we always enjoy it!



Just got back from DragonCon in Atlanta! We're soliciting submissions for our annual theme issue, Science Fiction/Fantasy. Wow! We love DragonCon!



We spent a week with our poetry friends in New Orleans and had the best time! There were poetry events EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK! Some days, there were 2 or 3 and we had to choose! Check out their hot scene in the Crescent City! We'll try to get some calendar and event info listed, but check out PoetrySlam.net.



Just got home from the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM in St. Louis! It was so great to see everyone! Congratulations to Team Hollywood who won the week, and to Denver, Dallas, and Berkeley who helped make finals a fantastic and amazing night of poetry, the best show in years! Congratulations to individual champion, Sonya Renee, from Baltimore/Washington. You may recognize that name from the 2004 SOUTHERN FRIED CHAMPIONSHIP Team, Hampton Roads, VA! That's right, SOUTHERN FRIED represented at Nationals! Along with the ever-spectacular team Dallas who made finals (and rocked the house with my favorite new poem!), SIX (6) Southern Fried teams made semifinals this year, including next year's SF Host city and NPS rookies, Charlotte, NC! Our first year, 1999, there were only FIVE (5) Southern teams at Nationals at all! Mad love to all you poets! Thanks to Mama Blue and all the Volunteers in St. Louis for all your hard work! Check out PoetrySlam.net or AlabamaPoetry.com for more information.



Just got back from the SOUTHERN FRIED POETRY SLAM in Miami! What a fantastic weekend of amazing poetry! Congrats to Team Virginia for the championship and their poet, 13, as the individual champion. Thanks to everyone involved - you all rock! See PoetrySlam.net for final scores and standings.



Had a great time at LEAF in May 2004! See TheLeaf.com.



WE WENT VISITING - TO THE TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY WRITERS ASSOC. (BREVARD, NC) FOR AN EARTH DAY READING! We had a fun time with friendly poets!



We also helped kick off National Poetry Month performing at SLAM AND JAM in Memphis on April 1! Thanks to IQ for bringing together this music/poetry event at the Center for Southern Folklore! Please support this unique venue/museum as they continuously support artists and the preservation of our cultural history!



WE WENT VISITING - TO JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE! FUN DAY, FUN POETRY! BR


WE WENT VISITING - TO HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL FOR POETRY WEEK! GREAT TIMES! GREAT NEW POETS!



We had a fantastic time at the 2004 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM in Greenville, SC! Congratulations to Buddy Wakefield on his win as the 1st World Champion! Mad props to Kimberly and all the gang for a wonderful, fun weekend! Thanks also to all the competing poets and volunteers for making it all so cool! See PoetrySlam.net for a more complete report!



OLDER NEWS...

IT WAS A DAMN GRAND SLAM! We just returned from the Arkansas Grand Slam for the very first time, November 14-15, 2003 in Hot Springs! We had an Incredible time! Jeni and the Poet's Loft crew offered amazing hospitality to all the poets. Congratulations to Clayton Scott for a hard-fought win in this razor-close competition! All the poets were fantastic, the venue was superb, and I already mentioned the lovely temptress, Jeni, and all the Poet's Loft supporters, but they deserve mentioning yet again! See thepoetsloft.com for more information



We had a great time at the Lake Eden Arts Festival Oct 17-19, 2003, in Black Mountain, NC! See TheLeaf.com for the Spring 2004 LEAF.



WE'RE HOME FROM THE 2003 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHICAGO! POETRY ROCKS! CONGRATS TO TEAM L.A., THE NEW CHAMPIONS, AND THANKS TO ALL THE OTHER TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT COMPETED. We (NDU and Team Montevallo) were honored to host dozens of poets in our hotel room, playing Poetry Tag 'til 8 A.M.! Great friends, great times! Check out AlabamaPoetry.com.



WE JUST RETURNED FROM THE 2003 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN NEW ORLEANS JUNE 19-21 with TEAM MONTEVALLO! WHAT A GREAT TIME! CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS, TEAM BATON ROUGE, AND THANKS TO ASALI AND THE N.O. GANG FOR HOSTING A GREAT SHOW.



We just returned from the LEAF where we saw one of the best poetry slams ever! Congratulations to Nick Fox, who won with one of the most incredible love poems ever uttered causing spontaneous multiple orgasms throughout the house and a din of oohs and ahs. Nick and poet Lucy Anderton (the object of said poem) celebrated into the night while we all headed for the incredible LEAF Drum Circle to dance around the bonfire!



We've been having a great time hosting touring poets at the Montevallo Poetry Slam. Special thanks to Kate Makkai of Denver, Blair, Scott, Dale, and Ella, of the National Champion Detroit Slam Team, and Soul Evans for making the trip for New Dawn and the Montevallo Slam!



The BAMASLAM First Annual Grand Slam sponsored by New Dawn Unlimited took place on Nov. 8-9, 2002, and the results are in! The winner was Da Wanderer(aka Terry Creech)from Charlotte, North Carolina. Details on PoetrySlam.Net



Look for NDU's publication of Da Wanderer's chapbook in early 2005.



For Poetry Slam info and info on our Montevallo Slam Team, check out PoetrySlam.Net



EVENTS ARCHIVE


THIS AREA STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- REVISIONS AND UPDATES PENDING.



2017 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DENVER, CO, AUG. 8-12.
TEAM: SAN DIEGO
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: GLORI B. OF AUSTIN
GROUP PIECE FINALS: DADA SLAM



2017 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN LOUISVILLE, KY, JUNE 6-10.
TEAM: SLAMMAGEDDON OF BALTIMORE
INDIE: ED MABREY
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: MISS HAZE
SLAMMASTERS SLAM: EBONY PAYNE
NERD SLAM: SLANGSTON HUGHES



2017 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 13.
INDIE: ED MABREY



2017 WOWPS IN DALLAS, TX ON MARCH 15-18.
INDIES: EBONY STEWART AND OOMPA WILL



2016 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCTOBER 22.
INDIE: ED MABREY



2016 IWPS IN FLAGSTAFF, AZ, OCTOBER 13-15.
INDIE: ED MABREY



2016 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DECATUR, GA, AUGUST 2-6.
TEAM: SLAMAGEDDON (BALTIMORE)
GROUP PIECE CHAMPIONS: ALBUQUERQUE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: GLORI B FROM AUSTIN NEOSOUL
NERD SLAM: BLACK PHOENIX



2016 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN GREENSBORO, NC, JUNE 6-11.
TEAM: TEAM SNO
INDIE: ED MABREY
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BLACK PHOENIX
SLAMMASTERS SLAM: LANCE G. NEWMAN



2016 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY
INDIE: ED MABREY



2016 WOWPS IN BROOKLYN, NY, MARCH
INDIE(S): EMI MAHMOUD AND IMANI CEZANNE



2015 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC OCTOBER,
INDIE: ED MABREY



2015 IWPS IN WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 8-10.
INDIE: EMI MAHMOUD HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2015 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN PHOENIX, AZ, AUGUST 11-15.
TEAM: HOUSE SLAM (BOSTON) HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2015 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN LITTLE ROCK, AR, JUNE 3-6.
TEAM: AUSTIN B-SIDES
INDIE: ED MABREY OF SLAM CHARLOTTE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BLACK PHOENIX



2015 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY
INDIE: ED MABREY



2015 WOWPS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM ON MARCH 18-21.
INDIE: JANAE JOHNSON
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2014 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCTOBER 18.
INDIE: THERESA DAVIS OF ATL



2014 IWPS IN PHOENIX, AZ, OCTOBER 9-11.
INDIE: PORSHA RASHIDAAT J. OLAYIWOLA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2014 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN OAKLAND, CA, AUGUST 5-9.
TEAM: DC/BALTIMORE BELTWAY SLAM
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: YOSHYHWH BEN YISRAEL (aka Stephen Sargent)



2014 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN GREENVILLE, SC ON JUNE 4-8.
TEAM: BULL CITY DURHAM
INDIE: JAY LUVVE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: B STRONG
SLAM MASTERS SLAM: EURYDICE OF PIEDMONT SLAM



2014 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 10.
INDIE: THERESA DAVIS OF ATL



2014 WOWPS IN AUSTIN, TX ON MARCH 20-22.
INDIE: DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA



2013 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 19.
INDIE: TIE BETWEEN ED MABREY OF CHARLOTTE AND MS. HAZE OF ATL



2013 IWPS IN SPOKANE, WA ON OCT. 3-5.
INDIE: TIE BETWEEN ED MABREY OF CHARLOTTE AND XERO SKIDMORE OF BATON ROUGE



2013 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BOSTON, MASS ON AUG 13-17.
TEAM: TEAM SNO (SLAM NEW ORLEANS)
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: GLORY B FROM AUSTIN
GROUP PIECE: TIE BETWEEN AUSTIN NEO SOUL AND INTANGIBLE SLAM



2013 NUPIC: DOMINIQUE ASHAHEED



2013 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN NEW ORLEANS, LA ON JUNE 5-8
TEAM: TIE BETWEEN TEAM TREAT YO SELF FROM DC, AND TEAM 215TH FROM PHILADELPHIA, PA
INDIE: AMIR SAFI FROM AUSTIN
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: GOOD GHOST BILL FROM AUSTIN?



2013 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 11.
INDIE: GYPSEE YO OF ATL



2013 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN ON MARCH 6-9.
INDIE: DENICE FROHMAN
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: ELIZAG



2012 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 20.
INDIE: GYPSEE YO OF ATL



2012 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN FAYETTEVILLE, AR ON OCT. 3-6.
INDIE: ED MABREY OF SLAM CHARLOTTE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: SETH WHITE OF MOPOETRY



2012 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON AUG 7-11.
TEAM: SLAM NEW ORLEANS
GROUP PIECE FINALS: AUSTIN NEO SOUL
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JACOB DODSON OF AUSTIN NEO SOUL



2012 NUPIC: MARTY MCCONNELL



2012 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN TAMPA, FL ON JUNE 6-10.
TEAM: TEAM DUVAL OF JACKSONVILLE
INDIE: LADY TESS OF MOBILE, AL
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: B STRONG



2012 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC MAY 12.
INDIE: CARLOS ROBSON



2012 1ST ANNUAL "A PLACE OF CIVILITY" POETRY SLAM ON APR. 11 IN TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TUSCALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY.
"ADULT LANGUAGE AND THEMES" SLAM CHAMPION: WILL GILLETTE OF TUSCALOOSA, AL
"PG-13 LANGUAGE AND THEMES" SLAM CHAMPION: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2012 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN DENVER, CO, MAR. 8-10
INDIE: DOMINIQUE ASHAHEED
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2011 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, NOV. 4-5.
INDIE: JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO FROM DALLAS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2011 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCTOBER 22.
INDIE: ED MABREY



2011 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, OCTOBER 12-15.
INDIE: CHRIS AUGUST OF DC/BALTIMORE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: KRISTA MOSCA



2011 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BOSTON, MASS, AUGUST 9-13.
TEAM: SLAM NUBA OF DENVER
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: NICOLE HOMER
GROUP PIECE SLAM: ALBUQUERQUE



2011 NUPIC: RACHEL MCKIBBENS



2011 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ATLANTA, GA, JUNE 8-11.
TEAM: JAVA MONKEY OF ATL
INDIE: "G" OF BULL CITY/DURHAM
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO
SLAMMASTERS SLAM: DASAN OF BULL CITY/ DURHAM
HIP HOP SLAM: GIDDY PEREZ OF TAMPA, FL



2011 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 14.
INDIE: CHRIS AUGUST OF DC BALTIMORE



2011 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN COLUMBUS, OH, MARCH 2011.
INDIE: THERESA DAVIS OF ART AMOK ATLANTA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2010 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM DEC. 8-11 IN CHARLOTTE, NC, DECEMBER 2010.
INDIE: RUDY FRANCISCO
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2010 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, AR, NOVEMBER 5-6.
INDIE: CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL OF KILLEEN, TX
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2010 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCTOBER 2011.
INDIE: CARLOS ROBSON



2010 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ST. PAUL, AUGUST 2010.
TEAM: ST. PAUL (SOAPBOXING)
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:
GROUP PIECE: SLAM NEW ORLEANS



2010 NUPIC: EBONY HOGAN



2010 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN KNOXVILLE, TN, JUNE 2-5.
TEAM: BULL CITY DURHAM
INDIE: BLUZ OF SLAM CHARLOTTE
SLAMMASTER SLAM: DASAN OF BULL CITY DURHAM
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2010 SLAMAZON IN BIRMNGHAM, AL ON MAY 20.
INDIE: JAHBU OURINDE OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2010 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 8.
INDIE: ANDI KAUTH OF CHICAGO FOUR STAR POETRY



2010 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN COLUMBUS, OH ON MARCH 11-13
INDIE: EBONI HOGAN
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: THERESA DAVIS OF ART AMOK, ATLANTA



2009 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, AR ON NOV. 7-8
INDIE: ROCK BABY OF DALLAS, TX
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BILLY TUGGLE OF CHICAGO



2009 FALL LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 17
INDIE: RENAISANCE OF WINSTON SALEM



2009 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN BERKELEY, CA ON OCT. 8-10.
INDIE: AMY EVERHEART OF DENVER
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: CHERYL? OF ?



2009 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL ON AUGUST 4-8.
TEAM: ST. PAUL (SOAPBOXING)
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO
GROUP PIECE: BERKELEY



2009 NUPIC: RUDY FRANCISCO



2009 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN DURHAM, NC ON JUNE 4-6.
TEAM: SLAM CHARLOTTE
INDIE: T.J. OF POETS IN THE STREETS, ARKANSAS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BIG POPPA E OF AUSTIN SLAM



2009 SPRING LEAF IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 9
INDIE: GYPSEE YO OF JAVA MONKEY, ATLANTA



2009 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN DETROIT, MI ON MARCH 19-21
INDIE: RACHEL MCKIBBONS OF NYC
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2009 SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN IN GREENVILLE, SC ON MARCH 8
INDIE: KIM B OF GREENVILLE



2008 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON DECEMBER 11-13
INDIE: JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO FROM DALLAS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: NICOLE HOMER



2008 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS ON NOVEMBER 7-8
INDIE: JOAQUIN FROM DALLAS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BIG POPPA E



2008 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 18
INDIE: NOVA-KANE OF BULL CITY - DURHAM



2008 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN MADISON, WI, AUG. 5-9
TEAM: SLAM CHARLOTTE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: CHRIS AUGUST OF DC/BALTIMORE
SLAMMASTERS SLAM: STEFAN OF CORPUS CHRISTI
GROUP PIECE: NYC-URBANA



2008 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN TALLAHASSEE, FL, JUN 5-7
TEAM: MINORITEAM
INDIE: BIG MIKE OF TEAM NEW JERU
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2008 RESPECT THE MIC POETRY SLAM AT THE ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN MONTGOMERY, AL ON MAY 17
INDIE: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2008 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 10
INDIE: BLUZ OF SLAM CHARLOTTE



2008 WOMEN OF THE WORLD POETRY SLAM IN DETROIT, MI ON MARCH 13-15.
INDIE: ANDREA GIBSON
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: DARLIN NICKI



2008 SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN IN GREENVILLE, SC ON MARCH 2.
INDIE: GYPSEE YO OF ATLANTA'S JAVA MONKEY



2007 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 20.
INDIE: TWAIN DOOLEY



2007 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOTSPRINGS, AR, OCT. 5&6
INDIE: THE ORIGINAL WOMAN
FOLLOWED BY MIKE GUINN, JOAQUIN, BLACK FALCON, AND KRYSIS
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: KRYSIS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: MIKE GUINN



2007 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN, TX, AUGUST 7-11
TEAM: SLAM CHARLOTTE
INDIE: DANNY SHERARD OF SEATTLE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: CHARLES EILICH OF BERKELEY (I WILL UPDATE SPELLING ON THIS ONE!)



2007 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN COLUMBIA, SC, JUNE 7-9
TEAM: CHARLOTTE - RESPECT THE MIC
INDIE: ALI LANGSTON OF BLACK ON BLACK RHYMES
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2007 RESPECT THE MIC POETRY SLAM AT THE ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN MONTGOMERY, AL ON MAY
INDIE: JOHN PAUL OF BIRMINGHAM



2007 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 12
INDIE: GYPSEE YO OF ATLANTA JAVA MONKEY



2007 SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN IN GREENVILLE, SC, MARCH 11
INDIE: MARIANGELA OF UPSTATE, SC



2007 INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM IN VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, FEBRUARY
INDIE: ED MABREY OF OHIO
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JACK



2006 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCT 21
INDIE: RHONDA



2006 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, AR, OCT 6-7
INDIE: 3-WAY TIE BETWEEN I.Q. OF MEMPHIS, MICHAEL GUINN OF FT. WORTH AND TWAIN OF TEXAS, FOLLOWED BY COLLIN OF DALLAS POETRY GRIND, AND JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: MIKE GUINN



2006 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN, TX, AUG 9-12
TEAM: DENVER
INDIE: ANIS MOJGANI
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: LOGIC OF ANN ARBOR, MI



2006 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM, AL ON JUNE 6-8
TEAM: COLUMBIA, SC
INDIE: CUBAN OF FLORIDA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: BRIAN PATILLO OF ATLANTA JAVA MONKEY
SLAMMASTER'S SLAM: LION'S MANE



2006 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 13
INDIE: CHRIS AUGUST



2006 SOUTHERN SLAM QUEEN IN GREENVILLE, SC ON MAR 5
INDIE: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2006 iWPS IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON FEB 2-4
INDIE: MIKE MCGHEE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: LOGIC OF ANN ARBOR, MI



2005 LEAF (FALL)IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT 15
INDIE: SONIA RENEE



2005 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM ON AUG 10-13
TEAM: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
INDIE: TIE BETWEEN ANIS MOJGANI AND JEANINE LIVINGSTON
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: MATTHEW JOHN CONNELY



2005 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHARLOTTE, NC ON JUNE 9-11
TEAM: CHARLOTTE, NC
INDIE: PAUL D OF BLACK ON BLACK RHYMES
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2005 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON MAY 14
INDIE: CARLOS ANDREAS GOMEZ OF NEW YORK



2005 iWPS IN WORCESTER, MASS. ON FEB 10-12
INDIE: BUDDY WAKEFIELD
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2004 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT 16
INDIE: SONIA RENEE



2004 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ST. LOUIS, MO ON AUG 4-7
TEAM: HOLLYWOOD
INDIE: SONYA RENEE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: ED MABREY? (I'LL CHECK THIS)



2004 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN MIAMI, FL ON JUNE 10-12
TEAM: HAMPTON ROADS, VA
INDIE: 13 OF HAMPTON ROADS, VA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: QUEEN SHEBA



2004 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 8
INDIE:



2004 iWPS IN GREENVILLE, SC, FEB 5-7
INDIE: BUDDY WAKEFIELD
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2003 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC ON OCT. 18
INDIE:



2003 ARKANSAS GRAND SLAM IN HOT SPRINGS, AR, OCT. 3-4
INDIE: CLAYTON SCOTT OF ARKANSAS



2003 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHICAGO, IL, AUG. 6-9
TEAM: LOS ANGELES
INDIE: MIKE MCGHEE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: MATTHEW CONLEY



2003 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN NEW ORLEANS, LA, JUNE 19-21
TEAM: BATON ROUGE
INDIE: LIZ STRAIGHT
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



LEAF 2003 (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 10
INDIE: NICK FOX



2002 BAMASLAM GRAND SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM, AL, NOV. 8-9
INDIE: TERRY CREECH



LEAF 2002 (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCT. 19
INDIE: ? (only one we ever missed)



2002 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AUG. 14-17
TEAM: TIE BETWEEN DETROIT AND NYC-URBANA
INDIE: SEKOU THE MISFIT
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: ED MABREY



2002 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN MEMPHIS, TN, JUNE 20-22
TEAM: BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO
INDIE: KAREN WILSON FROM NEW ORLEANS
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: NICK FOX



2002 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 25
INDIE: SEED?



2001 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCT. 20
INDIE: AYODELE OF ATLANTA?



2001 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN SEATTLE, WA ON AUG. 1-4
TEAM:DALLAS
INDIE: MAYDA DEL VALLE
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2001 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BIRMINGHAM, AL, JUNE 21-23
TEAM: DALLAS, TX
INDIE: JOHN HANCOCK OF MEMPHIS, TN
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF BAMASLAM MONTEVALLO



2001 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 26
INDIE:



2000 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCT. 14
INDIE:



2000 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN PROVIDENCE, RI, AUG. 9-12
TEAM: NYC-URBANA
INDIE: SHANE KOYCZAN
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



2000 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AMERICUS, GA, JUNE 22-24
TEAM: ATLANTA
INDIE: AYODELE OF ATLANTA, GA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU: JERRI HARDESTY OF TEAM BIRMINGHAM



2000 LEAF (SPRING) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, MAY 27
INDIE: AYODELE OF ATLANTA, GA



1999 LEAF (FALL) IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, OCT.



1999 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHICAGO, IL, AUG. 11-14
TEAM: TIE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE
INDIE: ROGER BONAIR AGARD
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU



1999 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN KNOXVILLE, TN, JUNE 24-26
TEAM: KNOXVILLE, TN
INDIE: AYODELE OF ATLANTA, GA
HEAD TO HEAD HAIKU:



1998 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN AUSTIN, TX.
TEAM: NUYORICAN
INDIE: REGGIE GIBSON




1998 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM (NEW DAWN UNLIMITED'S FIRST BIG EVENT!) IN GREENVILLE, SC, JUNE 25-27
TEAM: GREENVILLE, SC
INDIE: GLENIS REDMOND




1997 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN MIDDLETON, CT.
TEAM: NEW YORK - MOUTH ALMIGHTY
INDIE: DA BOOGIE MAN




1997 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN JOHNSON CITY, TN
TEAM: ASHVILLE, NC
INDIE: GLENIS REDMOND



1996 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN PORTLAND, OR. TEAM: PROVIDENCE
INDIE: PATRICIA JOHNSON




1996 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN KNOXVILLE, TN
TEAM: WINSTON-SALEM, NC
INDIE: TIE BETWEEN EVERT EDEN AND PAT STORM



1995 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ANN ARBOR, MI.
TEAM: ASHEVILLE
INDIE: PATRICIA SMITH




1995 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC
TEAM: ASHVILLE, NC
INDIE: DANNY SOLIS



1994 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ASHEVILLE, NC
TEAM: CLEVELAND
INDIE: GAYLE DANLEY




1994 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC
TEAM: ASHVILLE, NC
INDIE: DANNY SOLIS



1993 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
TEAM: BOSTON
INDIE: PATRICIA SMITH




1993 SOUTHERN FRIED REGIONAL POETRY SLAM IN ASHVILLE, NC
TEAM: ASHVILLE, NC
INDIE: TED POPE



1992 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN BOSTON, MA.
TEAM: BOSTON
INDIE: LISA BUSCANI




1991 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN CHICAGO, IL.
TEAM: CHICAGO - GREEN MILL
INDIE: PATRICIA SMITH




1990 NATIONAL POETRY SLAM IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
TEAM: CHICAGO - GREEN MILL
INDIE: PATRICIA SMITH



NDU STARTED DOING THIS SLAM THING WHEN WE WENT TO OUR FIRST SLAM IN OCT. 1997 IN FLORENCE, AL. LINDSAY STONE HOSTED THAT EVENT AT THE ACOUSTIC CAFE. OUR FIRST REGIONAL (SOUTHERN FRIED) WAS IN JUNE, 1998. WE WERE ONLINE WITH NPS 1998 IN AUSTIN, TX, BUT WE WERE NOT THERE IN PERSON. WE'VE BEEN SLAMMIN' EVER SINCE!






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WitsEndPoetry.com - Run by the fabulous and organized Kimberly Simms, this site is a treasury of poetry events and info!

TheLEAF.com - Click here for information about the fantastic semi-annual Lake Eden Arts Festival, including the big $1000 Poetry Slam!

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AlabamaPoets.org - Join the Alabama State Poetry Society for great networking, good times, and fun contests with cash prizes!

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WritersForum.org - The homepage of The Alabama Writer's Forum.

Dos Gatos Press - Friends of poets in Texas and beyond! See their site for the fabulous Texas Poetry Calendar!

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WinningWriters.com - a fantastic site full of LEGITIMATE poetry contests!

HSA-Haiku.org - The Haiku Society of America.

PoetCD.com - Lots of great resources for poets!

The Writing Salon - This year to be held in Black Mountain, NC, Nave's Writing Salon travels around the world offering superb location, inspiration, and instruction in writing! Attend The Writing Salon and be invigorated!

Freedom Speaks - New address for an old site. Great poetry t-shirts and other stuff!

MississippiCrow - New publishing friends of NDU! Check out this quality publication! Subscribe! Submit!

AlabamaEarthfest.org - Friends of NDU, Earthfest is a local nonprofit organization working to promote Earth Day and the whole month of April as Earth Month. (Also National Poetry Month... pretty nifty, eh?)

Thoth's Riddle! - a new magazine - Friends of NDU!

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