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Spoken Word Poets Slam “These Days” with Talent

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Tom Fudge: Are you ready for some poetry?  Well get ready, because it is my pleasure to present the great These Days poetry slam.  For the next 20 minutes you're going to hear some of San Diego's verse-makers reach for poetic nirvana.  So without further, I give you our slam master, Cecil Hayduke, the director of Voz Alta.

Voz Alta continues to host their San Diego slam poetry competition every second and fourth Monday at Voz Alta on Broadway in downtown San Diego.

The documentary “Poetry Lives” will air this Sunday night at 10:30 p.m.

The Full Moon Poets Winter Poetry Slam will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at La Polama Theater in Encinitas.



  • Cecil Hayduke , director of Voz Alta and a master of ceremonies at slam poetry competitions here in San Diego
  • Rudy Francisco (pictured), spoken word artist
  • Sunflower “Sun” Dubois , spoken word artist                
  • Ant Black , spoken word artist
  • Mark Freeman , professor in Film and television at San Diego State University. He's just completed a documentary called “Poetry Lives,” which looks at San Diego's spoken word poetry scene

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