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Zero, representing Spain was the favorite of the jury and won the 1st place in the World Poetry Slam Runners-Up Championship and a ticket to Brussels to participate in the new, inclusive World Poetry Slam Championship in September 2022.

Anna Moura, representing Brazil won the 2nd place in the World Poetry Slam Runners-Up Championship and a ticket to Brussels to participate in the new, inclusive World Poetry Slam Championship in September 2022.

Michelle Houwers, representing Greece won the 3rd place in the World Poetry Slam Runners-Up Championship.

Results Finals

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Video compilation all poets

LIVE Streaming link
FINALS

FINALISTS 21 MARCH

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WORLD

2nd SEMI-FINALS RESUTLS

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WORLD

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1st SEMI-FINALS RESUTLS

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We are very excited to introduce you to the new

World Poetry Slam Runners Up Championship!

This is an innovation of the World Poetry Slam Organization starting this year and we are delighted to give a second chance to a poet who came second during the finals of their national championship and offer them to participate in the World Poetry Slam Championship in September with the national champions.

 

This event will take place online from March 19-21, 2022 and will consist of 2 semi-finals and a final on March 21, which is World Poetry Day. The 10 best from both semi-finals will pass to the Finals. The winner will be invited to participate in the World Championship in September. We invited 48 countries from around the world to participate and 27 of them replied to our invitation.

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Semi-Finals

We will have 2 semi-finals on the 19th and on the 20th of March. In each semi-final will participate 14 and 13 countries and the 10 best from both, will pass to the Finals on the 21st of March. All poets have sent a video performance of one poem. We have a 3 people jury for the semi-finals and as the poets will compete with the same poem in the Finals, we have a different 3 people jury for the Finals. All poems will be subtitled in English and all the 3 scores from our jury count.

Semi-finals 19 March

Barcelona, Spain                22:00 CET

South Africa                        23:00 SAST

Tokyo, Japan        Sunday 3/20/2022 at 06:00 JST

Mexico City, Mexico          15:00 CST

Semi-finals 20 March

Barcelona, Spain                 22:00 CET

South Africa                         23:00 SAST

Tokyo, Japan         Monday 3/21/2022 at 06:00 JST

Mexico City, Mexico           15:00 CST

Finals

The Finals will take place on the 21st of March, International Poetry Day, and the 10 best from the semi-finals will participate. We will have a live jury and many surprises at the finals! The winner will be invited to participate to the World Poetry Slam Championship in Brussels in the end of September, with all the champions.

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Barcelona, Spain                     22:00 CET

South Africa                            23:00 SAST

Tokyo, Japan          Tuesday 3/22/2022 at 06:00

JST Mexico City, Mexico      15:00 CST

Meet The POETS

 

1st GROUP

19 MARCH

2nd GROUP

20 MARCH

1 Mexico - Crystal Vance Guerra

2 Denmark - Pippaluk Kevser

3 Germany - David Friedrich

4 Brazil - Anna Moura

5 Mauritius - Lafleur Malade

6 Guatemala - Alfredo Rac Patzán

7 Portugal - carol braga

8 Canada - BiCurious George

9 Argentina - Jako Marcos

10 Uruguay - Vivianne

11 France - Bitariho

12 South Africa - Khayalethu Mguzulo

13 Cuba - La Fina

1 Belgium - Shapo

2 Greece - Michelle Houwers

3 Republic of Ghana - Blessmann

4 UK - Dee Dickens

5 Costa Rica - Ale Ara

6 New Zealand - RikTheMost

7 Colombia - Lucha

8 Slovakia - monos

9 Macedonia - Zoran Hemfri Dimoski

10 Cyprus - Manuella Mavromichalis

11 Italy - Lorenzo Maragoni

12 Spain - Zero

13 Estonia - Iina Gylden

FINALS

21 MARCH

Live streaming via our youtube channel

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OUR JURY

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Alejandro Jimenez

Alejandro Jimenez is a writer and poet originally from Colima, Mexico. He has presented his work at the National Poetry Slam (USA), various TEDx events, and has been nominated for a regional EMMY in the USA.

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Pilar Rodríguez Aranda

Pilar Rodríguez Aranda is a Mexican/US award winning video-artist. Published writer and translator. International Beat Poet Laureate. Womyn/Her~Ella/NosotrAs: feminist/pacifist/artivist. Lives in Tijuana, Borderlands, Mexico-USA.

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Youssef Alaoui

Youssef Alaoui is an Arab Latino word artist. He’s been down with slam since slam began. His family and heritage are an endless source of inspiration for his varied, dark, spiritual and carnal writings. He has an MFA in Poetics from New College of California, San Francisco. His work has been published in four books, a zillion zines, read en voz alta in NYC, CDMX, Paris, Cairo, London, SF, LA, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Check him out at www.youssefalaoui.info

 
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Fátima Saheb

Fátima Saheb is a poet and spoken word artist who considers herself above all else a citizen of the world. Born in Morocco and raised in Spain, she dreams of a world where we can live together in peace and celebrate our differences. She writes poems in English, Spanish and Catalan and deeply believes in the power of storytelling and poetry to achieve a better world.

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Amanda Eke

Amanda Eke is a Nigerian American Artist, Spoken Word Poet, Film-Maker, and Educator. She has won numerous awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and a UN (United Nations) Award for her artistry work. Her workshop series, "The Poet Speaks" is an engaging experience into the culture of Spoken Word, rhyme, and tradition, held for all ages. Amanda has performed, taught and toured as a Spoken Word Poet and Educator globally in countries like Trinidad and Tobago, Nepal, and the USA, just to name a few. Amanda is also the host of a podcast show of the same name, The Poet Speaks Podcast, that has her speaking to Spoken Word Artists  from all over the world. 

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Andrew Manyika

Andrew Manyika is a NAMA nominated Comedian; International Slam Champion; & frequent feature at top tier festivals such as Poetry Africa & HIFA.

His poetry chapbook Man of Letters is available now, as he tours his new show – The Cologniser.

OUR HOSTS

 

Makis Moulos

Makis Moulos (Greece), is a trilingual writer, poet and spoken word artist, based in Barcelona, Spain. He writes and performs in Spanish, English and Greek. He has published 5 poetry anthologies and texts of him have been included in book collaborations in Spain, Greece and the US.

Makis is the organizer and founder of:

 "poENtry slam" (Poetry Slam tournament in English) in Barcelona.

"Poetry Slam Gr" in Greece.

“Duende Sessions Festival”, an annual festival in Barcelona, which combines live music with spoken word performances.

Canuto Roldán

Canuto Roldán, is a Slammer poet and performer, artivist for the rights of sexual dissents. Host del Slamin; organizer of the Arrecife Slam (for trans, non-binary and LGBT+ slammers); poet prostitute in the Poetic Brothel.

Canuto is an Academic Coordinator in Poetry and Journey A.C.

He is also coordinator of youth workshops of the FILIJ (International Children's and

Youth Book Fair) of the Federal Ministry of Culture.