Neo Soul took home the prize for best group piece with "MJ," a poem that works as a sort of retrospective of Michael Jackson. The poem interweaves snippets of Jackson's biography with song lyrics and fan commentary.
Last week, a somewhat remarkable thing happened: Throughout Boston and Cambridge, people stood in lines outside venues, sometimes for more than an hour, and sometimes even in the rain, to go see poetry.
The National Poetry Slam--or so-called "Superbowl of spoken word"-- took place in Madison, Wisconsin this past week. The event featured more than 75 teams that had won their way through preliminary slams and city championships around the country to reach the final.