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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Third Annual Villanova Poetry Slam

On April 6th and 7th, Villanova Poetry Society hosted Villanova’s third annual poetry slam. The event featured Neil Hilborn, a renowned slam poet, and students from Villanova and neighboring universities. Both nights included passionate and talented participants who share a love for poetry. This event exposed students to an influential art form and gave poets the opportunity to perform their pieces in a fun and encouraging environment.

Thanks to our judges, Kamran Javadizadeh, Shauna MacDonald and Gracie Stagliano. Thanks also to our sponsors, the English department, GWS, IGR, the Honors Department, & CAT. Also, a special thanks to our advisor Lisa Sewell for her contributions.

Special congratulations to our finalists:  Victoria Cho (third place), Yolanda Jordan (second place), and Clif Porter (first place)!

VPS hopes to keep this tradition alive by creating more opportunities for slam poets to perform, so look out for us in the fall!

Clif Porter, Yolanda Jordan, Victoria Cho
VPS members with Neil Hilborn