Elizag, the winner of the last Nitty Gritty Slam is currently involved in a Video Slam on the Poetry Slam Inc. website with her poem “I Am Troy Davis”. As of this posting, she is in first place, but only by two votes. To cast your vote, go to this link, scroll to the bottom, click on the poem and vote for Elizag!
Here is what she had to say about the competition and her choice in poem:
I’m late getting this up. Thanks for viewing and voting. I fell in love with slam poetry (winning my first ever slam helped lol). “I Am Troy Davis” is dedicated to Troy’s sister Martina, who died 12/1 (10 weeks after Troy’s execution). Her courage moved me to get involved and I hope this poem does the same for others. I think a poem should move as a positive power in the world. And I live in New York’s Mohawk River Valley and slam with Albany’s Nitty Gritty slam (in love with them all too).