September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

Slam History

2015

  • Jessica Helen Lopez, headliner and celebrity judge, of Albuquerque, NM
  • Lisa Marie of Covington, KY, winner of Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize
  • Christina Boyd of Durham, NC, runner up
  • Downtown Arts Center, now operated by City of Lexington

2014

  • Ellen Hagan, headliner and celebrity judge, a Kentuckian now living in NYC
  • Franny Choi of Providence, RI, winner of Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize
  • Teresa Davis, runner up
  • Carrick Theatre, Translyvania University

 
2013

  • Sonya Renee Taylor of Oakland, CA, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Eris Dyson of Cleveland, OH, winner of Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize
  • Chauncey Beaty of Greenville, SC, runner up
  • Carrick Theatre, Translyvania University

2012

  • Tara Betts, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Whitney Greenaway, winner of Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize
  • Rose Smith, runner up
  • Carrick Theatre, Transylvania University

2011

  • Krista Franklin, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Mahogany Browne, winner of first Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize
  • Ciara Miller, runner up
  • Downtown Arts Center, LexArts

2010

  • Patricia Smith, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Lauren Zuniga, winner
  • Laura Yes Yes, runner up
  • Downtown Arts Center, LexArts

2009

  • Rachel McKibbens, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Radhiyah Ayobami, winner
  • Victorian Square, downtown Lexington

2008

  • Samantha Thornhill, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Shelly Davis, winner
  • Victorian Square, downtown Lexington

2007

  • Christa Bell, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Donna Ison, winner
  • Victorian Square, downtown Lexington, part of Stop the Violence

2006

  • Patricia Smith, headliner and celebrity judge
  • Mona Webb, winner
  • Victorian Square, downtown Lexington