ONE MIC OPEN POETRY SLAM AND AFTER SCHOOL POETRY FELLOWSHIP
Meet Cleveland's 2018 Youth Poetry Slam Team!
Eighteen year old Cleveland School of the Arts graduate Mary Barrett emerged as Northeast Ohio's Grand Slam champion, while Cleveland State University freshman Raja Belle Freeman returned to the team as this year's second place finisher. Also returning to the slam team for a second consecutive year is Nick Vitello. Rounding the team out are three newcomers to the youth poetry slam team. Tiana Wilson and Juliette Walkuski competed during last year's Final Stage, but both barely missed being on the team in 2017, and Grace Yoo, a junior attending Mayfield Heights High School makes the slam team on her first attempt. The combination of seasoned youth slammers and newcomers to the youth poetry slam circuit promises to make the 2018 youth poetry slam team one of the strongest in recent memory.
Nick Vitello, Second Runner-Up
Tiana Wilson, Fourth Runner-Up
Raja Freeman, First Runner-Up
Grace Yoo, Third Runner-Up
Juliette Walkuski, Fifth Runner-Up