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2017 Slam Team

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Brandon Melendez, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Myles Em Taylor. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Brandon Melendez, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Myles Em Taylor. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team was selected through a seven-poem slam series completing on March 29 that was marked by a series of dramatic ties, resulting in the largest three-round Finals the venue has ever seen. The team was the venue’s twenty-seventh consecutive representative in national competition, composed of Zeke Russell, Neiel Israel, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Brandon Melendez, and Myles Em Taylor– that’s two Cantab rookies and three grizzled vets from the 2016 team.

Scheduling and Performance/strategy coaching for the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is coordinated by Simone Beaubien.