Poetry Jam 2014

Congratulations to our 2014-15 winners!

Poetry Jam 2014-15 winners
Poetry Jam 2014-15 winners

1St prize winner : Svens Telemaque

2nd prize winner : Patrick Ohslund

3rd prize winner : Maxwell (Memo) Step


Thank you to everyone who participated and those who came to show their support.

See you next year!

Compete For The Chance To Win Cash Prizes! Anyone Can Sign Up

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Sunday September 21st, 2014
MAI Theatre
3680 Jeanne-Mance 7-9 p.m.
Tickets: $10

More details to come!

Compete in BTW’s Annual Poetry Jam 2014:

BTW’s annual poetry Jam summons the Queens and Kings of this vibrant and incisive art form.  Join this year’s competition – no experience necessary – for the chance to tell your own story, to win cash prizes, the status of King/Queen of BTW Poetry Jam 2014 & the opportunity to be a judge next year. The contestants will be judged on creativity, originality and delivery.


  • Each poem must be of the poet’s own construction;
  • Each poet gets 3 minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to recite one poem
  • Must have creative connection to the theme
  • The poet may not use props, costumes, or musical instruments


  • 2 points will be taken off of final score for anytime over the 10 second grace period
  • 1 point will be taken off for content not connecting to the theme


  • Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.


 Winners 2012/13

1St prize winner : Roen Higgins

2nd prize winner : Tamara Brown

3rd prize winner :Kym Dominique-Ferguson

Winners 2011/12

1St prize winner : Katherine “Katalyst” Blenkinsop

2nd prize winners (ties) : Tamara Brown & Deanna Smith

3rd prize winner : Xav Ier

Winners 2010/11

1St prize winner : Warona Setshwaelo

2nd prize winner : Deanna Smith

3rd prize winner : Xav Ier

Winners 2009/10

1st Jason Selman

2nd Roen Attasha Higgins (Blu R’va)

3rd Lydia Lockett

Winners 2008/09

1st Fabrice Koffy

2nd Jah Nice

3rd Katherine “Katalyst” Blenkinsop

Winners 2007/08

1st Odessa “Queen” Thornhill

2nd Katherine “Katalyst” Blenkinsop

3rd Roen Attasha Higgins (Blu R’va)

Winners 2006/07

1st Floblaze

2nd Jason Selman

3rd Katherine “Katalyst” Blenkinsop

Winners 2005/06

1st Roen Attasha Higgins (Blu R’va)

2nd Jason Selman

3rd Odessa “Queen” Thornhill