Friday Night Poetry Slam hosted by Jive Poetic

Friday Night Poetry Slam hosted by Jive Poetic

Isa Borgeson

Fri. November 10, 2017

10:00 pm

Friday Night Poetry Slam
Friday Night Poetry Slam
Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!
Isa Borgeson
Isa Borgeson
Isabella “Isa” Borgeson is a queer, multiracial Filipina American artist, international slam poet, and educator from Oakland, California who views her poetry as an artistic extension of her activism and community organizing. In 2012 she won "Best Poem" of the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), where she represented UC Berkeley's CalSLAM team for three years. Isa is a 2015 fellow for the Voices of Our Nation Art Foundation (VONA) - an international poetry workshop for writers of color at the University of Miami.

In December 2015, she was selected as one of four poets in the world to perform at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations in Paris for COP21, where she spoke to global leaders about the impact of climate change on her Philippines homeland. Her poetry is influenced by the two years she spent organizing rehabilitation projects after super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated her mother's hometown.

She has been featured on CNN, the Inquirer, Guardian, and Berkeley News, and has shared the stage with influential figures including Dr. Cornel West and US Poet Laureate Robert Haas. Her passion and commitment toward social justice issues and teaching poetry as a tool for resistance, empowerment, and healing keeps her grounded in her communities across the Pacific Ocean – a homeland from Oakland to Tanauan.
Venue Information:
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - Poetry
236 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY, 10009