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Buddy Wakefield in K-Zoo on Tuesday!

Kalamazoo Poetry Slam

& Poets Anonymous


Buddy Wakefield


Tuesday, Feb 28th


It's been a few years since Buddy Wakefield has graced a stage in Kalamazoo; if you haven't seen this wonderful man perform, you owe it to yourself to catch this show.

There will be an open-mic before Buddy's feature for those of you who need to get the verse out.

AND you won't want to miss the official public announcement of the Kalamazoo Poetry Slam's NEW VENUE!!

Yes, I know, and I ain't tellin' yet. You'll just have to be there.

BUDDY WAKEFIELD is the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. He is also the 2004 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear. Born in Shreveport, LA, mostly raised in Baytown, TX, now claiming Seattle, WA home. In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away all he owned and moved into the small, mobile town of Honda Civic to tour every major poetry venue in America and Canada through August of 2003. He is currently landed in Seattle as the manager and co-founder of The Bullhorn Collective (an agency made up of 30 of the highest ranking Slam Poets and most accomplished performance poets in the world). Buddy successfully defended his World Championship title at the 2004 International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champs from seven European countries, and has been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, CBC, NPR and the BBC. Wakefield is also the 2003 Seattle Poetry Grand Slam Champion, the proud brother of Princess Sandy Beasley, and was voted Favorite Poet at the 2002 Midwest Poet's Choice Awards as well as Best Featured Slam Poet 2001-`03, Arizona. His work has been used to win national collegiate forensics competitions and is published internationally. Buddy, a Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart while shifting social paradigms and assaulting cross-cultural barriers through powerful accounts of release.

Papa Pete's

502 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

February 28th


$3 (18 & up, unless accompanied by parent)

For more info. contact: Tracey Smith 269-324-1672
or go to

For Kzoo Slam CD's & other cool poetry stuff check out:

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See ya at the slam.


Come see a DAMNED good poet w/ me. I work a mid-shift on Tuesday, so I'll be at work till about 6:30 and arriving at the venue at approximatly 7:30, as from GR to Kzoo it does take approximatly an hour.
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