Posted by Paul Devlin:
This is one of my favorite outtakes from SlamNation. Sara’s performance is powerful and the piece chokes me up every time I see it.
Sara’s Cleveland team was competing against New York in this bout. Jessica Care Moore commented in her raw interview about how the New York team (her, Saul, Beau, and muMs) were also affected by Sara’s poem. Seems like this is when they realized how talented the national slam community really was, with a mixture of admiration and intimidation. The New York team definitely beefed up their game in this second round.
In addition to being a talented slam poet, Sara is also an accomplished author and educator.