Season 1, Episode 5 Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices
First Aired: May 3, 2009
Forty-five teams arrive in Washington, D.C., for the National Slam Poetry quarterfinals at the Atlas Performing Arts Center to compete for 10 spots in the semifinals. Highlights include the Ann Arbor squad's rally to improve their scores, and a controversial poem from San Francisco's Ericka.
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- Premiered: April 5, 2009
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A series following young poets vying for the Brave New Voices 2008 National Slam Championship through auditions in New York City, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Honolulu and Philadelphia. (more)