After hard-fought slam at Shadow Lounge in Oakland California, ABQ Slams takes first place in the first preliminary against Seattle, Slam Free or Die, and Olympia.
Albuquerque is ranked 6th overall and 1st place in group piece rankings.
The team goes up against Austin, TX; Suffern, NY; and Nuyorican NY,NY on Thursday night.
You can follow the National Poetry Slam live scores at scores.poetryslam.com
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