San Diego Poetry Slam claimed victory in Semi-Final Bout #1, against Lake Effect Poetry, Slam New Orleans, Bowery Poetry Slam, and Dallas Poetry Slam.
Lake Effect sent up group pieces for the first three rounds; “Identity” scored 24.5, “Summer Time” scored 26.3, and “Inheritance” scored 25.5. For the fourth round, AKeem performed “In Response to Women Who Say Men Can’t Write About Rape” and scored 28.5.
San Diego finished with 109.5 points. 108.7 points placed New Orleans second, Bowery was third with 105.5, Lake Effect came in fourth with 104.8, and Dallas had 102.4.