Chico Poetry Slam's 2010 Summertime Invitational Poetry Slam
"Featuring sum of the finest poets in the nation who all are top national competitors"
— Chico has never witnessed a showcase competition at this level of excellence.

Chico Poetry Slam, PoemStudios.com, and Cafe Coda present the 2nd Annual Summertime Invitational Poetry Slam on June 10, 2010 at Cafe Coda in Chico California. This state of the art spoken word poetry competition features some of the countries finest slam poets. This event is one of the nation's premiere invitational poetry slams. Organized by Tazuo Yamaguchi a nationally known poet, official filmmaker of all national poetry slam events and one of nation's top poetry slam producers. This years event will also be filmed in HD and made into a promotional digital showcase DVD.

"A three round National Style Competition"
*with a fourth round Audience Choice showcase - "the audience will pick their favorite poets to come back and do more poetry"

Last years 2009 first annual Summertime Invitational Poetry Slam filled Cafe Coda to it's fullest capacity ever and was a huge success.

The 2010 CPS Invitational Poetry Slam features these poets.

Mekkah (from Charlotte, North Carolina)
- Member of the two time national poetry slam championship team

Rudy Francisco (from San Diego, CA)
- 2009 Individual National Poetry Slam Champion

Joyce Lee (from Oakland, CA)
- 2009 Oakland Grand Slam Champion
- member of the 2009 Oakland Slam Team *finished 2nd in National Group Championships

Johnny Tornado (from Berkeley, CA, Omaha, NE)
- 2009 Berkeley Grand Slam Champion
- Member of the 2009 National Poetry Slam Group Championship team
- Member of multiple National Poetry Slam Teams
- 2009 CPS Summertime Invitational Poetry Slam Champion

Colin Gilbert (from Dallas, TX)
- 2009 Dallas, Texas Grand Slam Champion
- 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist
- Member of multiple National Poetry Slam Teams

Stephen Sargent (from Fort Worth, TX)
- 2010 Dallas, Texas Grand Slam Champion
- Member of multiple National Poetry Slam Teams

Jonathan Browne (from New Orleans, Berkeley, Greenville NC)
- 2007 Berkeley Grand Slam Champion
- 2005 Greenville, NC Grand Slam Champion
- Member of multiple National Poetry Slam Teams

Laura Yes Yes
- 2010 Women of The World 4th in the World
- member of 2008 Berkeley National Slam team semifinalists

CHICO POET Participants:

Sarah Myles Spencer
- 2009 Chico Grand Slam Champion
- winner of multiple Chico Poetry Slams

Matthew Stratton
- winner of multiple Chico Poetry Slams

Himp-C
- Local Hip Hop Artist
- Frequent competitor at the Chico Poetry Slam

Katya Manges
- participated in 2009 Invitational - placed 6th
- winner of multiple Chico Poetry Slams

Sara Rose
- winner of multiple Chico Poetry Slams
Location: Cafe Coda, Chico CA