First Citizens National Poetry Slam Semifinal Round 2

by Bocas Lit Fest

Sun 24th March , 2024

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Central Bank Auditorium


The First Citizens National Poetry Slam is the premier spoken word championship in the region. What started as a humble open mic competition in 2013, hosted at the University of the Southern Caribbean with a cash prize of $1000, has now transformed into a world class showcase featuring the best spoken word artists in Trinidad and Tobago.

Now in its 12th year, the Grand Slam boasts of the largest cash prize of $50,000, made possible by the unwavering support of First Citizens. It is also the closing event of the Bocas Lit Fest, (Discover more at

Semifinal Round 2 will see 15 poets face off for a chance to advance in the Grand Slam on April 28 where they will meet defending champion Kyle Hernandez!

Here's the list of performers:

  • Abdul Majeed Abdal Karim
  • Alicia Haynes
  • Celestial Marshall
  • Daniel Baptiste
  • Darion Cunningham
  • Dennis Joseph
  • Derron Sandy
  • Gabrielle Murray
  • Joel Philip
  • Kedisha Thomas
  • Keeron Isaac
  • Kevin Soyer
  • Kevin Fortune
  • Michael Logie
  • Seth Sylvester

Wildcard Performers

  • Nia Thompson
  • Renaldo Briggs