A poetry-slam tour, in which touring poets will perform with a St. Louis gang of four selected through a previous series of slam competitions, is coming to town this Friday. If you cherish poetry but have mixed feelings about seeing it slammed onstage as a competitive spectator sport, then you should know that the St. Louis team captain, Zaire Imani (a.k.a. Mama Blue), who will lead her troupe to the National Poetry Slam in Providence, R.I., next month,... More >>>