slam groupThe Poly Slam Team is the slam poetry ensemble that won last year’s Los Angeles Classic Slam. The team competed against 16 other schools and won the finals at the Wiltern Theater last April. The group is comprised of, from left to bottom, Joe Bohlinger, A.J. Singh (in the NYU sweatshirt), Alyssa Paul, and on bottom, Pate Sanders. Poly Slam will be performing a group poem about the four separate lobes of the brain. All members are seniors at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena, CA. Alyssa will be studying film studies and drama at Columbia University next year and Pate will be at Wesleyan University. Joe and A.J. have not decided yet. All four have been part of the Poly slam team for the past 3 years. They will be participating in the Classic Slam again this coming March, as well as in Poly’s slam competition on Feb. 22nd at the Garland Theater.

Performing a separate poem, will be Curtis Toyota.Curtis_Toyota Curtis, now a senior at Poly, joined the Slam Poetry group as a junior in 2011.