RC Greatest Hits Top 40 2012

The top ten poets to make the RC Greatest Hits Top 40 List will compete in the annual RC Greatest Hits Slam for a chance to represent RC at the NorthBeast Regional Slam(s).

The 2012 RC Greatest Hits Slam will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at Dobra Tea.

In the RC Greatest Hits Slam, poets must choose only a poem that is in the top 40 of the Greatest Hits List.  There will be only one round.  We encourage poets to use a 3 minute poem in this slam as the NorthBeast Regionals is a 3 minute slam, however, poets are free to use any poem that is currently in the top 40 list, be it 3 minute, 2 minute or 1 minute. 

The poets to finish in the top 5 of this slam will be the first picked to represent RC at the NorthBeast Regional Slam(s).  Should a poet not be able to compete in the NorthBeast we will ask in order of highest to lowest scores of the RC Greatest Hits Slam. 

This slam is intented to provide incentive for poets to compete in multiple slams throughout the RC Slam season and to inspire improved performance of individual pieces throughout the season.  This slam is also intended to highlight the greatest poems of a slam season since many will be retired from the following year’s slam season per RC Slam Tournament Rules.

Rules are subject to change.  Any changes to rules will be reflected on this page.

NOTE:  The RC Slam is still in the registration process so there is a chance we will not be registered in time for the NorthBeast Slam but we are being optimistic and being prepared.

AND the Top 40 Poems ARE:

1.  Femme by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 29.6

2. Suicide Note by Luk “No E” O’Connor – 29.3

3.  Fairy Tale Ending by Zanne Langlois – 29.1

4.  This Poem is not a Metaphor by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 29

5.  Time by Sam Mercer – 28.6

6.  Tomboy by TLove Smith – 28.4

7.  Binary by Toben Cooney-Callnan – 28.3

8.  Birthmark by Zanne Langlois – 28.2 tied with Stillborn Mother by Zanne Langlois – 28.2 tied with Thought of Losing You by Princess – 28.2

9.  Kicking Buckets by gaelle robin – 28.1 tied with Golden Gate Bridge by William James -28.1

10.  Lingerie Haiku by Zanne Langlois – 28 tied with Advice to my Brother by Luk “No E” O’Connor – 28 tied with Cookies by Zanne Langlois – 28

11.  Normal by Luk O’Connor – 27.9 tied with David by Luk O’Connor – 27.9

12.  Stephen by Sam Mercer – 27.8 tied with  Pokemon by Greg McKillop – 27.8 tied with Our Bones by William James – 27.8 tied with Breakup Haiku by Zanne Langlois – 27.8

13.  Cut It by Arwyn Sherman – 27.7

14.  Us by Princess – 27.6 tied with Walk Away by Princess – 27.6

15.  Broken into by God by Toben Cooney-Callnan – 27.5 tied with David by Luk “No E” O’Connor – 27.5 tied with Philemelo by Arwyn Sherman

16.  Desocated Womb by gaelle robin – 27.4

17.  Paradelle by Dylan Collins – 27.3 tied with Dick Dialogue by Dylan Collins – 27.3

18.  Inner Peace by Princess – 27.2

19.  Pantyhose by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 27.3

20.  Snow by Greg McKillop – 27.2 tied with 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 27.2

21.  Mother by William James – 27

22.  Poems in Bars by TLove Smith – 26.9

23.  Fivel by Greg McKillop – 26.7 tied with I Love You, Princess by Princess – 26.7

24.  Preparing for War by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 26.8 tied with How to Wake up by Zanne Langlois – 26.8 tied with August by Kayla Wheeler – 26.8 tied with How by Kayla Wheeler – 26.8

25. Cops by Greg McKillop – 26.6 tied with Roses on Granite by Nicole Alves – 26.6 tied with He has Layers by Princess = 26.6

26.  Queer Theory by Arwyn Sherman – 26.4

27.  Age by Cal – 26.3

28.  Bronx in the Rain by Nicole Alves – 26.2

29.  I am a River by TLove Smith – 26.1 tied with Drowning by Greg McKillop – 26.1

30.  This Poem is an Oliver Stone Metaphor by Sam Mercer – 25.8 tied with Confession by Zanne Langlois – 25.8

31.  Second Self by Cal – 25.7

32.  Steel Toe by Toben Cooney-Callnan – 25.6 tied with David W. by gaelle robin – 25.6 tied with  How to Seduce a Butch by Sarah Lynn Herklots – 25.6

33.  Barista by Cal – 25.5 tied with Red Dress by Kayla Wheeler – 25.5 tied with Advice for my Brother by Luk “No E” O’Connor – 25.5

NOTE:  You will notice this list only has 33 slots.  This is because there are ties.  There are over 40 poems listed.

The RC Top 10 Greatest Hits Poets of 2012 (Highest scores):

TLove dropped out of the slam

William James dropped out of the slam

1.  Sarah Lynn Herklots – 29.6

2.  Luk “No E” O’Connor – 29.3

3.  Zanne Langlois – 29.1

4.  Sam Mercer – 28.6

5. Toben Cooney-Callnan – 28.3

6. Princess – 28.2

7.  gaelle robin – 28.1

8.  Greg McKillop – 27.8

9.  Arwyn Sherman – 27.7

10.  Dylan Collins – 27.3

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Poets on Deck – These poets should still show up to the Greatest Hits Slam.  If any poets in the top 10 do not show up, the following poets will move up and be allowed to compete.

1.  Kayla Wheeler – 26.8

2.  Nicole Alves – 26.6

3.  Cal Angus – 26.3

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