Gabrielle Bouliane was a performance
poet, videographer (Eleventh Hour Productions, Seattle, WA, 2000-2002; Poetry
Slam, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2002-2008), a slam founder and slammaster (Nickel City
Slam, Buffalo, NY, 2005-2007), web site creator and hostess (LivePoets.com),
and a fervent advocate for performance poets and their art form.
She was diagnosed with terminal
cancer in September, 2009, yet worked continuously promoting slam poetry and
performance until shortly before her death in Austin, January, 2010.
Gabrielle sought to create a video
archive for slam poetry in 2005. We at the Performance Poetry Preservation
Project are inspired by Gabrielle’s work, life and love and dedicate our
efforts to her and her memory.
hear an IndieFeed podcast of Gabrielle's final slam performance and words of
appreciation, click here.