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The Poetic City: "Invasive Species" by Justin Lamb

Justin Lamb by Morgan & Owens

Justin Lamb (Photo by: Morgan & Owens)

Editor's Note: NolaVie invites poets and poetry organizations to join us in celebrating the burgeoning and versatile New Orleans community of verse. In coordination with poet and organizer Sam Gordon, we will publish weekly poems, orally and written, by and about this city we love. Please contact Kelley Crawford ([email protected]) with suggestions.

This week we have Justin Lamb's poem "Invasive Species." Justin is a National Poetry Slam champion with Team Slam New Orleans. A four-time member of the nationally acclaimed Team SNO (2011-14) and a two-time Slam New Orleans Grand Champion and author of the live poetry album However It Turns Out Is Perfect and chapbook Everything Has A Place. You can stream Everything Has a Place here, and to learn more about Justin, his projects, and his poetry, you can check out his website.

(Justin Lamb performing "Nutrias." Recording by Thomas Walsh)