WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP POETRY BOUTS

 

Sherman Alexie wins World Heavyweight Championship

Sherman Alexie wins World Heavyweight Championship

The “Main Event” of the Taos Poetry Circus. Ten rounds of poetry in a boxing ring, with referee, bell, judges and ring person. Championship Poetry Bouts are scored on the Illinois Ten Point Must System.

 Here, you can purchase DVDs. Note: We are in the process of converting all our videos to MP4 format, which will be available in the future!

1 •  FIRST TAOS POETRY CIRCUS – Gregory CORSO vs. Terry JACOBUS,
plus Allen GINSBERG and Peter ORLOVSKY 

(Excerpts) 1982

WBV-A  $29

 2 •  Lewis MacADAMS vs. Joanne KYGER
(Temporarily unavailable)

(Excerpts) 1985

WBV-B  $15

 3 •  Lewis MacADAMS vs. Andrei CODRESÇU

1986

WBV-C  $29

 4 •  Andrei CODRESÇU vs. Victor HERNÁNDEZ CRUZ

1987

WBV-D  $29

 5 •  Victor HERNÁNDEZ CRUZ vs. Deborah SALAZAR

1988

WBV-E  $29

 6 •  Anne WALDMAN vs. Ed SANDERS

1990

WBV-F  $29

 7 •  Anne WALDMAN vs. Ntozake SHANGE

1991

WBV-001  $29

 8 •  Ntozake SHANGE vs. Simon ORTIZ

1993

WBV-002  $29

 9 •  Simon ORTIZ vs. Quincy TROUPE

1994

WBV-003  $29

10 •  Quincy TROUPE vs. Bobbie Louise HAWKINS

1995

WBV-004  $29

11 •  Quincy TROUPE vs. Jimmy Santiago BACA

1996

WBV-005  $29

12 •  Jimmy Santiago BACA vs. Patricia SMITH

1997

WBV-006  $29

13 •  Jimmy Santiago BACA vs. Sherman ALEXIE

1998

WBV-007  $29

14 •  Sherman ALEXIE vs. Wanda COLEMAN

1999

WBV-008  $29

15 •  Sherman ALEXIE vs. Bob HOLMAN 

2000

WBV-009  $29

16 •  Sherman ALEXIE vs. Saul WILLIAMS 

2001

WBV-010  $29

17 •  Saul WILLIAMS vs. Pat PAYNE 

2002

WBV-011  $29

18 •  Pat PAYNE vs. Willie PERDOMO

2003

WBV-012  $29

After the 2001 Bout, the only four-time World Heavyweight Poetry Champ,
Sherman “The Shermanator” Alexie, hung up his gloves and retired from the ring.