With sharp and funny observations of modern relationships and the desperation to connect behind social-media facades, Flagstaff poet Ryan Smalley, representing the Sedona Poetry Slam, won the All-Arizona Slam in Maricopa Saturday. He finished just 0.1 point ahead of Flagstaff champion Gabbi Jue, who spoke out on stereotypes with biting wit. Just 0.3 point behind Jue in third place was Maricopa champ Stacy Renee Eden and her poems on very personal experiences.
The action drew a full house to Honeycutt Coffee. It was the third year Maricopa has hosted the All-Arizona Slam.