It wasn’t easy, due to all sort of reasons, for The River to hold the February Literary Lounge Slam this year. But with the help of my so dear colleague, Jenna, and of yours, dear readers and now also listeners, we made it. The first 2012 poetry slam is over and we can officially announce the winners. I feel very lucky that I am the one to have the double honor of this announcement, double because the winning audio belongs to Daniela Voicu, a Romanian poet, and this achievement makes me very proud because, as you know, I come from the same country as her, and the winning video is the work of none other than River Urke and Thomas Blackwolf, who are both two very dear friends of mine and who fully deserve this prize. Congratulations to the winners of both categories!