slam poetry


V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015
chatterabq.org

Alibi Picks

High Altitude Art

Chatter at The Acropolis

The Chatter Ensemble performs three works on the rooftop of the Acropolis Parking Structure.
V.24 No.26 | 06/25/2015
Diane Di Prima
Getty Images

arts

You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Michelle Thornton

Arts Feature

A War of the Words Hits Home

Women of the World bout it out in Burque

Two years of planning have brought an international battle of words—and a whole lot of fun—to the Duke City.
View in Alibi calendar calendar
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014

Book Review

Being Poetry, Serving Albuquerque

Time Served

Carlos Contreras’ first book of poems, Time Served, brings you the verbal pyrotechnics and heartfelt emotion that many of us have watched being born in this young man’s work. Reading it is a cause for celebration.
View in Alibi calendar calendar