Slam It, Janet
Wake up, verbs. Drink some coffee, adjectives. Put on your mascara already, nouns. Your services are required by Albuquerque’s leading poets. Prepare to rally to action on Saturday, March 29, when 10 local hopefuls compete in the 2014 ABQ Grand Slam Poetry Slam Championship. The four best will go on to represent Burque at the National Poetry Slam, held this August in Oakland, Calif. The poetic art of the public slam arrived in Albuquerque exactly two decades ago this year, and our homegrown versifiers have been doing us proud ever since with a national win in 2005 and frequent notable finishes. This year’s qualified poets lay down the gauntlet of words at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) at 7:30pm in the year’s biggest night of performance poetry. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $10-$15; visit outpostspace.org, or call 268-0044 for deets. (Lisa Barrow)
Saturday March 29, 2014
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Ten of the top performance poets in Albuquerque compete for a spot on the 2014 ABQ Poetry Slam Team.
Tonight, it’s the 2014 ABQ Grand Slam Poetry Slam Championship— an evening of slam poetry with ten of the top performance poets in Albuquerque competing for a spot on the 2014 ABQ Poetry Slam Team, which will represent the Duke City at the National Poetry Slam in August. ABQ Slam Teams have placed in the top five at two of the last three National Poetry Slams. ABQSlams has presented poetry slams in Albuquerque since 1995, showcasing some of the best performance poets in the SW, and winning the National Poetry Slam in 2005.