Contestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience.
Plus our guest poet performing for the evening: Rachael Mead
A poet, writer and arts reviewer living in South Australia. She’s had an eclectic life, working as an archaeologist, environmental campaigner and seller of books both old and new. She’s published four collections of poetry: The Flaw in the Pattern (UWA Publishing 2018), The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) and the chapbooks Sliding Down the Belly of the World (Wakefield Press 2012) and The Quiet Blue World (Garron Publishing 2015). Her debut novel The Application of Pressure was released by Affirm Press in May 2020.
Please join us from 5pm, have a drink at the bar at beautiful Carrick Hill and watch the sunset. Contestants sign up on the night at 5.30. The main event gets underway at 6.
Full rules as per the Australian Poetry Slam : https://spokenwordsa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/SA-Poetry-Slam-Rules-2021.pdf