Australian Poetry Slam '13
The Australian Poetry Slam returns bigger and bolder for 2013!
The search is on for Queensland’s best spoken word poet. Speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the Queensland Poetry Slam heats – electric live events where the audience is the judge!
Queensland heats kicked off in Blackall on 26 May. See program for further details.
How does slam work?
Heat contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges (selected at random at each heat) with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and stories.
Five judges are picked randomly by the MC from the audience. After each performance, judges hold up score cards using a 1- 10 scale, with 10 being the highest. Of the five scores for each poet, only the middle three scores are counted. The judges' decision is final!
Watch slam in action
Watch Jo Sri, Queensland's 2012 Australian Poetry Slam State Champion performing his winning slam at the Queensland finals.
You can watch more Slam performances here.
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