Australian Poetry Slam

Speak, Scream, Howl, Whisper

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What Australian Poetry Slam says

Imagine two minutes in the spotlight. No props. No music. Judged by the audience. Just you … and your story.

Speak, scream, howl, whisper even sing your poems, Stories, Lyrics, And Monologues in the Australian Poetry Slam – a live literary performance competition where the audience is the judge!

What Funky Monkey says

Funky Monkey

I love finding these hidden gems, these bubbling sub cultures that litter our underground, often hidden from the view of most.

With fond memories of a place like Brackets & Jam back in the 90’s, seeing this cultural resurgence is refreshing and inspiring.

Providing a platform for the orator, the storyteller, our poets and those gifted with the spoken word is something to be applauded.

Inspired by our Local Look Sydney correspondent Taylor, who wrote of the Lost Art of Storytelling?  She opened my eyes to an undercurrent of artists and performers that remind me of scenes from Dead Poets Society and that wonderful answer from Walt Whitman in O Me, O Life:

“That the powerful play goes on and that you may contribute a verse.”

Extended by Robin Williams with “What will your verse be?”

Speak, scream, howl, whisper! Visit Australian Poetry Slam and find out when there’s an event near you.

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