A new youth slam season is well underway as this is our 3rd slam for poets to collect points towards making the playoffs in March 2015.
The youth slam is open to all poets between the ages of 13-20 years of age. All poetic styles are welcome in the competition. You DO NOT have to memorize your poems to perform but it does often help.
You MUST slam AT LEAST TWICE during the regular season to qualify for playoffs and you cannot be turning 21 BEFORE September 1st of 2015.
Our show includes a poetry slam, a poetry open mic and a featured performer. This month our feature is from Portland, Oregon, Annelyse Gelman
Annelyse Gelman is a California Arts Scholar, the inaugural poet-in-residence at UCSD’s Brain Observatory, and recipient of the 2013 Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize and New Paci”c Studio’s 2013 Lavinia Winter Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection, Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone, is forthcoming (Write Bloody, April 2014).
Her recent work has appeared, or will soon, in Hobart, Nailed, Atticus Review, !e Light Ekphrastic, !e Destroyer, Rufous City Review, Former People, MARY, Australian
Book Review, !e Economy, and elsewhere. She divides her time between the United States and New Zealand. Find her at www.annelysegelman.com.
We strive to be a trans friendly venue with single use gender neutral washrooms and we acknowledge our event takes place on unceded First Nations’ Territory.
And we love to have fun. So come and join us.
Doors open: 7pm, Show starts: 8pm