Friday, April 07, 2006

Slam Poetry Night

This weekend is the 2nd Annual Poetry and Performance festival at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Last night I went to the opening event which was a Slam Poetry contest. About 8 slam poets did their thing and 5 members of the audience acted as judges, giving them a score from 1 to 10. After a few rounds, the scores were totaled and the poet with the highest score won the chance to perform in next year's festival for a whole evening. It was the first slam poetry event I've ever attended and it was a lot of fun. I think I will go back for the 3rd night when some of LA's finest slam poets like Shihan are expected to perform.

3 comments:

gbdarren said...

I just clicked on the link for Slam Poetry, and the link is incorrect. You are not going to believe where the link took me. Microsoft. And I'm using Firefox right now. This is the link that was wrong:

http://http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slam_poetry

gbdarren said...

I just realized that what really happened is I was sent to DoubleClick's website. The webpage I was taken to was a promo for the new Office 2007.

Ken said...

Definitely not what I intended :) I fixed the link so I don't contribute to advertising Office 2007. Thanks for catching it.