2013 into the 2014 Poetry Slam Team
We get together every 2nd & 4th Friday (except for the 4th Friday in December) at In Tune Studios, on the corner of Cherokee and Augusta Ave. in the lovely Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta. the front door faces Zoo Atlanta, which is perfect since we love elephants (and monkeys from java !
We are an all artist open mic, so we invite musicians, actors, comedians to join us.
We typically have a feature and a slam. Winners of slams slam off to become a team for the National Poetry Slam or to represent Art Amok (and themselves!) at the Individual World Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
We do have a cover of $5 to help raise money for the team & to support our venue.
To check out the history of Art Amok Slam Team & a poetry slam FAQ, check out the “About Us” tab.
The National Poetry Slam 2014 will be in OAKLAND, CA., so it’s never too early to have poetry parties!
What will the 2014 Team be like?
Here are some of the fun things we did last season on our way to Boston NPS 2013:
Catch the Art Amok! Slam Team twice this weekend!
B.Y.O.B.B. (Bring Your Own Blanket and Bottle)
Saturday, July 20
Art House (414 Oakdale Rd, Atlanta)
You know how you sometimes take the blanket out and possibly a nice bottle of wine and you stretch out under the sky, enjoying a concert or just the feel of summer? Art Amok! is teaming up with the Java Monkey Poetry Team to bring you a summer night just like that. Your blanket and $5 gets you in and feel free to bring your own libations or share ours for a donation. Art House opens at 7:45 and poems at 8pm. Hosted by the one and only Theresa Davis.
Java Monkey Speaks
Sunday, July 21
Java Monkey (425 Church St., Decatur)
The whole Art Amok! Slam team will feature at the weekly Java Monkey Speaks Open Mic. We’ll be showcasing our newest individual and group poems, and giving you a taste of what the National Poetry Slam is like. Grab a beer, coffee, mint lemonade, or piece of pie and enjoy the show. Get there at 7:30pm if you want to read on the open mic.
The Art Amok! Poetry Slam Team was founded in 2006, one of Atlanta’s two poetry slam venues.We also host an Open Mic and Poetry Slam on the second and fourth Friday of every month at In Tune Music Studio. Check out the calendar to see when the next one is happening.
Art Amok! is a consciously populist, socially-engaged artistic organization. We embrace opportunities for multimedia collaboration and experimental art that pulls a steamboat through the heart. One of our goals is to put Atlanta poets on the map as a place of national poetic and experiential consciousness. We believe the artistic community is a place for social critique, constructive dialogue, mutual encouragement, challenging preconceptions, and bringing ourselves back to life. We strive to provide this space at our events.