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:

The 2013 Art Amok!  slam team is Stephanie Morey, Hillary Kobernick, JAWS, Shyla Hardwick, and Gabe Moses, coached by Karen G. Every August, Art Amok! competes at the National Poetry Slam, the largest poetry competition in North AmericaThis trip is expensive, and we’re fundraising all summer. Our Indiegogo fundraiser is over, but you can still donate directly to Art Amok! via Paypal. Just click the donate button. Thanks for your support!

Upcoming Events

Catch the Art Amok! Slam

What? Art Amok Open Mic & Slam
When? 2nd Friday, January 10th, 7.30pm doors
Where? In Tune Studio, Across from Zoo Atlanta on Cherokee Ave. in Grant Park
How much? *ONLY $5* because live art costs money & time to produce, including poet writing, revising & rehearsal time as well as the space to do it in.
Who? On this night, women take over!

Atlanta is fortunate to have powerhouse women who slam.January tenth, we honor the empowered women of Art Amok season 13-14 by giving the stage over to them!
We will have an abbreviated, first come, first served all-artist open mic as usual. Then we require 5 opinionated people for a very important job-to score the slam!
On this night, we will engage in four rounds of poetry; 1-2-3-4 minute poems to determine a champion who will represent Atlanta Art Amok at the World Poetry Slam this March in Austin Texas! The competition will be fierce and include such favorites and headlining poets as Stephanie Morey, Shyla Hardwick, Malika Hadley Freydberg, Theresa Davis, Erin C Poetry,Taleesha, Lizzy & Karen G.(well, okay, she is a director at WOWPS, so she can be the sac poet).
What is the Women of the World Poetry Slam? GLAD YOU ASKED (or even if you didn’t)

The 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam
is a four day poetry festival in which 72 of the best female poets in the world compete against each other in order to crown the Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. Each of the competitors at WOWPS is a slam champion at her home venue, having defeated everyone else in order to clinch a spot at WOWPS.

In addition to the competition, each day of the festival features poetry workshops, themed open mics, special nighttime events.

When: March 19 – March 22, 2014
Where: Austin, TX

General questions about attending or volunteering at the WOWPS event? Email: info@wow.poetryslam.com

More Info

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.