We had another excellent event on Friday night. Our thanks to our feature Sean Patrick Mulroy! We’re a little backed up on score reporting, so here are the results from our last two slams. Many congratulations to all of the competitors. Both nights.
Additionally, Theresa Davis, Gabe Moses, and Karen G. have each received one point for hosting.
And then, there were socks. The sock puppet slam was full of warm fuzzies (literally). Everyone from Katy Perry to Batman to Malika (of the Art Amok! slam team) were represented in sock form at the slam. We also had special guests from the Fountain City Youth Poetry Team in Columbus.
In case you missed it, or need to relive it, you can check out Malika’s poem:
You can also check out Quez’s two-puppet poem:
There will be more videos of the Sock Puppet Slam available soon. We’ll be posting them on our Facebook page as they become available. Catch us on July 27 at 8:00pm for the Box Of Doom Slam.
At our first-ever Iron Poet Slam, there was dancing, blindfolds, and of course–whipped cream. Poets wrote their first round poems on subjects submitted by the audience, including “first kiss,” “immigration,” “why ID me,” and “new born farm animals.” Check out these pictures from the night.
Gabe Moses (left), the eventual winner of the Iron Poet Slam, does an interpretive dance to a poem by Tristian (right) in the second round of the slam.
Malika, the runner up, performs her final poem standing in a bucket of whipped cream, with a mound of whipped cream in her right hand. Fittingly, the poem was about overeating.
Thanks to everyone who came out, including the Atlanta WordWorks Youth Poetry Slam, who gave us a great feature! You can find more of them here. You can also hear more of their amazing poems at the Alliance Theater on July 7.
Our next slam, on July 13, will include an open mic and our first-ever Sock Puppet Slam! Don’t have time to make a sock puppet? We’ll have materials on site so you can create your own sock puppet, for a donation. See you there!