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Hear, Here! Poetry Slam
Hear Here hosts a poetry slam on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Zodiac. Join us to compete in the slam, read at the open mic, or listen. The slam always includes a featured poet.
Poetry slam is conventionally defined as the art of competitive performance poetry. Invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith (So what?), slam is a fast-paced competition where poets have a limited amount of time to impress judges randomly selected from the audience. Performers use all the tricks of storytelling, songwriting, theatre, stand-up comedy, and cold hard poetry to wheedle points out of the judges from 0.0 (terrible) to 10.0 (perfect!).
Slam is not a
$5 suggested donation at the door.
All proceeds go to support the Hear, Here! organization in creating safe space for people to listen, write, and share their poetry. We also send both youth and adult poetry teams to national competitions annually.
Contact: (719) 966-7765
230 Pueblo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903