para puro parti...
a spoken-word shout-out
by the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM
as S.A.'s official íSLAM! series...
and home to the
#1 ranked slam team in Texas!
#2 ranked slam team in the nation!
2000 Team San Antonio
*UPCOMING SCHEDULE * CALL
for POETS * GOALS of the SLAM *
A slice of Ish- Puro íSLAM!'s own punk-rock prophet....
Telling it like it is!
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27th
TUESDAY MARCH 6th
TUESDAY MARCH 13th
TUESDAY MARCH 20th
At new our venue:
SAM'S BURGER JOINT
330 E. Grayson @ Broadway
S.A.'s puro íSLAM!
is proud to announce
our new resident music force:
prior to slam (9:30-10:30pm),
during intermissions with the open-mic freestyle forum (MCs take note!),
and during the after-party (12:30am-1am start-time, with freestyle forum too!)
spread the word: beats, rhymes, life at puro íSLAM!
formal verse, free verse, monologues, mano-a-mano sonnets,
parables, odes, ballads, schizophrenic rambling, antichrist rants, hip-hop
meditation, old-school rap, new-school foolin', romantic wordgasm, dirty
limericks, haiku, fables, twisted tales, iambic pentameter,
napkin-scribbled words of wisdom, beatbox scratch-verse, phonetic
fisticuffs, abstract-experimental lyricism, drunken-master mind-over-matter magic,
ALL STYLES AND SUBJECTS FOR SPOKEN-WORD
POETS: Here is your chance to grab an
audience by the throat and apply a
poetic piledriver! At PURO íSLAM! the audience will not be obligated
to listen, so the performer will have to make the public pay attention and
react. The winner of every weekly match gets bragging rights and a prize.
Whether you're a local lit superstar or an unknown scribe, everyone has a
chance to win. COME ONE! COME ALL!
AUDIENCE: Here is your chance to talk some
smack back to all the wack local
verse, and to shower victorious wordsmiths with verbal gravy. At
PURO íSLAM! the audience is a part of the show. COME FOR THE CULTURE -
STAY FOR THE WORD MADE FLESH!
RULES: Judges picked randomly from the
audience score poems from 0.0-10.0.
Poets should be ready with at least 3 original poems (of your own creation)
and a sense of humor. Three minutes per poem (with penalty for overtime),
no props, costumes, or musical accompaniment.
GOALS OF PURO
to enliven, diversify, and democratize San Antonio poetry
(2) to draw out
and nurture new literary talent through a fun,
weekly event devoted to performance poetry, and
expand the audience for poetry and make it as
as any spectator sport or rock 'n' roll show
(3) to establish
a sustained "regulation" slam venue that will
qualify to send a team of four S.A. poets
yearly to the
National Poetry Slam; the next National Poetry
can qualify for will be the Providence, Rhode
in the year 2000.
the S.A. íSLAM!
***a spoken-word shout-out***
ART OF WRITING POETRY + ART OF PERFORMANCE = íSLAM!
* ALL POETRY TO THE PEOPLE *
ROCK STARS BE WARNED: THE POETS ARE COMING
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