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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS,
prepare
para puro parti...
puro poetry....

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a spoken-word shout-out

>>CERTIFIED<<

by the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM
as S.A.'s official ĦSLAM! series...

and home to the
#1 ranked slam team in Texas!

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and the
#2 ranked slam team in the nation!

2000 Team San Antonio

 

*UPCOMING SCHEDULECALL for POETS * GOALS of the SLAM *

 


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A slice of Ish- Puro ĦSLAM!'s own punk-rock prophet....

Telling it like it is!


 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

DATE SPECIAL EVENTS

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27th

 

TUESDAY MARCH 6th

 

TUESDAY MARCH 13th

SXSA

TUESDAY MARCH 20th

 


At new our venue:


SAM'S BURGER JOINT

330 E. Grayson @ Broadway

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S.A.'s puro ĦSLAM!
is proud to announce
our new resident music force:

  DJ KLASSEN
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 ĦSLAM!

 


 

WANTED:

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 SCRIMMAGE!

POETS: Here is your chance to grab an audience by the throat and apply a
poetic piledriver! At PURO ĦSLAM! 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 ĦSLAM! 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.

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GOALS OF PURO SLAM
   

     (1) 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 to
        expand the audience for poetry and make it as popular
        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 Slam we
        can qualify for will be the Providence, Rhode Island, slam
        in the year 2000.


the S.A. ĦSLAM!
***a spoken-word shout-out***


INFO:  puroslam@texas.net

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ART OF WRITING POETRY + ART OF PERFORMANCE = ĦSLAM!
* ALL POETRY TO THE PEOPLE *
ROCK STARS BE WARNED: THE POETS ARE COMING

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