The Spoken Word scene is an eclectic mix of events, some lofty, some earthy, some indescribable, but never (well, hardly ever) dull.
This in from Lindsay: “Check out the 2009 Tucson Slam Team at the Surly Wench Pub for the official release of our new CD, This Is Some Feminist Shit! Featuring brand spankin’ new tracks by Doc Luben, Lindsay Miller, Maya Asher, Mickey Randleman, and Laura Lacanette, as well as group work the likes of which you’ve never heard before, this CD is available for $10 and comes in five delicious flavors.”
The team takes the stage at 10 pm on Saturday, July 18 at the Surly Wench Pub, 424 N 4th Ave, for this 21+ show. It’ll cost you $5. They promise to perform tracks from the CD as well as a variety of exciting surprises.
If there’s anybody out there that doesn’t know what a poetry slam is, Poetry Slam, Inc. gives this definition “. . . a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance.”
Ocotillo Poetry Slam is Tucson’s homegrown addition to the national scene and the Slam Team members are the winners of this years competition. They will represent us at the nationals.
You can usually catch a slam at Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month but I don’t know the summer schedule so better check before you go. For info on how to compete go to Ocotillo’s page at Poetry Slam.com
For more information and to get on the email list contact Lindsay at email@example.com.