Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Maxine Beneba Clarke & the Jam Slam Teaser - Tonight!
Tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 21st) I'll be the feature poet at the regular slam event at Bella Union, in Trades Hall, Carlton. I'm really looking forward to the evening - performing myself, but more keenly, watching the poetry slam unfold. I reckon it's been a good two and a half years since I've entered a poetry slam, and the same length of time since I've attended one. Oh, anyone who's visited this blog, even irregularly, will probably know that I've had a love-whinge affair with poetry slams, but it's interesting to note that, even without realising it, I seem to have retired from the poetry slam circuit (if there is even a circuit in Australia?). You know you're not going to draw blood on the slamming floor when you don't care that you lost, or you win and still don't really care. But in any case, watching slams? Hell YEAH! I'm really looking forward to that. If you're up for a slam, or just one who likes to watch, the details of the gig are here...be back soon with a run-down of the night.