my slam is a PSI slam since late 1999 & so lots of poets, who wanted to travel the old world, ran into my email adress. And because it became more & more poets over the years, I thought it might be a good idea, to set up a list with contact information to as much slams as possible & publish it in the net, so poets can contact, whomever they want to, on their own. But I found out that there is not much interest over here, not even in sharing some basic information about one's slam & for such a list. And this just feels stupid to me.
PSI started iWPS last year. And afterwards they knew that they should have tried to invite poets from outside North America, to make this a real i(nternational) event. First step, to get this going for the future, was the founding of the International Slam Committee (which turned out to be just me). And now Steve Marsh has too much work to do, to send me some invitation letter, I could forward to the contacts I have, so people might try in time to get some funding for traveling from Europe to Worcester, MA, in February.
I never heard of a Berlin slam with roses at the end, but in Bonn there is the "war of roses" slam, with the whole audience as jury & everybody, who likes the poem, raises the rose, she or he has gotten at the door, & then the hosts count them. And well, in the end they throw roses at the poets.
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