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memphis poetry slam
« on: June 10, 2013, 01:18:31 PM »
Anyone have any info: links, days, websites- for a Memphis or Arkansas slam??

Thanks.

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Re: memphis poetry slam
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 06:34:00 PM »
The strongest slam in that area is probably Rocktown Slam in Little Rock.

I've featured there before and it was awesome.

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Re: memphis poetry slam
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 01:07:19 PM »
There is no consistent Memphis poetry slam. There are some open mics, one of which is run by PhatMak (https://www.facebook.com/phatmak.poet) , most of the others are listed here: http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/EventSearch?eventCategory=1150093

Arkansas has a great number and variety of slam scenes. Little Rock has Rocktown Slam (https://www.facebook.com/rocktownslam), run by Amoja MoMan Sumler, as well as a number of poetry open mics and a few other slams, though none of them are as consistent as Rocktown. Hot Springs has a poetry open mic which used to be at The Poets Loft, but now is at a bar I can't remember the name of. Here in Fayetteville, we have two slams: Ozark Poetry Slam (https://www.facebook.com/OzarkPoetrySlam) is run by Heather Polly, and happens every third Tuesday of the month; and Fayetteville Word Wars (https://www.facebook.com/FayettevilleWordWars) is run by myself, and happens the last Saturday of every month. There are also inconsistent poetry open mics in Russelville, Conway, Fort Smith, and Jonesboro, and the following colleges have poetry slams from time to time: University of Arkansas, Hendrix, UCA, UALR, Arkansas Tech.