Tonight, October 8th, DG tries this poetry slam thing again!

POETRY FEATURE – You… sort of…. The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show is announcing it’s first ever OPEN POETRY SLAM. Top prize $50 for the winner. Worcester’s longest running performance poetry venue, the Poet’s Asylum has called it quits after 20 plus years of weekly readings, slams and features. The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show has agreed to house the Official Worcester Poetry Slam, for the time being so…. we thought we’d take this opportunity (and a feature calling in sick) to get acclimated to what this poetry slam thing is all about. For slamshirt-worcesterthose of you who do not know, a poetry slam is a verbal competition, in which poets have 3 minutes to recite, read, perform their own original work. No props. No costumes. No (sorry fellas) musical accompaniment. We will select 5 judges to score these poems 0-10. After dropping low and high scores, the remaining three produce a poet’s score. Judges are asked to take into account performance as well as quality of writing. We will take up to 6 competitors who will perform in two rounds (each round will take up one of our usual feature slots). Best cumulative score through 2 rounds wins $50!!!! Not too shabby for 2 poem’s work!

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