@ the TANGO
TEA ROOM , 505 S. Water Street (behind Coliseum),
Fridays, sign up starts 7:30 p.m., suggested donation $3.
and quick facts about Ballabajoomba Slam. contact
TO THE POETS:
Judges have been given instructions
on how slam is the art of writing and performing poetry. But
they are NOT experts; they are our public! They came here to
listen to us (poets) and we come here to communicate
with them. Let us remember that without our audience slam
would not be possible.
Part of performing is dealing with a crowd. Our audience, as
well as other poets, sometimes might want to talk back to
us. It's up to us to incorporate their responses into our
performance, ignore them, get our feelings hurt, or just
plain talk back.
Those who choose to compete in the BALLABAJOOMBA SLAM!
- honor SLAM rules.
- respect SLAM as a peaceful place for
all-out free speech and friendly competition.
- respect this house, poets, and
audience including the judges.
It is now up to us to communicate
effectively, artfully, honestly, and with gusto. If you
cannot obey this code, please get lost in the sea where
sharks will take care of you. Even better, get a day