1st Annual Bayou City Poetry Group Slam
features 20 of the A-list poets who have touched national stages, and the team that wins gets a cash prize. “A group slam takes a lot of work, the writing and performance, because basically they are writing and performing the poems together,” explains organizer and slam show creator Savannah Blue.
7 to 10 p.m. July 13. Indigo at Midtown, 2117 Chenevert. For information, call 832-396-9547 or visit bayoucitypoetryslam.org
. $5 to $10.
Over the years Houston has become home base for poets far and wide, showcasing their talent and supporting the world of spoken-word poetry. And while local poetry slams where wordslingers go head-to-head onstage are nothing new, the battle royal, group-style slam format is taking place here for the first time. It requires verbal dexterity, timing and the bringing together of different poetry styles. The