Published on: March 26, 2010Sign up to perform or just come to enjoy an evening of performance poetry at Lone Star College-CyFair’s Spring Poetry Slam set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the College Center.
“Come, see, hear and experience poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Month,” said Gail Marxhausen, associate professor of English. “This event showcases your original work with an opportunity to win first- through third-place prizes.”
Performers from area colleges, universities and the community will compete and entertain spectators in a coffee house setting. The poetry styles typically range from vibrant, hip hop style to serene rhythm and rhyme.
Judging the performances is a panel of professors, community members and students who use an adaptation of National Poetry Slam rules.
Contestants need to prepare three original poems with the performance of each poem no longer than three minutes. Contestants should also register and receive a copy of the rules by Tuesday, March 30 to participate.
To register or for information, e-mail Marxhausen at Gail.L.Marxhausen@lonestar.edu.