Experience Poetry Slam for free April 14

Published on: March 28, 2011

Sign up to perform or just come to enjoy an evening of performance poetry at Lone Star College-CyFair’s Spring Poetry Slam set April 14.

“Be prepared for a rowdy atmosphere as this is no coffee shop, finger-snapping poetry reading. This is a night for true artistic expression,” said Gail Marxhausen, associate professor of English. “In celebration of National Poetry Month, this annual event showcases your original work with an opportunity to win prizes.”
 
Community and college slam poets will compete and entertain audiences with poems in styles that typically range from vibrant, hip hop style to serene rhythm and rhyme.  Sponsoring this annual event, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Main Stage Theatre, is LSC-CyFair’s Windows on the World.

Contestants need to prepare three original poems with the performance of each poem no longer than three minutes.  Contestants should register and receive a copy of the rules by Tuesday, April 12 to participate.

Judging the performances is a panel of professors, publishers, community members and students who use an adaptation of National Poetry Slam rules.

This event is intended for mature audiences as some poems may contain adult material.

To register or for information, e-mail Marxhausen at Gail.L.Marxhausen@LoneStar.edu or call 832.482.1017.