Poetry Slams

2017 SA Poetry Slam finalists


Spoken Word SA hosts the South Australian heats and final of the Australian Poetry Slam.

Contestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final and the two top finalists then go to the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase and Final in Sydney.

Stay tuned for the dates, venues and rules for 2018.

Meanwhile, click here to read the rules for 2018


SA Poetry Slam supported by:


Previous SA Winners

2017    Andrew Drake with runner-up, Chiara Gabrielli.

2016    Alison Bennett with runner-up, Jason Marsiglia.

2015    Jason Marsiglia with runner-up, Tilde Wiese.

2014    Amy Watson with runner-up, Roisin Murphy-Haines.

2013    Gemma Boyd, with runner up, Manal Younus.


Check out some great SA Poetry Slam performances in our Gallery and on our YouTube channel.