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 2017.
Meanwhile, click here to read the rules for 2017
SA Poetry Slam 2016 was supported by:
Previous SA Winners
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.