SA Poetry Slam 2021 hits the heights!

2021 SA Slam finalists
Tracey O'Callaghan - winner
Tracey O'Callaghan - winner
Tyberius Larkin - runner-up
Tyberius Larkin - runner-up
Pam Makin
Alex Vansilalom
Taeghan Buggy
Louise Goodwin
Gemma Thorne
Conor Brown
Josie Dillon
Tracy McNally
Caroline Reid - sacrifice and coach
Jack Vaul - guest performer
MC Sarah Jane Justice
soundcheck - Kami and Tyberius
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Photos: Judy Morris

What a stunning finish to the SA Poetry Slam 2021 with Tracey O’Callaghan in first place with Tyberius Larking hot on her tail as runner up. Both will now go on to represent the state at the Australian Poetry Slam Final on 28th November. Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks to all the competitors, audiences, judges, guest performers, venues and sponsors for supporting one of the highest standard SA Poetry Slams ever.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 Final at Goodwood Theatre

Goodwood Institute Theatre
166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Thursday 30th September
from 7:30pm

Tickets $20 from trybooking

Click here to book your tickets to the Final.

Click here for the Facebook event for the Final.

After five slam heats, it is time to crown our state winner. Ten talented poets will perform new work for the final. Both 1st and 2nd placed competitors in this event will go through to the national finals 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. 

Guest performer: Jack Vaul

Adelaide-raised rapper Jack Vaul has been writing and performing for more than twenty years. With a style that has been described as thought-provoking and striking in its use of technique, Jack has collaborated with some of South Australia’s top hip-hop artists. He is one half of Lowlight Plains, one half of Thorts & Prayrz, a former member of d33p h33t and a former member of The Automenta. As part of various collectives, Jack has sold out shows at the Royal Croquet Club, opened for US producer Lorn, and performed as a part of a livestream event for US indie rap label Fake Four.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 5 keeps the Jive alive

heat 5 winners
heat 5 winner - Tyberius Larking
heat 5 runner-up - Alex Vansilalom
heat 5 - Nick Carroll
heat 5 - Isabella Macaspac
heat 5 - Britt Franzmann
heat 5 - Vicky Ireland
heat 5 - Isaac Nakone
heat 5 - LJ Thiele
heat 5 - Glen Murdoch
heat 5 - Carissa Fischer
heat 5 - Paul Kohn
heat 5 - Franciso Peleid
heat 5 - Sarah Jane Justice - MC and sacrifice
heat 5 - guest performer - Frankly
heat 5 - Jive audience covid-safe
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The final heat of the 2021 SA Poetry Slam at Jive maintained the diversity, quality and enthusiasm of the previous heats. Congratulations to winner Tyberius Larking and runner-up Alex Vansilalom who are off to the SA State Final at Goodwood Theatre on Thursday 30 September.

Click here to book your tickets to the Final.

Click here for the Facebook event for the Final.

Last chance! Heat 5 of the SA Poetry Slam 2021 at Jive

One last heat. One last chance to make it through to the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam…

ntestants 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 at Goodwood Theatre, Thursday, 30th September, and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

JIVE
181 Hindley Street West, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Thursday 16 September 2021
Sign-up from 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

$7 to compete or watch.
Click here to book at trybooking.com

Click here for the Facebook event.

Click here for the full schedule and rules.

Guest performer: Frankly

Quirky and eclectic, 25 year old Frankly, has been creating intimate performances across the East End and Festival scenes for the better part of a decade. Likened to Amanda Palmer and Regina Spektor, her compositions dance between whimsical and delicate, to dark and emotive. Accompanied by dynamic vocal textures and playful showmanship, audiences are absorbed by Frankly’s animated presence and candid approach to storytelling that centers around personal stories, mental health, feminism, the occult and the ridiculousness of life.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 3 does the Jive talk

Heat 3 winners
Heat 3 winner - Gemma Thorne
Heat 3 runner-up - Josie Dillon
Heat 3 - Andreas Drougas
Heat 3 - Cassandra Quin
Heat 3 - Carissa Fischer
Heat 3 - Celestine Rowe
Heat 3 - Madeleine Donna
Heat 3 - Matthew Pankhurst
Heat 3 - Paul Kohn
Heat 3 - Lexis
Heat 3 - Katelin Lawrie
Heat 3 - Nadia Patterson
Heat 3 sacrifice & MC - Kami
Jive Alive
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Another great heat, so many stunning voices… But alas, only two can make it through to the State Final on 30th September at Goodwood Theatre (hint, hint get your tickets now: see link below). Congratulations to Heat 3 winner Gemma Thorne and runner-up Josie Dillon who claimed their spots in a very tight competition. Two heats to go, so start warming up those vocal cords and sharpening those words!

Click here for tickets to the 2021 SA Slam State Final.