SA Poetry Slam 2016 WINNERS!!

What a night! Sell-out crowd, 10 contestants on top of their games, special guest, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, who had the audience hooked from word #1.

And the winner is   Alison Bennett.        Runner-up is   Jason Marsiglia.


Both will be heading off to Sydney soon to compete in the National Finals at the Opera House. Big congrats to everyone concerned. Here are some highlights:


Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for their great camera work!



SA Poetry Slam 2016 Final is sold-out!

After 5 heats of amazing poetry, stunning performances, capacity crowds and wonderful support from our venues and sponsors, we have 10 contenders for the SA Poetry Slam final, Friday 30th September at the Goodwood Institute. The event is now sold-out!!

Congratulations to Jason Marsiglia, winner, heat 1; Chiara Gabrielli, runner-up, heat 1; Amy Watson, winner, heat 2; Ashlee Spalding-Sykes, runner-up heat 2; Caroline Reid, winner, heat 3; Alison Bennett, runner-up, heat 3; Tom McSkimming, winner, heat 4; Andrew Drake, runner-up, heat 4; Jasmin Dinos, winner, heat 5; Keenan Drake, runner-up, heat 5.

Doors open 7.30, 8pm start. Click here for more info.

Spoken Word SA thanks our partners Word Travels, SA Writers Centre and The Australian Poetry Slam. Supporters and sponsors Matilda Bookshop, State Library of South Australia, City of Salisbury, Onkaparinga Libraries, Jive Nightclub, Fifth Quarter/Carclew and The Goodwood Institute.

Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for their great camera work!

Slam poets on Fresh 92.7 FM!

What do you think of when someone says “poetry”? Old boring poems written in an outdated book? What about slam poetry? Anita Butcher from Fresh 92.7 FM caught up with some slam poets to find out how they bring their words to life. You can listen to her story here:


Winners, SA Poetry Slam Heat 4!


Heat 4 winner Tom McSkimming and runner up Andrew Drake have booked themselves a spot in the SA Poetry Slam State Final on 30th September. One more heat, two more chances to make it to the final! Jive Nightclub 16th September 6.30 pm.

Thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for their great camera work and to Matilda Bookshop for their ongoing support. Thanks also to Onkaparinga Libraries for pizza, poetry, Nancy Bates and their ongoing support of Spoken Word SA