Jason Marsiglia: Runner Up SA Poetry Slam 2016

Jason Marsiglia claims his place at the National Slam Finals in Sydney as runner up at SA Poetry Slam 2016, at the Goodwood Institute, SA.

Watch his SA Final performance here. Thanks to Hannah Tunstill for her stirling work on the camera:

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 ... Read more ...

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 Old boring poems written in an outdated book?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

SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 5, Jive, 16th September

Heat 5 of the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam is coming your way!

Friday, 16th September

Jive, 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Registrations open at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:00pm.
20 competitors per heat – first 15 are guaranteed, if over 20 register those last five spots are decided by random draw.

$5 Entry / Door. $150 in prizes and two spots in the SA Slam Final up for grabs. 

Feature performer, Hana Breneki. Adelaide singer, songwriter and guitarist for the band Hana & Jessie-Lee brings powerful husky tones and simple melodies drowning in heartache to tell … ... Read more ...