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.
Here are the rules for 2023. Make sure you know them!
Previous SA Winners
2022 Sarah Almutairi, with runner-up, Tracey O’Callaghan
2021 Tracey O’Callaghan with runner-up, Tyberius Larkin
2020 Jill Wherry with runner-up, Chris Jaksa
2019 Emelia Haskey with runner-up, Caroline Reid
2018 Sarah Jane Justice with runner-up, Caroline Reid.
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.