SA Heat 2 – 2023 Australian Poetry Slam

Friday 25 August 2023
Doors at 6:30pm for sign up

Woodcroft Library
175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

$10 at the door or at

Book tickets

There is a maximum of 20 poets per heat, so make sure to get there on time!

Poems must be two minutes or under, no props, no costumes, just you and the power of your words. The full APS 2023 rules are at the following link – make sure you read them!


Two poets chosen by the audience at each of our five South Australian heats will head to the SA Final. The winner and runner-up of the SA Final will be off to Nationals in Sydney!

Click here for the Facebook event.

Guest performer for Heat 2: Grace Colsey

Grace Colsey (they/them) is a proudly queer and neurodivergent theatre-maker, singer-songwriter, and professional instrument of chaos – although unfortunately they have yet to find any job listings under that particular vocation. They take an express interest (dare I say special interest) in neurodivergent issues, and the unique challenges faced by their generation. They recently won the Frank Ford Award for their debut cabaret, Smiling Through the Human, in the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, about chaotic, weird and un-wonderful existence. Their work typically features an erratic combination of quirky and soulful original song, existential comedy, and spoken word, and they find a huge joy in connecting with audiences and bringing explorative art to life.