SA Heat 4 – 2023 Australian Poetry Slam

Thursday 7 September 2023
Doors at 6:30pm for sign up

The Jade
142-160 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

$10 at the door or at

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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 4: Cecilia Ronson

Cecilia Ronson (she/her) performed spoken word poetry for the first time in 2020. Motivated to have a “Taylor Swift” moment, the spontaneous sign up ultimately ended up being the best thing she has ever done. The connection she has with the Adelaide poetry community mostly stems from ‘Mixed Bag Adelaide’. Twice a month she takes the stage to perform her original work and to host the events. Her time running Mixed Bag has sparked a new appreciation to listening to poetry and never wanting to stop learning. Cecilia will not define her poetry style anytime soon, playing with rhythm, improv and connecting with her internal emotions, every piece is strung together by her passion for the spoken word.