Snite's second annual Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! celebrating the creative intersection of spoken word poetry and visual art. This event is co-sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art, the University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program, and Spoken Word ND.
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which individual poets perform their work and are judged by random members of the audience. The rules for the competition are simple. Poems can be on any subject and in any style but must be original creations of the performers. Each poem must take less than three minutes to perform, and these performances may not use props, costumes, musical accompaniment, or memorization aids. Each poet will go through two rounds of performances. Judges are selected from the audience to rate each performed poem on the basis of the presentation of the poem and its content. In each of the two rounds of scoring, the highest and lowest of the judges' scores are thrown out, and a tabulator calculates each contestant's score.
This event was held March 20 at 5:00 p.m. with the Slam starting at 5:15 p.m.
Listed below are the winners of the 2nd annual Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!
1. Andrew Jackson
2. Jared Windhauser
3. Lonnie Atkinson
Wham, Bam, Poetry Slam!
Event took place:
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:00PM - 7:30PM • Calendars: The Arts
Location: Snite Museum of Art
Whether as a poet, a spectator, or a judge, get ready to slam!
Coinciding with the 2013 Thesis Exhibition by BFA and MFA Candidates and in recognition of National Poetry Month, this event celebrates student creativity in all its glorious variety.
Aspiring slam poets are invited to perform a three-minute (or less) poem orally on stage that is judged by selected members of the audience. The poems must be original work on any subject and can be in any style. The use of props is strictly prohibited; only the performer's body may be used to perform the poem.
At the end of the evening, the emcee will announce a winner, and prizes (1st prize: $100; 2nd prize: $50; 3rd prize: signed copy of Marty McConnell's wine for a shotgun) will be awarded.
Reception begins at 5:00 p.m.; program begins at 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the poetry slam, please contact 574-631-7526 or hoover.14.@nd.edu.
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, Department of English; First Year of Studies; the Department of Africana Studies; and the Snite Museum of Art.