Sunday, March 17, 2013

Loud Mouth Poetry Jam

The competition’s structure is as innovative as it is creative. Five judges are randomly chosen from members of the audience and score on a one-to-ten, bias-free system. The participants are judged upon their visual and oral delivery as well as the poem’s content. Poets then have 3 minutes to make themselves heard, with one point deducted for each ten seconds that the poem exceeds that limit. The next poetry slam will be at Howie and Sons Pizza on March 22, with the doors opening at 6 p.m., open mic at 6:30 p.m., and the main event beginning at 7 p.m., and subsequent slams will be held there on the fourth Friday of each month. It is $5 to either watch or compete, or $3 with a student ID.