This event is cancelled.
DSU Poetry Slam coming at you Feb. 21
It’s back again this semester! Time for the energy packed, competitive repertoire of the DSU Poetry Slam!
On Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Trojan Center Underground on the DSU campus, DSU students and area residents are invited to attend the DSU Poetry Slam themed “love/hate.” So bring your best love or hate or love/hate poetry and compete! Sign up for the slam begins at 6:45 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Free pizza will be served, and prizes will be given to winners.
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets are given three minutes to perform their original work. The most intriguing thing about a poetry slam is the audience involvement. Slam is designed for the audience to react vocally and openly to all aspects of the show, including the poet’s performance, the five judges’ scores, and the host’s banter. Explicit content and language may be part of some of the performances.
The visiting poet/host for the event is Guante, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, from Minneapolis, M.N. He is also a hip hop artist, social justice activist and educator.
The Poetry Slam is sponsored by the DSU English Club with assistance for the event from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Diversity Services, and Student Activities. For more information about the event, contact Carmela Lanza, assistant professor of English and the advisor of the DSU English Club at 605-256-5724.