Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So the poetry powers that be got together and were like "Hey dudes, I think it's seriously time to think about having more poetry in Victoria. People are thirsty for it... they're hungry... they're, dare I say, horny for poetry. We have to give them what they want. Which is clearly more poetry!" THEREFORE... it has been decreed that any Thursday of the month you can swing by Solstice and there will be poetry being thrown down. (Unless it's one of those weird months where there are five Thursdays, then you're on your own.) We have added an extra slam to the first Thursday of the month so swing by to judge, compete or watch any first or third Thursday and of course, Tongues of Fire will continue with its regularly scheduled time every second and fourth Thursday at 7:30.

In celebration this very odd poster has been crafted to celebrate the good news.
Slam Poster

Also, it has been loosely decided how semi-finals and finals will go down to determine the slam team and how we will decide who will make it to finals. We're just tightening the last few nuts and bolts, dotting some t's and crossing some i's, pulling up the carpet and putting in hardwood floors, throwing the baby out with the bathwater, biting off our noses to spite our faces, etc. It shouldn't take long. Stay tuned.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Holy smokes Victoria! You showed up in full force last night for the first slam of '09 and faces were rocked right off. It was incredible to see over 80 people cram into Solstice to cheer on our local poets. Dave Morris took first prize by a hair (a poster sized 90210 puzzle) but everyone who competed gave it their all and I'd like to hope everyone had a tremendous amount of fun. For anyone who missed it, here were the official scores of the evening.

First Round
Tom- 23.1
Adam Ungstad- 23.9
Kadie K- 24.2
Meisha Lily- 24.4
Luke- 24.5
Strong Cottonwood- 25.9
Brett- 26.1
Anushka- 26.3
Kat- 26.3
Skawt- 27.4
Missie Peters- 28.0
Dave Morris- 29.5

Final Scores
Kat- 51.9
Anushka- 54.8
Missie Peters- 56.1
Dave Morris- 56.2

Thanks to everyone who performed, judged, volunteered their time, cheered, laughed, boo'ed and whatever else you did. Stay posted for details on the next slam.