In its fourth year, the Australian Poetry slam provides a series of performance platforms & venues to foster performance poetry as a distinct field/genre. Beginning with regional venues, successful performers 'graduate' to state and then national levels. The slams define themselves against traditional conventions of poetic writing, study and iteration and establish innovative links to international and world modes of performance, often raising or interrogating particular cultural, social, moral and aesthetic issues. The different levels of the slam are a highly competitive process and 'winners' are commended publicly by local, state and national cultural organisations (see sponsors). Prestigious prizes and public performances continue to underline the excellence.
|Place of Publication||Wagga Wagga, Sydney Theatre|
|Publisher||CAL (Copyright Agency Limited), Sydney Theatre Company, State Library (eg NSW)|
|Size||1 x performed poem in Poetry Slam comp; local award/state final|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|