January 14th, 2008 at 12:12 am
Posted by pc in Poetry Events and News

Visiting poets slam six venues in one week

13-19 December 2007

The first successful All Island Touring Circuit for Poetry and Spoken Word took place in December, showcasing the I am a Lagan collective of Buddy Wakefield, Katie Wirsing and Andrea Gibson. These world class performers who almost hold more slam championships between them than there are slam poets in Ireland, thrilled audiences in Derry, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick before jetting off the next day to continue in Frankfurt. Aside from the performances, they also held four workshops and hosted two slams during their high-energy tour, and they managed it all in a single week.

This is mainly thanks to all the supporting venues of the newly formed circuit, which now promises to open the way for top class performers from across the globe to bring their poetry to the entire island with rhythmic ease.

Videos from Dublin Slam Poetry‘s MC Gerry McNamara, who hosted the Dublin leg at the Bankers pub are here, including the slam which was judged by the guest poets.

Videos from the main performances at Ó Bhéal are here.

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