It was a long weekend well spent because it was slaaaaaaaam day! The venue was packed really early and we had a lot of new faces to welcome to our lovely poetry family! We got the blood running that night with Eitan as his heart was overflowing with his love for…bread. With the whole room filled with laughter Danielle took us into a symbiotic relationship that moved us to tears.
Amai Kuda n’Y Josephine then filled us up with some lovely soul food, tickling our heart strings with their amazing jokes in between songs. Their down to earth sounds brought us closer together.
Then poets tore up the mic with Macer as his rhythmic poems got the crowd going wild rating it a 6.7, because we all know that 6.7 is perfection. The next poet taught the crowd a lesson about the point behind a poem, Truth. Fira was not nice that night and took down the knight in shining armor while Patrick began to talk about roots. If you didn’t know that he loves nature and words you definitely know now as he intricately wove a beautiful poem for us. Elise got us all craving some new flavours of ice cream despite being in such a crowded room!
After the two rounds we welcomed the new Guelph Slam Poetry Team: Truth Is, Elise, Patrick, Macer, and Fira! The night was filled with smiles and hugs and we can’t wait to see what the year brings us!
Photos of the event can be found on Flickr, courtesy of Matt Blatz.
Don’t forget that Guelph Spoken Word has other exciting events! We have the Anything Goes Poetry Slam happening on March 18th! Time to get rebellious and break all the rules. Except there are no rules to break because you can do anything and everything!
We also have the Writing Womb where you can keep yourself accountable and have a quiet space to write. Or you can come hang out at the Red Brick Cafe for our Off the Page: Writers Open Mic!