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Kosmopolis 06. Slam Poetry

Poetry Slam competition and performance by Saul Williams

Slam poetry began in the mid-nineties and is a form of poetic expression which takes place within the context of a competition, the slam. The markedly social content of the poetry and the fact that texts are created to be recited distinguish slam poetry from traditional poetry. K06 takes a close look at this new genre, qualified by some as "the democratisation of verse" and it does so with an exhibition, featuring an appearance by slam poet Saul Williams and with a poetry slam contest.

Participants: Saul Williams, Bano, El Chojin, Metro, Dejota Soyez, Welelo

22 October 2006