Thursday, January 26, 2006

Overall slam info

If you are interested in trying out for the 2006 National Poetry Slam team from Black Pearl Poetry, then make sure to check the item listed under links on this site which says, "slam rules".
It will give you what you need to start your travels.

There are a total of 6 more slams to get in and go for yours.

Best of luck to you all.

I do not feel comfortable at this point listing some state of the union here about slamming or trying to make a team, but I will say a few things.

My wish is that if a team comes out of Black Pearl Poetry and goes on to slam anywhere outside of the venue, I hope that team is well informed, well prepared, confident, considerate, and willing to be competitive while still having a ton of fun. To force or expect friendships in the process is foolish and not the point of it anyway, but I do hope each person learns to respect, grow with, support, and genuinely show compassion for one another throughout the entire process. Doing slams on any level is a personal thing and that is fine. But you should come out on the far end a bit different than you came in.