Poetry Slam

The Foundation is proud to support the monthly Poetry Slam, a popular program that’s been meeting at the Library for over 12 years! What’s a Poetry Slam? Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It emphasizes writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. Poems often blend personal, political, humorous and artistic content. Attending a Poetry Slam is an interactive experience because audience reaction (and judging) is part of the format. Performers aren’t shy about sharing their emotions and there are no restrictions on language.

The program usually takes place at the library, but we’ve also met at a local church, book store and other community locations. Our Slam is moderated by nationally recognized slam poet, educator, and White Plains resident Eric ZORK Alan and he’s welcomed guest slammers from all over the country.
For more info, contact Ben Himmelfarb at bhimmelfarb@whiteplainslibrary.org

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