Slamma Jamma

I got the chance to shoot a poetry slam at a local bar on Friday night. I had never been to one so it was pretty interesting to see. Most of the people where really good, the guy who won was actually a Freshman at WKU so that was cool. Poets came from all over, Louisville, Lexington, Birmingham and Memphis are some of the farther places, just to speak their poetry. It was set up in rounds and people got eliminated after each round and the winner got $300 cash.

Each performer had three minutes to talk about whatever they wanted. Some read, some talked but most had some poems that they gave. Most of the better ones really got into their stories and acted them out.

This is the guy from Western, He is originally from Frisco and came here for the debate/speech team. He beat out some pretty well respected poets to win which was cool for him.