Slamarillo Baby!

You can slam a lot of things. Doors, your hands, a basketball... What about poetry?

The Amarillo Repertory Theatre in Amarillo hosts poetry slams. A slam is where poets compete with other poets in Olympic Scoring Style. They audience is a big part. They hold up scores from worst to best and the top five go on to the next rounds. There is a time limit on your poem "the slams "are getting popular.

The theater in Amarillo has several a month. People of all ages are welcome. They encourage audience participation. Your poem can be about anything you want it to be. The Slams are free to participate in. Check out the Repertory Theatre for a fun surprise.