Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Poetry Slam on 21 August



August BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! brings you a stage, two minutes, cheering, two microphones, yelling, five judges, heckling, the audience, arm waving, The Score Adder, pointing, a first feature act, two MCs, a sacrificial poet, a second feature act, prizes, The Master of Conflict, and the Hadley Memorial Slots, all for poetry, all for glory, all because BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the Poetry Slam in the Phoenix Pub!

And this month we plan to send poetry to the ACT Australian Poetry Slam Final.


Or not, we won’t make poetry go, that's up to you, but poetry can go if the ACT Australian Poetry Slam Final Spots are claimed.

And these spots are not to be confused with The Hadley Memorial Slots, this month, in loving memory may he rest in peace, the Slots are filled by Ryan Schipper.

And because poetry, slots, spots, in memoriam, and arm waving are somehow not enough we bring you feature acts:

Ell Bella is a Melbourne based MC, street performer, juggler and acrobat. Her solo street shows have taken her around the world and around her home country of Australia. She regularly MC's at Melbourne's 'Variety Collective', and in her own show Ell Bella's Late Night Variety Assortment, as well as in a number of one-off events. As a corporate juggler she is one of Australia's finest, performing solo or with other circus artists.

And to clearly demonstrate that Bella and Bela are not pronounced the same we bring you a second feature act.

Bela Farkas


Serial celebrity name dropper
Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. Much of his work has been influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! and the Traverse Poetry Slam at the Font; at West Word in Melbourne; and as part of the ACT Australian Poetry Slam. As part of The Tragic Troubadours, Bela has performed at the Corinbank, Canberra Fringe, National Folk, and You Are Here festivals. Recently published in United Kingdom’s The Delinquent Magazine, Bela also has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Canberra.

So join BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! on 730pm at The Phoenix Pub with your words for poetry, yes poetry, POETRY.

And remember no props, no music, and your original words.


Also, there are some special rules for this heat as it is part of the Australian Poetry Slam. They are here:


(All photos courtesy of Adam Thomas)

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