Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Oxford Hammer & Tongue Slam Final

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
8pm -11pm £5/£4
(Venue not given. Contact: Hammer and Tongue, 16B Cherwell Street, Oxford, OX4 1BG
01865 200550 web: mail to:

After a season of great events that has seen the first ever transatlantic live internet linked poetry slam and some of the worlds best performance poets at venues large and small throughout the city, we reach the climax of our poetry slam season: The Oxford Hammer & Tongue Slam Final.

By virtue of qualifying through open slams six budding stars have been invited to compete. They are Bohdan Piesecki, Pete the Temp, Jennie B, George Roberts, Julia Kiel and Tina Sederholm.

Vote for a wild card poet

In addition to this we are inviting you to nominate two wild card entrants. If there has been someone competing in a slam that you thought deserved to win who you want to see again email back with a name or any detail of their appearance/performance should your drunken memory have failed you once again (you muppet) and we will collate the results and give two more people the opportunity to take the big prize.

Special Guest

The guest artists for the final is Jem Rolls.

Jem is one of the most accomplished performance poets in the world today. He has received more than 25 Five-star reviews and been heralded as a "Genius" (Montreal Gazette) in Canada where he now resides and plies his trade. He was the founder of Big Word in London and in Edinburgh and is responsible for taking performance poetry to The Edinburgh Fringe where he is known as "the godfather of Scottish performance poetry" (Scotland on Sunday).

Your DJ will be DJ Mystic your hosts the beautiful Sophia Blackwell and the even beautifuller Steve Larkin!

See you there.

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