We believe that Burlington can cultivate more than just green lawns. We want to inspire a community of creativity, open minds, and open hearts through spoken word.
We offer an open mic for ANYONE willing to share. It doesn’t matter if you’re a classical poet, rapper, comedian, or an a cappella singer. Let your voice be heard.
We also believe that competition encourages creativity and constant self improvement. To that end we have the slam portion. Where poets have 3 minutes to perform their most moving words to an audience for points.
Keeping in mind that points are not the point, but poetry is the point! So we also have a feature poet to wow and amaze all of us with their creativity and performance.
Here is the basic format we follow on any given month:
- Sign-Up (Open Mic/Slam)
- Open Mic
- Sacrificial Poet
- Slam – Round 1
- Feature Poet/Performer
- Slam Round 2