In 2019 in her second appearance at the national finals of the Australian Poetry Slam Caroline Reid made it through to the final five. Come see her in all her glory at the first Spoke N Slurred for the year.
You’ve heard her on the mic, you’ve seen her through your half closed eyes at the bar, now witness her SnS debut…
Chelsea Avard is a writer from Adelaide. She is co-editor of the short fiction and poetry anthology The Body. She holds a PhD from The University of Adelaide, where she currently works as a program coordinator. Her short fiction and poetry has been included in a range of works including the Sleepers Almanac, anthologies by Wakefield Press, University of Philippines Press and Midnight Sun, and online publications Verity La and Red Fez. Her poem, ‘How We Stay’, won the 2017 Verandah Literary Award.
ISBN 9781876502249 $19.00 Aus. ($15 at the launch); $13.00 USD; 10.00 GBP; 12.00 EUR. Available retail from 9/11/2019. Adelaide stores include Dymocks Rundle Mall, Dymocks Glenelg, Imprints Booksellers, Clarity Records and Streetlight. Online will include Barnes and Noble, Book Depository and Amazon.
Ashlee Karlar is a spoken word poet, writer and social worker. A former competitor in the Australian poetry slam, a previous poet in residence and a regular feature performer at open mics across Adelaide, Ashlee’s poetry is a cocktail of satirical social commentary and self love odes. A tequila enthusiast, she is also known for her borderline obsessive love of cats.
Alison Paradoxx is a Producer, Performance Poet, Event Host, Peace Foundation Award Winner, Disability Advocate, and State Poetry Slam Champion. She has performed everywhere from The Sydney Opera House, to The Crown and Anchor.
Her first solo production, Floral Peroxide, sold out its 2019 Adelaide Fringe season, won an award, and received a grant to show interstate. She is still getting her head around that one. Alison is currently learning to play the musical saw. She also creates electronic sound art with her partner, 5000AD, and twelve of her vertebrae are made of titanium. Her hair is bigger than yours. She loves you for buying this book. Go make friends with her on Instagram @alison.paradoxx, Facebook or Web: www.alisonparadoxx.com
Chiara Gabrielli is a queer artist living and working on Wurundjeri land. She has her fingers in many pies working as an actor, writer, theatre-maker and poet. Her mum is most proud of her work performing in the Ruby Award winning South Australian State Theatre Company’s production ‘Gorgon’, representing South Australia at the Sydney Opera House in the 2017 Australian National Poetry Slam, and being selected as the Adelaide City Library Poet in Residence. To be in the know on all her small gigs that make up an arts career, and also for just some gelati content, follow her on instagram at chiara.witha.ch or on facebook artist page.
Nico is a finger guns poet who kicks arse, self doubts, loves a beer and isn’t afraid to tell you when you’re acting like an arsehole. Won a shit ton of money in a huge slam but is just too good to be fucked anymore.
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Welcome to another loose, fun and beer driven poetry slam at the ever friendly and welcoming Southwark Hotel. Open to all to compete and we find the judges from the audience.
First prize: $50 and half a carton of beer. Second prize: 2 Paroxysm Press books and a six pack. Third prize: 1 Paroxysm Press book and a six pack.
While it is all ages friendly to a degree, just be aware that this is a Paroxysm Press gig with the punks of poetry and adult language and concepts could break out at any time (not least at all from our MC).