A Word on our (gentle)
Chelmsford's Slam is a gentle Slam.
At some Poetry Slams in city bars and on college campuses judges
signal their votes "Olympic style" after each reading. Our Slams
are less intimidating; voting takes place quietly via a ballot box.
Think of it as a Slam customized for the suburbs.
We have poets of all ages.
Our youngest poet was about 5; our oldest poet spent the evening
of her 90th birthday at one of our Slams! The rest fall in between
giving us a rich variety of perspectives of the human condition.
Audience members vote by filling out ballots
with the names of their three most favorite poems or poets (we print
up programs listing our poets so you can keep track of who's who).
The ballots are dropped into a ballot box at the end of the evening;
the votes are tallied up usually by the following day.
We announce the winners on the Library's
web page(see below for lists of winners) and in the local press.
You can call the Library for a list of the winners too.
For more information or to add your
name to our mailing list to be notified of future slams call 978-256-5521,
ext. 109, or e-mail the Library's Community Services Department