We ask our poets to register in advance and provide us with the title of your poem and a brief introduction. If you wish to join us to listen and enjoy, you STILL need to sign up, because we’ll be holding the 2020 Poetry Slam using Zoom on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 pm! Make sure that if you’re going to participate your phone or computer’s camera and microphone are enabled!
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.
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 on the human condition.
Audience members vote by filling out ballots with the names of their three 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.