Tariro Mavondo at the National Slam Poetry Finals 2010 at the Sydney Theatre Company’s main-stage.
Australian Poetry Slam 2011 Winner Luka “Lesson” Haralampou – Round 1 – “The New Crusades”
On Sunday, November 27th 2011, a packed Sydney Theatre chose Luka Lesson to be Australia’s Slam Champion.
Two poets from each state and territory bound onto the stage. They poured out their wit, substance and powerful emotions in a competition judged by randomly selected audience members.
A crowd of over 400 offered wild screams, applause and people leaping to their feet shouting, “yeah, that’s right!” Reminder: this is at a poetry event.
Kelly-lee Hickey won the Australian Poetry Slam National Final on December 5 2010. From a pool of over 600 writers around the country Kelly-lee’s performance: “Thicker Than Water- Four Short Studies on Flesh and Blood” won her a tour of China with the Bookworm Literary Festival and a trip to the Ubud International Writers and Readers Festival in 2011. The Australian Poetry Slam is made possible by support from the Sydney Theatre Company, State and Public Libraries and The Copyright Agency Limited