The event features Eric Sirota, who has been widely featured on Button Poetry, FreezeRay Press and elsewhere.
Q: Why is this event necessary in the 719?
A: I'm really excited about this event because the poetry and hip hop communities have long historic ties but, for most people, we've kind of grown apart. Spoken word poetry owes a lot to rap! We have some local folks who float between communities and we wanted to do something together.
Q: How will the artists be judged?
A: The format is a 4 turn/2 round slam. Just like a slam there will be judges and points will be cumulative.
Q: What's on the line on Saturday?
A: Bragging rights! At the end of the night, we'll see if the poets can take back the title from the rappers, who won it the last time we did this!