Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!

Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana

I recently went to my first poetry slam.  It was held at the Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana.  I froze and it was completely awkward, and yes, very uncomfortable, but I did see and meet some incredibly talented artists.  Here are some of the videos that came out of that event.  Thankfully none are me freezing like a deer in the headlights, they are all awesome.  I look forward to the next slam, and I have been told it is being planned right now.

Cherri Peate

Lonnie Ray Atkinson

Billy Easton

Jake Webster


Andrew Jackson

11 thoughts on “Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!

    1. He was amazing. I can’t imagine remembering all that, or even writing all that. It was a great poem. I spoke to him and allot of the poets after the slam, and they could all relate to being nervous. Everyone there was very supportive. It was a really amazing night.


  1. Hi Betty! I was at the 2016 slam, and I thought you were fantastic, despite all the freezing. I had Coleen Hoover forward you an e-mail from me. I wanted to interview some of the participants for my all-ladies book review/interview site, Grab the Lapels. If you’re interested, I’m at decadent.page@gmail.com If not, that’s fine, too! Hope to see you next year! Also, Lonnie is moving to the other side of the country, so no more “Check Your Tags” from him. He does perform at The Drop comedy club in South Bend, though.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s