Through The Glass Darkly

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. :) It was really cool to see.


  1. I am impressed that you participated. It’s not easy, I think.


    1. Thanks, I will be ready next time. :) I hope


  2. j4n says:

    Dear Betty, if there are ribbons, I’d pin one on Andrew…unless you, and most of us get over stage fright.


    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.


  3. Bastet says:

    A wonderful experience….thanks for sharing.


    1. Bastet says:

      I’m posting to facebook…so other’s may share…and I can look at all the videos later.


  4. Good for you, looking forward and planning to do it again!
    I’m sure it will be a different experience, way to go :)


  5. 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 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.


    1. Thank you : ) I will try again next year in the open mic


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