I reworked Love letter #1 and turned it into this. This was what I was going to read, but after three lines I froze. I froze and stood their silent until the judge said “time,” about five times. So I stood there for 3 minutes. Wow. That was a bit embarrassing, but it was actually …
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.
Lonnie Ray Atkinson