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Update 6.60: Kim Johnson at SLAM OF STEEL tonight!
Dec 7, 2011
Folks, if you're anything like me, you're sitting in your apartment, staring at your computer, thinking to yourself, "What the heck am I going to get my dear...
Update 6.61: Poetry Slam deLux with Hot Mess Burlesque in One Week
Dec 12, 2011
The screen shows a black-and-white seascape in winter. There is a man on the beach wearing a pea-coat and horn-rimmed glasses. He is young--too young to be...
Update 6.62: Poetry Slam deBurlesque TONIGHT!
Dec 19, 2011
Slam Poetry and Burlesque go together like Starsky and Hutch, like Peanut Butter and Jam, like adolescence and awkward attempts at making out in your best...
Update 6.63; Final Boise Slam of 2011 tonight!
Dec 21, 2011
Folks, 2011 has been a wonderful year for Poetry Slam in Boise. We've had some stellar feature poets like Jesse Parent, The Klute, Rachel McKibbens and Mindy...
Update 7.01: SLAM OF STEEL featuring Amy Everhart TOMORROW NIGHT!
Jan 3, 2012
Ladies and gentlepoetryfans, welcome to 2012. For many of us, the new year represents a turning point of personal growth. A time to finally say "No" to things...
Update 7.02: POETRY SLAM deLUX featuring MARK DOUBLEDAY in ONE WEEK!
Jan 10, 2012
Fellow members of Boise's cultural elite, this is a very serious and reverent update. The next month is to be completely normal and entirely unremarkable in...
Update 7.03: Go see Roger Bonair-Agard, 7PM tonight at BSU Hatch, fo
Jan 25, 2012
Hey, it's Cheryl the do-er of slam things here with a bonus message. As you so cleverly inferred from the title of this e-mail, there is poetry tonight at BSU....
Update 7.04: SLAM OF STEEL + free workshop with Megan Williams, Wed.
Jan 28, 2012
Behold, poetry/party people: The month of LOVE is upon us. Cue the kisses! Bring on the flowers, the chocolates and, of course, the PROSE! Whether you choose...
Update 7.05: Are you or have you ever been a slam winner? Here's the
Jan 30, 2012
Hey y'all, it's our yearly explaining-the-
rankings post! Every year, we pick a four person team to represent Boise at the National Poetry Slam (NPS), a...
Update 7.06: February shall be the month of poetry!
Feb 1, 2012
Admit it, February bites. Next to those few weeks in the summer where the only sport on TV is regular season baseball, February is CERTAINLY the worst month of...
Update 7.06: TONIGHT! SLAM OF STEEL + free workshop with Megan Willi
Feb 1, 2012
Either it's rain, or I smell LOVE in the air. And since we care about you, our beloved poets and appreciators of the spoken word, we want to remind you of...
Update 7.07: SLAM OF STEEL featuring the all-youth Brave New Voices
Feb 8, 2012
[In the voice of Harry Caray]: Heyyyyyyy everyboddddy! [Now, in the voice of Sean Connery]: Next week, Big Tree Artsh hash shomething extra shpecial for you....
Update 7.08: TONIGHT! SLAM OF STEEL featuring the all-youth Brave Ne
Feb 15, 2012
s Day get your heart all in knots? Come shake it off tonight at the Slam of Steel! There will be an open slam, a $25 prize for the Haiku...
Update 7.09: Poetry Slam deLux TONIGHT!
Feb 20, 2012
Boise cultural elite, we face a grave danger. A combination of subversive marketing, high mercury levels in sushi grade ahi, and an overall lack of a can-do...
Update 7.10: SLAM OF STEEL + Performance Poetry workshop with Megan
Mar 2, 2012
Roses are red Violets are blue If we can turn prose into slam Then so can you! Want to know how to make those sad, sappy love poems into angsty, passionate...
Update 7.11: TONIGHT! Slam of Steel + free performance poetry worksh
Mar 7, 2012
Tonight is the night for all things poetry. Don't miss the newly crafted workshops, intended to help you, dear slammer, spiff up your verbiage. Then, if you so...
Update 7.12: Poetry Slam deLux featuring BROTHER DAN on MONDAY NIGHT
Mar 17, 2012
NO TIME FOR JOKES THIS MONTH, IT'S CRUNCH TIME. Folks, this poetry slam thing we do isn't just for glory and moderately appealing foodstuffs purchased at Winco...
Update 7.13: Tonight! SLAM OF STEEL + head-to-head haiku and free wo
Mar 21, 2012
What do we want? POETRY! When do we want it? NOW! Well, picketers of the silent word, you are in luck. Tonight is a very special (and by very special, I mean...
Update 7.14: SLAM of STEEL in two days! FINAL SLAM BEFORE FINALS!
Apr 2, 2012
Good afternoon Boise cultural elite, I come bearing completely lame and unremarkable news. You have all the time in the world to earn 2011-2012 season Boise...
7.15: 2012 Boise Slam FINALS on MONDAY featuring STEPHEN MEADS
Apr 10, 2012
One slam to rule them all One slam to find them One slam to bring them all And in the darkness bind them The 2011-2012 slam season has reached its end. The...
7.16 Finals brou-ha-ha: Can anyone find the poet "Madeleine&quo
Apr 13, 2012
Hey folks, As you know, Team Finals are Monday, at Neurolux, at 8 PM. As we prepare for this exciting event, we wanted to honor our runner-up Finalist,...
Update 7.17: New Slam Season Begins TOMORROW
Apr 17, 2012
Boise Cultural Elite, we have yet another slam season in the books, and what a whirlwind it was. We now operate 3 monthly slams instead of the previous 2,...
Update 7.18: Slam of Steel TOMORROW
May 1, 2012
Who here thinks they know what slam poetry is? Loud, vulgar words with confusing, erratic hand movements and an inexplicable Brooklyn accent? Right? WRONG....
TOMORROW! SLAM OF STEEL with Reigning World Champion CHRIS AUGUST!
May 15, 2012
For those of you that often read these updates, you know about the avid use of CAPS LOCK and bold text intended to DRAW YOUR ATTENTION AND REMIND YOU ABOUT...
Update 7.20: First Slam of Steel of Summer TOMORROW
Jun 5, 2012
A wise and fresh prince once wrote, "Every moment frontin' and maxin'/Chillin&
#39; in the car they spent all day waxin'/Leanin
39; to the side but you can't speed...
Update 7.21: Poetry Slam deLux MONDAY with Chris Gilpin AND Haven Da
Jun 16, 2012
Sometimes when I find myself eating a particularly spectacular sandwich, I ask myself, "Self, what could possibly be better than this sandwich?" The answer is...
Update 7.22: Slam of Steel: FREEDOM Edition is TOMORROW
Jul 3, 2012
Are you like me? Are repressed feelings of insane patriotism disrupting your daily duties? Have you begun pawning your belongings in order to purchase more war...
Update 7.23: Slam of Steel TOMORROW NIGHT
Jul 31, 2012
When was the last time you competed for a national championship? Of any kind. Collegiate bowling <http://en.
Update 7.24: Slam of Steel is TOMORROW
Aug 14, 2012
WHAT UP EVERYBODY?! Team Boise has just returned from representing you, the Boise Cultural Elite, at the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina, and...
Update 7.25: ANARCHY ART SLAM/deLux IS AT PENGILLY'
Sep 12, 2012
Usually these messages begin with a robust, exclamation point riddled greeting, and are filled with mildly amusing japes and references, often using bold text...
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