What is poetry? Women of the World Poetry Slam finalists
|Denice Frohman, The Fuze (Women of the World Poetry Slam winner)|
2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam [slideshow]
Women of the World Poetry Slam: Minneapolis Qualifier
WOWPS is the largest gathering of women slam poets, so of course the competition was fierce. On Saturday evening, 12 poets took the stage at Aria to compete in the finals, with special opening performances by Desdamona and Katie Wirsing.
Before the finals, City Pages caught up with some of the evening's competitors (as well as the winner of the Youth Poetry Slam). We asked them to respond to our writing prompt "Poetry is..."
All photos by B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY.
|Theresa Davis, Java Monkey|
|Ellyn Touchette, Port Veritas (Youth Poetry Slam winner)|
|Eris Zion Venia, Lake Effect Slam|
|Meg Waldron, Portland Poetry Slam|