What does the phrase "erotica slam" mean to you? No worries about offending folks with your word choice; those throwing the event can probably come up with something even filthier.
Now entering its 18th year, the Valentine's Day slam continues to evolve. This year it's morphing into a three-day tournament of dirty poetry, ribald audiences, and a few sweetheart moments. It began as a one-day event, grew to two days to accommodate crowds, and is now expanding again. Hosted by Word Sprout and Button Poetry, Thursday and Friday will showcase competitive poets while Saturday will pit the top four from previous nights against one another. Each day will be an entirely new event. No poems will be repeated, and there will be new judges each night.
Dressing Room spoke with Allison Broeren, director of Word Sprout and slam master of SlamMN!, about what attendees can expect this year.