Slam poetry not for all
Slam poetry is essentially rap without the benefit of music. And about as appealing. Poetry is an art form, a tradition, a skill, a written and spoken medium and ancient as humanity. Slam poetry elevates the job of babbling village idiot to . . . “Village goof,” perhaps? The day a so-called “slammed poet” becomes the Poet Laureate of Victoria, I’ll burn my poetic license on the steps of city hall and move to Cambodia. Just sayin’.