Chicago poetry slams, live and on film

By February 6, 2011Outreach and Events

Slam poets and buffs converge every Sunday around 7pm at the Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago for weekly poetry slams. American poet Marc Smith has been organizing this weekly event since 1984.  TimeOut Chicago calls the slam poetry here “some of the finest in the city.”

Louder than a Bomb, a documentary about teens competing in WBEZ’s annual poetry slam competition, is continuing its run at the Gene Siskel Film Center this Monday through Wednesday (shows at 6 and 8 pm). See more for the trailer.