Florence Poets Society -Poetry in Motions


Jan Slam

Hi Everyone
Yes if you were there and saw it you know how great it was. Lots of fine poetry, (neary a klinker in the bunch) and 26 readers from 12 to (well fairly older). The final duel in the last round of six fine poets
Paul Richmond, Lori Desrosiers were wonderful the scoring showed it came down to a showdown between Northampton High Slam Champ Ya Ya Yazerack, Former Jan Slam winner Dane Kuttler and Michael Arraj it was a thing of poetic beauty. although Michael's fine presentation ultimately prevailed Ya Ya and Dane were excellent. The hall was basically full the entire afternoon people came and went throughout the day with perhaps 80 to 100 attendees and particpants. WHAT A PHENOMENAL TURNOUT FOR POETRY.
Also we must profoundly thank our judges who were faced with difficult decisions all afternoon, the second round was scored very closely and presented the judges with a real challenge.

Florence Poets Society deeply thanks everyone who was involved in promoting the event, supporting it, and helping with the logistics of getting chairs and tables up and then putting them back.
Northampton Community TV videoed the event for later broadcast check out their program guide for a replay. Finally it was a real honor to present Lori Desrosiers with the Quill and Ink Award for her contributions to poetry in the Valley.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE JAN SLAM SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS.

Carl and Tom