Melbourne Spoken Word is the online connection to the Melbourne poetry and spoken word scene. Our city is full of poetry readings, open mics, slams, and spoken word performances. It is a diverse scene with a lot happening, and we want to share it with other people, and bring the community together. This site is maintained by people in the Melbourne spoken word and poetry scene for the scene and to welcome others.
It includes a list of the upcoming events in Melbourne, including open stage opportunities for anyone to get up and perform, as well as reviews of the latest publications of poetry, interviews of poets in the scene and a discussion about the state of poetry.
We accept contributions from others to add diversity to our discussions on this website, we sometimes run events or support/sponsor poetry gigs (e.g. Keep Left), we hand out leaflets at gigs highlighting other upcoming gigs around Melbourne, and we sometimes have tables selling publications by poets around the scene, such as Page Parlour at the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Editor: Benjamin Solah
Regular contributors: Amanda Anastasi, Randall Stephens
Sponsored by: Melbourne Poets Union