Attention all Verona poets: The Verona Public Library will be holding its first ever poetry slam on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m.
What’s a poetry slam? It’s a competition at which poets read or recite their best work in front of an audience. Some slams, like the one at Manhattan’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side, have been going on for decades and can be as rowdy as a WWE match.
Under the rules set by the Verona Public Library, poets may share either their own original work or that of a favorite poet, and they can bring several poems to read aloud to the group. Readings should last no longer than five minutes and should be appropriate for all audiences.
If you want to participate in the poetry slam, the VPL would like you to register, either online, in person or by phone at 973-857-4848. Participants will be eligible for a prize drawing in August.
For further information, call the Library at 973-857-4848 or visit www.veronalibrary.org. The Verona Public Library is located at 17 Gould Street.