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2012 Long Island: Super Bowl poetry event

Come to
The Walt Whitman Birthplace
Long Island Poetry Collective will host…

Super Poem Sunday IV
Sunday, February 5th, 2012!
1pm to 5pm

Photos from last year’s event at our onthewilderside Flickr: here.

In honor of both Super events, you can find a collection of Sports Poetry books here.

Link to a collection of football poems at VoicesNet.org: here.

Before going off to the same old boring Super Bowl party, join the LIPC at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center from 1pm until 5pm to take part in our own spin on championship!  At this event, there will be no lopsided, blow-out scores or off-color commercials, no relentless time-outs, or boring commentary – only getting together with people who get bored by that stuff, but love language!  This is a great way to enjoy the atmosphere of Super Bowl Sunday-but without the football!

This is a fun event geared toward those of all ages who may want to celebrate the idea of competition, but with an alternative to watching football. Never fear, however, because the event will end early enough so that all who wish, should be able to attend other Super Bowl parties afterwords.

There will be raffles, including a 50/50 raffle and monetary prize along with the the coveted Golden Football, which will be awarded for the best original slam performance!  Heroes and drinks will also be provided to those in attendance to keep the ‘Super Bowl’ feeling alive for the event. The audience will also have a chance to be involved as judges, or cheer with the LIPC Cheerleaders at the half time show!

The afternoon will start with an open mic for all poets in attendance, whether competing or not. They will have a five minute opportunity to “warm up” the audience as a “Calibration Poet” by reading at an open mic. Contestants will then be allowed three minutes during the slam to perform works from others or their own if they so choose. The idea is to evoke the idea of a poetry “slam” without the confines of all the rules.

Who will be the next Johnny Unitas? The next MVP? Join us and find out – it could be you!

There will be a $10 donation requested to join us ($7. for LIPC members), which includes the food and beverages.

Please join us on Sunday, February 5th from 1-5 PM.
For additional information call: 631-427-5240 ext 112, or email events@waltwhitman.org.

Super Poem Sunday
2011 Poetry Slam winners:

Super Poem Sunday: Three champs

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