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Photographer:Laura | Poetry Jam Poster Photographer:Laura | MCs Gi and Peter and Poet Zurash Photographer:Laura | Audience Photographer:Laura | Poet Cameron Photographer:Laura | Poet Julie and MC Gi Photographer:Laura | Poet Jill and Expert Panelists Photographer:Laura | Poet Tim

Fresh Poetry Jam at Sacred Groves

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Auroville’s first Poetry Jam brought together 10 poets: B, Vierta, Usha, Cameron Sabron, Zurash, Simon, Monica, Julie and Jill; 10 poetic characteristics: Romantic, Dramatic, Speechless, Enlightened, Epic, Thrilling, Comic, Awesome, Tragic and Eye-opening; and 10 delicious jams courtesy of Naturellement. How they aligned was determined by either members of the audience or a panel of experts. Who would be voting was determined by each poet in the moment. Characteristics were represented in Auropaper bouquets–each one a flower. Before each poet could perform, MC Peter asked them a series of hilarious questions so the audience could know them better. Mara was responsible for vote tallying which as the final results came turned out to be a little lopsided. Nevertheless all jams were distributed and every poet left a winner.
As MC Gi explained, this is the difference between a Poetry Slam where poets compete and a Poetry Jam where poets come together for their own and the audience’s enjoyment.

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Poetry Jam Poster
MCs Gi and Peter and Poet Zurash
Poet Cameron
Poet Julie and MC Gi
Poet Jill and Expert Panelists
Poet Tim