Discover, write, recite, and celebrate National Poetry Month with KLRU! Thanks to the Academy of American Poets and their initiative to highlight and introduce the pleasures of poetry, April has been dedicated to explore the art since 1996. KLRU works to support the local arts through our programming and partners with other local arts organizations. He
Spoken 4 All on Arts In Context
Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts. Also known as “slam poetry,” spoken word is an oral performance of extemporaneous or composed pieces of free poetry. Austin has a number of venues that present spoken word, this program highlights the ranging styles of poets at an all-age program hosted monthly at Mitchie’s Gallery. This event features several artists who were involved with the Austin Neo Soul Team that placed 4th in the 2010 National Poetry Slam.
Austin Poetry Slam on KLRU Collective
Austin Poetry Slam events take place each Tuesday at the 29th Street Ballroom (located at 29th and Fruth Street). The Austin Poetry Slam (APS) is one of the longest running poetry venues in Texas. Founded in 1994 by Wammo of the Asylum Street Spankers and helmed for 15 years by former Poetry Slam, Inc. president, Mike Henry, Austin Slam is renowned for memorable and often raucous performances by many of the best poets in the slam poetry world. Get details about how to attend the next Austin Poetry Slam