January 20, 2016 at Berkeley Poetry Slam in Berkeley.
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world every week since 1999, and third in the nation at the 2015 National Poetry Slam!
Last week’s New Shit Slam was one for the history books, with an unprecedented 36 poets on the sign up list. It was a night full of new work and surprises, and fantastic poetry all around. This week, the Berkeley Slam is particularly thrilled to be featuring one of our favorite poets: Corrina Bain! Come for the feature and sign up to slam, write with us at the pre-show workshop, or just stay for the show!
Your host is Jaz Sufi, with house band Three Blind Mice!
Corrina Bain is a gender-liminal writer and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has a long history in poetry slam, having been a featured reader on finals stage, and a member and coach of multiple slam teams. He is the author of the full-length poetry collection Debridement (Great Weather for Media 2015,) and has also published work in journals and anthologies such as PANK, decomP, Rattle, BOOTH, and the Everyman’s Library book Villanelles. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In life, he has worked in an abortion clinic, at a sexual assault crisis hotline, and as an international volunteer with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. He is trained as a psychiatric social worker, and works extensively with movement, embodiment, trauma and sexuality. But he’d rather just dance with you.
January 27: It’s our 2016 Women’s Finals! Come see the top female-identified poets of the Berkeley Slam compete to see who will represent us at Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016 in New York!
February 4: YesYes Bøøks showcase! Come see some of the amazing poets on this amazing press, like Fatimah Asghar, Jay Deshpande, and more!
February 11: Valentine’s Slam, with Canada’s Vanessa McGowan! Bring your best love and lust poems!
THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.