Over the next few months, slam poets in Edinburgh, Iowa City, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Nottingham, Quebec City, Tartu and Utrecht will be competing in the first ever Slam-O-Vision. The project, initiated by Melbourne City of Literature is like the spoken word version of Eurovision, where poets compete via videos. The poetry videos can be watched on the website https://cityofliterature.com.au/slam-o-vision/
The participating Cities give their votes by the end of August and the inaugural Slam-O-Vision Champion is revealed on Friday 6 September during Melbourne Writers Festival.
Tartu City of Literature is represented by Maris Pedaja, the winner of Tartu Poetry Slam „TarSlämm“ 2019. The poem „Skin and Fleas“ was part of the international project „Borderlines“ and performed on the 29th of March 2019 at Tartu Literature House.
The voting in Tartu will be organised as a public event in the second half of August where everybody can contribute to selecting our favourite. Check our webpage tartu.kirjandus.ee for details soon!