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Poetry Slam: SLAMons & Friends 2015

Mons 2015


Young Japanese poets take up challenge of poetry slam!  

The International Poetry Slam Tournament pitted teams of three poets each in readings of their work. Each poet had three minutes to present a reading, and the audience awarded points to judge the competition. Twenty-four teams took part from such countries as France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and Britain. The sole non-European team was from Japan, consisting of Jo Tachibana, Mizuki Misumi and Takeo Oshima, taking part in their first competition. The Japanese team’s works and performances were well received, and win followed win until they were edged out in the semifinal round. The three-day competition brought poets together from around the world to a place of vibrant communication matching their verse against each other, discussing poetry and talking.


27 -29 Mar. 2015


Maison Folie

Japanese poets:

Mizuki Misumi

Takeo Ohshima

Joh Tachibana

Joh Tachibana

Mizuki Misumi

Takeo Oshima

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