KMAC Poetry Slam

KMAC Poetry Slams are one of Louisville's premiere slam poetry events. Taking place on the last Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM (unless otherwise noted), the Slam is a competition amongst local poets and juried by audience members. During the pandemic, Poetry Slams will take place outdoors at RePurposed on Main, 615 Main Street. Please check our calendar or social media for the latest announcements regarding dates, times, and locations. For more information, please email Hunter Kissel, KMAC's Director of Engagement and Visitor Services, at hunter@kmacmuseum.org.

Presented in partnership with Lance Newman and Young Poets of Louisville, and supported by Louisville Metro Government through the External Agency Fund.

In 2020, the Slam was modified into a virtual program consisting of individual video episodes, which can be accessed below. Each video showcases poets and features workshop segments with Lance Newman.

 

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 1

Featuring Diamond Roberts 

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 2

Featuring Rapheal Jenkins

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 3 

Featuring Christopher Derome and Gina Marie

KMAC Poetry Series Episode 4

Featuring Jasmine Collins and Rashad Mitchell

"Mr. Spreadlove"  - Lance G. Newman

Lance G. Newman II was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a writer, poet, host, actor, performing, visual and teaching artist. His experience is the culmination of a 16 year career performing around the country. As a playwright, he helped create plays such as the Smoketown Poetry OperaThe Westend Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns. Under the name SpreadLovEnterprise, he teaches his creative writing and public speaking curriculum in schools, community centers and service providing organizations. He hosts the largest and longest running poetry slam in Louisville, created the public art “LITS Project” on 4th Street,  and has been featured in newspapers, commercials and the feature film Frathouse.  Newman is better known by the moniker ‘Mr. SpreadLove,’ a local man of worldly talent.

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