I have been doing a little thinking about poetry and its place in the public arena these days, and that brought to mind for me the very popular poetry slams going on in major cities all over the world.
Singapore is one spot that is trying to increase the visibility of poetry on the cultural front. There are many activities to encourage reading and writing poetry, especially aimed at young readers and writers. Stomp Cast is one of the bodies that is really on the forefront of organizing events like poetry slams in Singapore. (And the English as it is Broken section of their site is lots of fun too!)
There is a regular poetry slam at Velvet Underground at Zouk the last Tuesday of each month.
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