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SLIM / Show Me Poetry



SLIM / Show Me Poetry

Week of Italian Language in the World 2022

October 17-23


“Show Me Poetry” Poetry Slam

Sunday, October 30 at 7pm CT

Nathan P. Murphy’s

218 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO


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Photo: Lucia Liberti


The "Show Me Poetry" Poetry Slam is an opportunity for poets to compete and share their original poetry, and for the audience to experience the community at work. In a rotation of three rounds, poets have three minutes to present one original poem per round. This slam encourages the audience to take part in the show as well, either as one of the five volunteer judges, or by simply cheering on the poets and booing the scores they feel were too low. Italian artist Giuliano Logos (World Poetry Slam Champion 2021) will be the Special Guest for this evening, while Italian performer Olympia will perform the calibration poem.


Organized by Nathan P. Murphy’s

Event Info


logos headshot templateThe performance artist, poet and rapper Giuliano Logos, founder of the artistic collective WOW - Incendi Spontanei, is 2021 Poetry Slam World Champion and the first Italian artist to win this title (XV Grand Slam World Cup, Paris 2021). In 2019 he opened his solo show tour "MÖBIUS - Interactive performance poetry show", performed in Italy, France, Germany and Belgium: a show, sweetened by the science fiction setting of time travel, in which the audience decides the course of events, addressing the modern individual's relationship with society and the search for his or her ultimate purpose. In 2022 he presented his new solo show “ABRAXAS”. Photo: Federico Masini


olympia headshot templateOlympia - poet and performer of WOW - Incendi Spontanei - investigates issues related to intersectional feminism, gender issues, queerness, body and sex positivity. In 2022 she presented her performance poetry solo show “Polyrhythm”, about polyamory and consensual non-monogamies, premiered within “Not of Only Sex - a sex positive festival”. Active in the field of contemporary art, she has her studio at Ombrelloni Art Space in Rome's San Lorenzo Art District. She is currently working on the performance project OnlyPoetryFans, focused on poetry and sex work. She has presented her works for Villa Medici - Academy of France in Rome, Casa Internazionale delle Donne (Rome) and Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma Capitale.


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The Week of Italian Language in the World is a yearly worldwide celebration of the Italian language and creativity. This initiative was born in 2001 in cooperation with the Accademia della Crusca. It is organized during the third week of October by the Embassies, Consulates, and Italian Cultural Institutes, with the support of the Ministry of Culture (MiC), the Ministry of University and Research (MUR), the Government of Switzerland and all of the main partners for the promotion of the Italian language.  


Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : Organizzato da Nathan P. Murphy's

Entrance : With fee


Nathan P. Murphy’s 218 S Campbell Ave, Springfiel