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SLIM / Uptown Poetry Slam



SLIM / Uptown Poetry Slam

Week of Italian Language in the World 2022

October 17-23


Uptown Poetry Slam

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00pm CT

Green Mill Jazz Club

4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL


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Photo: Luca De Benedetti


The Uptown Poetry Slam show is an extension of the original slam show that started at the Green Mill in July 1986. It has been the model for all slams to follow and an inspiration for the worldwide spread of performance poetry. It presents guest performers from around the world, an open mic for newcomers, and a goofy slam competition called the Dumb Rhyming Word Game. Pristine jazz is on hand to add a musical back drop to the poetry. On the occasion of the Week of Italian Language in the World, the italian Poetry Slam World Champion 2021 Giuliano Logos will perform  with an opening act by Olympia.


Organized by Green Mill Jazz Club

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 16, 2022

Time: At 3:00 pm

Organized by : Organizzato da Green Mill Jazz Club

Entrance : With fee


Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago