San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bas Böttcher: 20 Years of Slam Poetry - To Germany and Back Again
This talkback between Bas Böttcher and leading Washington, DC-based slam poets will discuss:
- What issues are addressed using slam poetry in the United States and Germany?
- What are the different forms and inspirations for slam poetry in the two countries?
- What is the history of slam in Germany?
- How has the media changed and reflected slam poetry?
- Does the recent prevalence of viral videos affect poets’ way of making performances?
- What opportunities are there for slam poets to tour internationally?
Presented in cooperation with Beltway Poetry Slam.
When & Where
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.