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Help the 1st Aus poetry slam team get to the USA
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Help send Slamalamadingdong, the first Australian slam team, to the National Poetry Slam in Denver, CO, USA this August and put Australian spoken word on the map.

Slamalamadingdong, founded by Michelle Dabrowski in 2012, is Melbourne's premiere poetry slam, featuring nationally and internationally renowned spoken word artists and home to the development of Melbourne's next generation of spoken word talent.

In 2017, we became Poetry Slam, Inc. certified which means we can send a team of four poets to the United States each year to compete in the National Poetry Slam. This year it's on August 7-12 in Denver, Colorado. In May, our Grand Slam decided the four poets that will make up the team: wāni, Rik the Most, John Englezos and Fleassy Malay.

This will be the first officially certified slam team from Australia to compete at NPS. Individuals have gone and competed before when individual entrants were allowed but never representing a slam.

We need your help to raise over $10,000 for registration fees and most important plane tickets to send the team over to the US. You'll be supporting putting Australian spoken word artists and poets on the map, showing how unique especially the Melbourne scene is and forging a path for hopefully more Australian slams to go to the US to compete, as well as creating links between slam communities in the US to hopefully exchange artists who want to tour overseas.

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