Kayenta Arts Foundation is proud to present an evening of performance poetry. The public is invited to enjoy a group of remarkable Utah poets “perform” their own poetry on stage.
For the first time ever, Southern Utah will be represented by a team of local poets who will compete in the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA, August 5 – 9. Hundreds of premier performance poets from North America and Europe convene that week in Oakland for the competition, but Southern Utah residents will have an opportunity to enjoy and support their poet representatives by attending a local performance event here at the Kayenta Outdoor Theatre in Ivins.
This year’s poets include: Ron Coulson, Darren M. Edwards, Gina Grissom, Erika Larsen and Whitney Shurtleff. All of the poets have performed locally and are extremely talented, bringing their own singular voice to share with the community.
“If you’ve never attended a performance poetry event before you’re missing something very special,” assures Morris. “It’s the perfect confluence of poetry and theatre. Just like good theatre, performance poetry not only entertains, but also touches your heart, opens your mind and reaches into your soul.”
Tables will be set up so that everyone can sit back, eat, relax and be drawn into the world of the performing artists. Bring a picnic along and make an evening of it!
Due to adult content and adult language this event is recommended for mature audiences only.