So I arrived in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on the 14th and found my way to the Poetry Slam there. I was amazed at how many people came to watch, the venue was PACKED.
After I performed the 28th Amendment – which left the crowd blown away – I talked to other poets who told me that a few of them have competed and won on the national (Germany) level. WHOA
I moved on to the final and decided to go with a poem catering towards my German audience, Ode to Public Transportation (obviously replacing the Polish dialogue with German) and the liked it. I received a bottle of wine for being a finalist, it was amazing.
Due to my performance, I was invited to another slam on Saturday night, the 15th to a small place in Karlsuhe, about 200km south of Frankfurt.
Here, I again performed the 28th Amendment but then decided to debut Crippling Insecurity/Regaining Confidence. I believe they loved it – hard to tell with far fewer people there. Regardless, I ended up winning!
I suppose I’m now a serious Slam Poet!
November 29th is just around the corner.