Slam Poetry, according to Urban Dictionary, is “The only thing known to man that makes anyone under the age of thirty like poetry.”
“Slam poetry is what’s considered modern poetry,” said Chloe Rose, leader of the Slam Poetry club. “It’s a mixture of poetry and performance arts, because you’re not just reading your poem, but performing in front of a crowd.”
This month, on February 16 from 6-9pm, the members of the club are being featured at The Salty Creative, a performance venue in Ogden near 27th and Washington. It’s a small establishment that allows students to attend slams and perform their poems. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and performers get in free.
“All the profits, after paying rent for the venue, go to us,” Rose said, “So we make a profit as a club to do some more really cool stuff.”