Slam Poetry Nights

POETRY / Love, when you’re an adrenaline junky

And in spite of knowing this/ In spite of the absurdity of it all/ You let yourself fall

POETRY / Love won’t you love me

Break me into numbers and spirals, and blood and flesh make me all that I don't wish to be.

POETRY / On a Thursday on Kazi Nazrul Avenue

On a Thursday, I went back home, and I took a walk./ On the sidewalk, I saw a splash of maroon on a grey block.

SHOUTxDS Books ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ takes the stage at Dhaka Lit Fest with aplomb

Slam poetry nights returned for its 5th installment on Thursday, January 2023, at the first day of Dhaka Lit Fest 2023 at Nazrul Mancha, Bangla Academy. 

On curating Slam Poetry Nights for Dhaka Lit Fest tomorrow

The most moving part about these poetry sessions is the conversations.

SHOUTxDS Books presents ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ — Episode 4

Returning for its 4th instalment, December's Slam Poetry Nights was different in several ways.

EVENT / Slam Poetry Nights 4 goes to Gulshan Paara Uthshab

SHOUT and Daily Star Books jointly organise the Slam Poetry Nights once every month to offer a platform for conversations on art, personal freedom, and the issues urgent to the country’s people, all through the lens of poetry. 

SHOUTxDS Books presents 'Slam Poetry Nights' — Episode 3

The December session arrives on Friday, December 2, at the Gulshan Paara Utshab at 3:00-3:45 PM.

Events / 'Slam Poetry Nights', organised by SHOUTxDS Books, returns with gusto for its third installment

Around 17 participants took centre stage to perform their poetry at the event.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

SHOUTxDS Books ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ returns with gusto

Nineteen performers recited poems in Bangla and English, their topics ranging from nostalgia, personal growth and daydreams to mental health, death, and trauma.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

SHOUTxDS Books presents ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ — Episode 1

The poems ranged from mental health issues to individual freedom of expression and every musing in between.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

The possibilities of slam poetry

The evening of September 8 at The Daily Star Centre saw an outpouring of verses to a live and very interactive audience. Daily Star Books and SHOUT jointly launched our series of Slam Poetry Nights—an evening, every month, of verses recited in the spirit of creative freedom.

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