TV : SBS NEWS - Multilingual Poetry Slam

SBS World News were on hand to film our annual Multilingual Poetry Slam at Customs House in partnership with City of Sydney. It is excellent coverage!

 

TV : ABC NEWS - Word Travels Festival

Miles Merrill and special international guest Ursula Rucker appeared on ABC TV to discuss the inaugural Word Travels Festival, slam poetry and its importance as a movement and way of creative and political expression.

2013

RADIO : ABC Radio National - Australian Poetry slam

RADIO : ABC Radio National - Australian Poetry slam

Radio National was the media partner for Australian Poetry Slam. We did a national call out for slam champions that provided content for RN and promoted the APS across the country. Dozens of poets rang in and left poems on an answering machine. Will Small from Wyong was chosen by listeners as The Radio National Slam Champion.

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2013

Print/Video/Online : Sydney Morning Herald - Australian Poetry Slam

Print/Video/Online : Sydney Morning Herald - Australian Poetry Slam

Australian Poetry Slam, part of Word Travels' Story Fest, was a great success with a sold out crowd at Sydney Opera House. Sydney Morning Herald featured article and video by NSW slam poets, Yasmin Lewis and Troy Wong.

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2014

PRINT/VIDEO/ONLINE : Sydney Morning Herald - Multilingual PoetrySlam

PRINT/VIDEO/ONLINE : Sydney Morning Herald - Multilingual PoetrySlam

Word Travels received a great write up for this key event. Belinda Lopez, Bukhu, Lorna Munro and Krupa Mehta were all featured in short film created by SMH

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2014

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Cover

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Cover

Who knew that poetry slams would get AFR readers hot? Check out the pic on the top left cover. That's Miles.

2011

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Page 1

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Page 1

A double page spread in the AFR. After this, the number of CEOs using poetry in their presentations rose by 200%

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Page 2

PRINT : Australian Financial Review - Page 2

Yes that is Sage Francis in between the stock exchange reports and the business analysis pages.

Story Fest - Cover Story

Story Fest - Cover Story

Kid Solo from Horrorshow features at Story Fest.

PRINT : MX Magazine

PRINT : MX Magazine

APS participants Lachlan Bray and Dave Carter featured in Mx Magazine October 2013

Sydney Morning Herald - Australian Poetry Slam

Sydney Morning Herald - Australian Poetry Slam

Breaking News: Dr. Alan Pham voted NSW Slam Champion!

PRINT : Daily Telegraph - Sydney Writers Fest

PRINT : Daily Telegraph - Sydney Writers Fest

Miles Merrill not only directs Word Travels he performs stories with funky bands like Synergy. This article is about his Sydney Writers' Festival show, Hits, Trips and Scraps.

PRINT : Sydney Morning Herald - Metro - Cover Page

PRINT : Sydney Morning Herald - Metro - Cover Page

Our Sydney Festival show, Slamming was the cover story for an SMH Metro article.

We slightly disagree with the sentiment "hip hop is saving poetry" but it's great two get the cover and a double page. This was the show that started the ball rolling on our Australian Poetry Slam in 2004

 

December 2004

PRINT : SMH Metro Page 1

PRINT : SMH Metro Page 1

Interesting exploration of the Sydney slam scene in 2004.

PRINT : SMH Metro Page 2

PRINT : SMH Metro Page 2

More discussion of Sydney slams and a description of the origins of slam in Chicago.