first thursdays

Poetry slams: Why I love First Thursdays

Performance therapy came to mind as I watched the spectacle of First Thursdays. Poets from the islands and all over got up onstage and bared their souls with poems that were political, satirical, lyrical, but all soulful. The audience was…

Party pics: First Thursday HawaiiSlam Finals

The biggest slam poetry event of the year went off on Thursday evening, with the Grand Slam Finals at Fresh Cafe. The 12 best poets from the 2011-2012 season presented their strongest pieces in a three-round elimination match, with the…