The 2017 Poetics Slammy awards are a literary event that draws up to 150 poets, authors and editors to an auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
We recently sat down with the head honcho at the annual event, poet/producer Chris Rupkey, to talk about the winners and how the award goes down the line.
Here’s what we learned:The Poetics Prize is one of the biggest literary events on campus, and it’s an amazing opportunity to meet and get to know some of the best poets on the planet.
But it also has a lot to do with the state of the poetry scene, Rupkeys thoughts on what the next wave of poets are up to and the impact of the current climate.
It’s a very tough year for poets and for poets who are still figuring out how to write better and better poetry.
That’s something I’ve learned through my own personal experience, and I think a lot of people would say, I don’t know if this is going to be a good year for me, or if this will be a bad year for myself, so we’re going to have to find a way to get through this.
So we’re just going to keep going.
I think it’s important to look at it this way.
Poetry is one form of storytelling, so if we’re looking at a writer’s output, we need to look in that direction.
It’s not like, this writer’s done great work in other genres.
There are some great writers who are doing great work now.
So, there are some poets who have done really great work.
And there are others who are writing great work, but their output is not really reflecting what’s going on with the genre as a whole.
So there’s a big opportunity to find writers who do great work right now and who have the tools and the ability to be better writers.
There’s always an opportunity to do something different.
I think that’s the point.
I don’ know what it is.
I’m a bit of a cynic, but I think there’s so much room to be more inventive.
It seems to me that the best writers are often the ones who do a lot.
And so, it seems like there’s room for all kinds of creativity in poetry.
The other thing that I think is a big part of the prize that’s going to continue to expand the number of poets is that it will be about more people.
I always say that I don`t think it`s about the number, it’s about the quality.
You can do better, you can do great.
And that`s what you do, you get better.
And the Poetics Award is a way for poets to get into the conversation about the art of writing and to see what all of us are doing, how we are working, and the things that are changing.
That will keep poetry relevant.
It is a lot more fun to be in the room than in the studio.
You are on stage with your peers and you`re in the company of other people.
It is much more intimate.
It`s a lot better for everybody.
The Poetics Awards are great because the stakes are high, the prize is really important, but it is also the most accessible thing.
People can come to the Poetry Awards and get a feel for what it means to be at the top of your game.
The prize is big and the money is big, but you don`s have to work hard to be there.
The Poetic Slammy is a really good opportunity to get to meet some of these amazing poets.
You get to see how they work and how they’re writing.
There`s great visibility in poetry, and you get to hear some of their stuff, and some of it is really compelling and it`ll be really fun to hear.
It might even be fun to write poetry.
But the prize doesn`t guarantee you a seat at the table.
It doesn`s like the Oscars.
You might be one of those few people who might get to write a good poem or a good book.
And maybe you can win a prize, but the Poetic Prize is the most rewarding way to be able to be around the poets and get into their world.