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December 5, 2007

Slam poetry at Slainte

Has anyone been to poetry night at Slainte Pub?

Seems like an odd place for a slam poetry reading.

Aren't they usually held in coffeehouses?

Still, I'd much rather have a beer than a cup of coffee.

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:05 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


You could have a Guinness, which is beer that tastes like coffee.

Not only have I been to Slam Poetry at Slainte, I help run it! Poetry slam is something that you could find, really, just about anywhere. When I first discovered it, it was in a basement coffeeshop in Charles Village. I've found it in churches, barns, community centers, but most prominently in bars. They seem to be the best places for no-holds-barred poetry to take place. Check it out, and I recommend an Irish Coffee, as Slainte makes a fantastic one!

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