PhotoTO: Flip Slam
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PhotoTO: Flip Slam

Len Cervantes moves the audience with his words during the poetry slam portion of the Kultura Filipino Arts Festival at the Kapisanan Philippine Arts Centre in Kensington this past Saturday.
Editor’s Note: Torontoist contributor Cal MacLean was at another poetry slam event on Saturday – The Drake’s. As Cal notes, it’s been a “slamming” week for poetry. He sends us this from the show:

Maybe wordplay is just infectious. This past Saturday the Drake hosted the Toronto Poetry Slam, where 9 poets faced off against one another. The event was judged by Rives, an American slam poet, who also served as the opening act. If you’re curious as to what was heard on Saturday – or what the hell slam poetry is – Rives’s website hosts some of the work he performed.