Derbyshire’s new Poet Laureate Matt Black joined Buxton’s Open Poetry Slam at its new venue in The Buckingham Hotel recently.
Matt performed alongside local poets and other regulars from across the country.
Word Wizards Slams uniquely give everyone the same performance time.
Poets read original works for up to three minutes, over four to six rounds, accruing scores, laughs and applause along the way.
This year sees the group hosting the fifth Open Poetry Slam in the Buxton Festival Fringe and launching community celebration events throughout the High Peak.
If you want to move your own poetry from page to performance, the Word Wizards friendly Slam takes place on the last Tuesday of every month.
Contact Rob Stevens on 01298 77362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.