B I S Poetry Slam 2017

The Slam took place at SAIACS Convention Centre and the space, classy yet intimate, was perfect for the spirit of the Slam. The young poets dazzled us with their passion and wit, their words often eliciting applause, gasps, laughter and sometimes even tears. The students in the audience marveled at how well the ones on stage echoed their sentiments and the adults in the audience wondered if they were ever as bold and as articulate as the 16-18 year olds on stage…

Sarah Kay

a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader, a spoken word poetry teacher, the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, a witty banter enthusiast, a postcard lover, a documentary filmmaker, a foodie, a playwright, a singer, a songwriter, a photographer, a best-selling author of the book B. the author of No Matter the Wreckage, a musical theater geek, the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father.

Phil Kaye

Raised in a California beach town to a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, Phil first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. Since then, he has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. He is the co-director of Project VOICE. Through his work with Project VOICE, Phil has worked hands-on with students of all different ages in over a hundred schools around the world.

Notable Performances from BIS Slam 2017 February

Deyvika Srinivasa - Bangalore International School Title: Talk Nerdy to Me

Aman Nathani - Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Title: I'm Batman
Individual Performance - Winner

Yamini Krishnan - St Mary's, Pune
Individual Prize Winner

Video Recordings from BIS Slam Nov 2017

Bangalore International School

Title: Jaihind
Second Place Winners - Group Category

Sri Kumaran Children’s Home, Bangalore

Canadian International School, Bangalore

Aditti Mallya International School, Bangalore

Samah Shahed - Mallya Aditi International School

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai

Title: Imaginary Friends Anonymous
First Place Winner - Group Category

Pathways Noida

The International School of Bangalore

Title: Summa Cum Laude
The International School Bangalore

Inventure Academy, Bangalore

Title: Dear Bigotry
Third Place Winners - Group Category

British School, Delhi

The British School, Delhi - Group Performance

Legacy School

St. Mary’s College, Pune

Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore

Lancers International School

Bangalore International School © 2017