Dan O'Connel Hotel and the Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup and we'll be reviewing the Electric Text scrolling down the walls of Federation Square. Watch out poets, the audience-lurking and eavesdropping has officially begun.Today, Slam Up is sending reviewers to the
Melbourne's Overload Poetry Festival opened last night and two of Slam Up's reviewers were there. What was the verdict? Were they blown off their feet? Moved to tears? Wowed with words? Steady on, you'll have to wait a little.Their verdicts will be published on this blog within 48 hours. What this house-bound editorial monkey can reveal though, is that she received a text from one of the reviewers revealing she was hankering to be home in bed. Why? Did she discover a new poet she fancied? Was she tired after a hard day's work? Had she had too much opening night red wine? Or did the unthinkable happen and she was absolutely bored out of her mind? Stay tuned (when you're not out at today's awesome Overload events) to find out. Were you at Opening Night? What was your verdict?