SLAM POETRY: Morgan Glasby's performance of Skinny Girls was outstanding.
SLAM POETRY: Morgan Glasby's performance of Skinny Girls was outstanding. Andrew Messenger

Talent on show at festival

IT'S not often you see slam poetry in Charleville.

But Morgan Glasby's performance of the poem Skinny Girls Bleed Flowers by Savannah Brown definitely had the biggest impact of the Charleville Performing Arts Gala Concert on Saturday night.

Morgan said the poem, with themes of anorexia and suicide, appealed to her on a personal level, as well as aesthetically.

"I've struggled with mental illness myself, not anorexia specifically,” she said.

She's followed the American slam poet on YouTube and likes her work a lot.

"I like controversial statements, things that make emotion,” she said.

"(That's what slam poetry is all about) that's why I like it.”

St Mary's Year 3 students won the Group Verse Speaking round with The Dentist and the Crockodile by Roald Dahl.

Isabella Moore was the best with the pen, winning the creative writing encouragement award.

Police officer Juliet Schmidt talked about an entirely different sort of pig in the SWNRM Goin Piggin competition, as alter ego Feral Cheryl.

She poked fun at everything from Bacon Busters to the organisation that paid for her prize.


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