The first-ever Boundless festival will finish up with the clicking of fingers and stomping of feet as The Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) hosts their October slam.
The not-for-profit community collective was founded in 2013 by Western Sydney Uni students Ahmad Al Rady and Sara Mansour and was the first regular poetry slam of Western Sydney. Since then BPS has gained national recognition as the largest regular slam in the country. Heralding in over 300 people every month, BPS has featured renowned spoken word poets such as Mark Gonzales, Amal Kassir, Candy Royalle, Omar Musa and Luka Lesson.
The bulk of performances come from the audience, with anyone keen to participate signing up at the start of the night. They are then given scores by judges selected from the audience. The night also usually includes local musical acts and a feature performance from a seasoned poet. At the Boundless slam, audiences will be treated to a performance from award-winning poet Luka Lesson.