Carson Wolfe is Manchester’s 2022’s Slam-o-Vision Entry!

3 November 2022 - News
Back in August, we launched Manchester City of Literature’s submission window to select our entry to this year’s Slam-o-Vision and after a very difficult selection process, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be represented by Manchester poet, Carson Wolfe!

It was a really tough decision this year as the caliber of poems and performances submitted were high. We’d like to thank each person that submitted, you should all be really proud of yourselves and the work you’re putting out there.

After a long panel, our selection is Carson, a Mancunian poet who lives, works and studies here. The first in their family to go to university they’re on track for graduating with a first class degree in creative writing.

An Aurora Prize Winner and a category winner in the Button video contest 2021, Carson already has several accolades to their name. Their poems have appeared with Fourteen PoemsThe Penn Review, and Hobart, and are forthcoming with Rattle. Carson is currently a teaching assistant to Megan Falley on her renowned writing workshop Poems That Don’t Suck.

Slam-o-Vision is a yearly UNESCO City of Literature contest and is spoken word’s answer to Eurovision. It’s a Global Poetry Slam.

We had the honour of hosting Slam-o-Vision last year as in 2020 the Manchester entry was the joint winner. We think you’ll agree that with Carson’s writing talent and authentic performance here, that there’s a really good chance we could win again!

Slam-o-Vision is a digital event, so while Nottingham (last year’s winners) will host a physical event next month, all entries will be shown via video recording and the event will be streamed, so all countries involved can still attend. There are 42 UNESCO Cities of Literature and all 42 were eligible to submit their entry, this is truly a global platform and we think Carson’s entry does our city proud.

We can’t wait to see what everyone else has put together.