Eugene is known as a mecca of art. From the Last Friday Art Walk, to the Hult Center, to the summer Bach festival, artists have found a welcoming and supportive home in this city. We have everything from visual art to music and musicals to protest art from the Occupy Eugene crowd. A talented but obscure part of our art community is slam poetry. For the last decade, the Eugene Poetry Slam has hosted and promoted this unique form of poetry with hardly any media attention.