This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Broken Speech Poetry Slam, the poetry slam I run here in Orlando and it’s been an interesting and rewarding journey. Orlando as a city has a notoriously short attention span. The fact something lasts a year is a miracle in this town that is not a drinking night or open mic. This is month two of the format going from weekly to monthly, except this month I’m doing two shows, one a regular slam and the other a feature plus a regular slam at an offsite venue. Producing the slam for this long has made a positive impact on the literary scene here which I don’t think would have happened without its existence. We still have a lot of work to do but I’m seeing more and more progress in Central Florida. I don’t know if I’ll be doing this for ten more years. We’ll see.