Full Moon Poets presented their 17th annual Winter Poetry Slam at the historical La Paloma Theatre. The event allowed local writers and performers to gather, compete, and celebrate spoken word. Seventeen poets performed their work for five judges who were randomly selected from the crowd. The poetry slam is a free event that occurs twice a year, and always promises a memorable evening. The speakers range from adolescents to seniors who must perform their original work without props, costumes, or musical instruments.The newest additions to the winners circle are Joe Limer, Shannon Linzer, and Jim Babwe who won first, second, and third place, respectively. For more information email info@artsalivefoundation.org.