THE ''Fools" are coming out for April Fool's Day for Say Owt Slam's spoken-word night with a difference on Sunday, says co-host and York performance poet Henry Raby.

"In a normal poetry slam, the poets must use their words and wit to impress the judges and set themselves aside as the greatest performer of the evening, but this weekend's Anti-Slam takes this formula and totally flips it, scoreboards and all," he explains.

What will Sunday's audience witness, Henry? "The soppiest, slushiest love poetry that would make your date queasy. Rubbish radical revolutionary poetry that would make you get a job as a banker," he says.

"You can cringe at poems crammed with silly stanzas, pathetic puns and idiotic imagery and mournful metaphors (and atrocious alliteration). Poetry that transcends quality, becoming genius!

"It's totally unique and totally guaranteed to make you howl with laughter. There’s no other genre that pokes fun at itself like an Anti-Slam. Come cheer (boo?) on the winner (loser?)"

Who will be taking part in the Anti-Slam? "We have such illustrious characters as grime’s most famous unknown artist, Dan Galeforce," says Henry. "We have last year’s winner Honey Brown, who dominated with her cringe-worthy 50 Shades Of Brown ‘romantic’ poem. Poets from Manchester, Peterborough, Durham, Hull and, of course, York, will be competing for the title of Anti-Hero Slam Champ!"

Tickets for Sunday's 7.30pm event cost £7 on the door.