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Poetry Slamming

Posted in POETRY with tags , on July 14, 2010 by echostains

I came across ‘Slam’ poetry the other day and was curious about the word ‘Slam’ and how it related to poetry.  According to Wiki, a poetry Slam is a competition where people recite their own work and are judged by a set of chosen judges.  The work is usually political and topical and quite fast.  Taylor Phillips gives a passionate and furious delivery about poetry and the use of words.  Poets are judged not only on their poem but also on the delivery of that poetry and the passionate delivery.  Her poetry and pace took my breath away – I hope you enjoy this as much as me:)

passionate and a fast and furious delivery Taylor Phillips

Poetry Slam definition here

and for those who wish to write it – here’s some instructions

video from bootswithdafur