You'll also be able to go online to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to the samples, meet poets, and discover new inspirations. It's showtime! The ultimate guide for anyone who wants to run a slam or performance poetry show
Author: Marc Kelly Smith
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
How can I run my own slam? For groups large and small, from single events to recurring programs, Stage a Poetry Slam explains the easy way to make your slams a success. Stage a Poetry Slam is a comprehensive guide for both budding and seasoned Slammasters — people in charge of organizing and promoting poetry slams and spoken word events. Marc Kelly Smith, grand founder of the Slam movement and host of the original Uptown Poetry Slam, the one that started them all, takes you back stage to reveal the techniques and strategies he's crafted over his 20 years plus of developing world-class Slam shows. In Stage a Poetry Slam, Marc leads you through the process of shaping your own Slam from vision to opening night, as you discover how to... Fashion a crystal clear vision that drives the development of your first show Plan a detailed itinerary for a Slam extravaganza Scope out a venue that fits your vision Choose the right stage type for maximum impact Deal with the technical stuff — lights, mics, props, & drops Recruit and organize emcees, volunteers, and other support Discover talented performance poets and spoken word artists Publicize and promote your show to attract an eager audience Stage special shows for corporate and community events Take ownership of your show, so it doesn't get hijacked Negotiate fair compensation with club owners and other patrons of the arts Stage a Poetry Slam is packed with practical, world-tested advice on how to craft a compelling spoken word poetry event and promote in such a way to pack the seats and leave a line out to the streets. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so you always have a place to visit to pick up ideas and talk shop with other Slammasters! Marc Kelly Smith—the father of the poetry slam himself—shares his experiences from thousands of shows to get readers started, covering everything, including finding a venue, lighting and sound, managing performers, even getting publicity. Stage a Poetry Slam is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and examples that will wake up an audience and keep them coming back. You'll also be able to go online to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to the samples, meet poets, and discover new inspirations. It's showtime! The ultimate guide for anyone who wants to run a slam or performance poetry show
With this book, you'll also be able to link to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations for your next performance.
Author: Marc Kelly Smith
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's where your muse leads you). Take the Mic is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and tons of examples of slam poems that wake up an audience. With this book, you'll also be able to link to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations for your next performance. The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Performing with Power Take the Mic is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage. Marc Kelly Smith (So What!), grand founder of the Slam movement, serves as you personal coach, showing you how to craft stage-worthy verse and deliver a poetry performance that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic, you discover how to... Pen poetry that's conducive to on-stage performance Overcome stage fright Practice powerful performance techniques Rehearse like a pro Shape a loose collection of poems into a killer set Connect with your audience — heart and soul Master the art of self-promotion Schedule your own slam poetry tour Transform your hobby into paying gigs Act professional to establish a solid reputation in the Slam community Take the Mic is packed with practical exercises you can do alone or in class to hone your skills and transform your body, mind, voice, verse, and spirit into an engaging stage presence. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so no matter where you are, you always have a place to Take the Mic!
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry documents the first ten years of this cultural phenomenon with details on slam history and rules, hosting your own slam, winning strategies, tips for memorization, crafting group pieces ...
Author: Gary Glazner
Publisher: Manic D Press
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry documents the first ten years of this cultural phenomenon with details on slam history and rules, hosting your own slam, winning strategies, tips for memorization, crafting group pieces, and other informative essays, as well as 100 of the best slam-winning poems ever.
... affect, and bearing on stage aligns him (in at least certain ways) with varieties
of spoken word and slam poetry.30 However, working against this remarkable stage presence is the disjunctive, often surreal quality of his poems, and his own
Author: Eric Falci
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Value of Poetry shows how and why poetry matters in the contemporary world twenty-first century readers.
In this section of the book , you will find information on : • Staging a poetry night •
Student guidelines for reading poetry Staging poetry slams : D Tips for Reading
Poetry ☆ Memorize your poem . Even. 115 À la Carte (Ideas for sharing poetry ...
Author: Connie Homan Weaver
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Get ready to serve up a tantalizing feast of poetry lessons. Poetry A la Carteis an entire menu of classroom-tested ideas for teaching poetry. Teaching poetry is a cinch with these classroom-tested ideas. Start by introducing poetic devices (alliteration, simile, etc.) and prewriting exercises. Then, move on to the main course--a feast of ideas for writing original poetry. Add a sampling of 15 traditional poetry formats and the meal is nearly complete. Finish with projects for sharing poetry through art and oral language. This book includes: complete lesson plans, sample poems, and writing instructions for students. This comprehensive guide offers new ideas that will spur students' creative thinking and offer them new formats for poetry writing. The relevant topics provide powerful motivators for developing written and oral language. The result is a sumptuous banquet that will tease the palates of both beginning and experienced writers, providing them with a variety of unique opportunities for developing written and oral language skills.
spin - offs band slams , 267 Battle of the Bay , 312 Canadian Spoken Word
Olympics , 313 celebrity slams , 264 Chi Town ... PSI ( Poetry Slam , Inc . ) , 285 -
286 stage fright coping mechanisms accumulation of stage time , 70 - 71 alcohol
Author: Marc Kelly Smith
Category: Literary Criticism
Get in on the action...CD included! According to the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, a "strand of new poetry began at Chicago's Green Mill Tavern in 1986 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam." Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the United States. Now, the father of the poetry slam presents the most comprehensive book on spoken-word poetry performances.
Beat stage fright 5. Run a winning competition for your school or community group Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe spoken word artists of all ages slam like a pro."
Author: Miles Merrill
"No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic-you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, spoken word artist and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa Nozica will take you from novice to spoken word superstar in no time. Twenty years after Merrill introduced poetry slams to Australia, there’s a national competition with a live audience of 20 000 people, and it’s taught in schools across the country. It’s been nothing short of a revolution! With tips from stars of the Australian poetry slam scene, including bestselling author Maxine Beneba Clarke, Slam Your Poetry provides step-by-step instructions and exercises that will inspire you to: 1. Write a poem that pops 2. Rehearse like a winner 3. Wow your audience 4. Beat stage fright 5. Run a winning competition for your school or community group Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe spoken word artists of all ages slam like a pro."
The most important thing in performance poetry and slam and any of it is the poem . And the whole reason why we do any of that other stuff , the whole reason
why we perform , why we jump around on the stage , why we get up at slams and
In Albuquerque , they're all served up with live poetry performances . ... a thriving
community of spokenword artists , some of whom have taken their skills to the
national stage — and even brought home titles from top poetry slam competitions
117 who want to put the passion , excitement , and entertainment back into the
presentation of poetry on stage . The Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill was
an outgrowth of the Monday Night Poetry Readings and open mic at the Get Me ...
Author: Mark Eleveld
Publisher: Sourcebooks Mediafusion
Category: American poetry
Hear over 70 minutes of electrifying live poetry on 1 audio CD
The Green Mill offered rows of tiny cocktail tables , solid wood booths along the
sides , and a decent - sized , slightly elevated stage ; in general a much cozier
interior for the crowds of the poetry slams . The poetry slams were rowdy
Beyond these more traditional poetic devices , volume and timbre of the voice ,
blocking ( the way that the poet moves on stage ) , and the poet ' s ability to
connect with the audience are integral parts of the slam poem . As the above
Choice FM stage , Club Asia mela marquee , BBC London Bus - Live on * 94 .
9FM , London Comedy Festival marquee , dance culture stage , poetry slam
finals , UNISON dub stage , children ' s play area and funfair , food ...
poet is speaking on behalf of a larger , often outraged community and , like the
tribal shaman , envisions a better world ” ( 1987 ... It annually conducts over
1,900 performances and some 200 teacher workshops involving 550,000
students - bringing " poetry from the page to the stage . ... Whether motivated by
the likes of Gioia , offbeat innovations like the poetry slam , or their own sense of
Author: Albert B. Somers
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Describes the different resources that can be used to teach high school students about poetry.
tertainment is both excellent and contemporary - the club launched the careers of
Kurt Elling and Patricia Barber - and the Uptown Poetry Slam , a competitive
poetry reading , takes center stage on Sunday . 4802 N . Broadway , Uptown
Author: Elise Allen
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Category: Sports & Recreation
A unique travel guide for those competing in major U.S. marathons and their cheering sections covers every aspect of planning for a trip, with information on hotels close to the starting lines, places to eat, the best viewing spots, local landmarks and sightseeing opportunities, and more for the races in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and others. Original.
Poetry Slam ? ” he said . “ They don't gold mine . And neither one throws stuff .
rock , which doubles as a laundromat . throw ... About sharing on stage They've
madeus fearevery year / Every extra hair that sprouts on titor chin / Til we begin to
As a poet competing in a slam , you have three minutes and a grace period of ten
seconds for transcendence . On the Titanic Lounge stage in Kieran ' s Irish Pub in
downtown Minneapolis , home of Minnesota ' s official National Poetry Slam ...