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What is 'slam poetry'?

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:44 pm
Payne says...



Eh...I've heard this term a couple of times, and rarely in a positive light. I reviewed a poem recently, and one of the reviewers after mentioned it being slam poetry, which made me nervous about my rather positive review; I thought that perhaps I had mistaken the meaning of the piece.
Anyway, I was just wondering what it is. I'm pretty much a poetry newb...
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Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:57 am
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DragonGirl11 says...



A poetry slam is basically just a poetry competition where the poets get up and read or recite their poems, most often competitively. So, slam poetry is poetry that's meant to be performed verbally. Unless of course there's multiple definitions that I haven't heard of.
(I had the opportunity about two months ago to attend a workshop on slam poetry, which is actually where I learned the term.)
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Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:52 am
Payne says...



Ohhh...haha, alright. I apparently misunderstood my own misunderstanding. Thank you very much for clearing that up!
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Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:38 pm
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You're very welcome!
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