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Slam Your Poetry

Author : Miles Merrill
ISBN : 9781742244778
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 41.52 MB
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"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."
Category: Poetry

Stage A Poetry Slam

Author : Marc Kelly Smith
ISBN : 9781402224102
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 33.13 MB
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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
Category: Poetry

Slam You Re Gonna Wanna Hear This

Author : Nikita Gill
ISBN : 9781529028317
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 42.28 MB
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It's time to reclaim poetry. Collected by international poetry sensation Nikita Gill, SLAM! You're Gonna Wanna Hear This is a joyful celebration of the ground-breaking poets making their voices heard in the spoken word scene. Empowering, inspiring and often hilarious, SLAMs are a platform for well-known and emerging talent from all walks of life where every style of poetry has a home. With poets such as Raymond Antrobus, Sophia Thakur and Dean Atta guest starring alongside up-and-coming poets, this is the perfect introduction to the world of modern poetry. Each poet will introduce their poem, tell you a little bit about themselves and give you a tip for preparing brilliant performance poetry.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Poetry Slam

Author : Gary Mex Glazner
ISBN : 0916397661
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 43.16 MB
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Offers an assortment of slam poems and includes articles on such topics as setting up and judging slams, using props, and slam aesthetics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Just Right Words Slam Poetry

Author : Elizabeth Siris Winchester
ISBN : 9781425853556
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 38.66 MB
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Slam poetry is meant to be heard! Read about how the style started and how people are using it to say what they think and feel. Will you try to write a slam poem? This nonfiction book includes important text features such as a glossary, index, and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. The Reader's Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content, this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Stage A Poetry Slam

Author : Marc Kelly Smith
ISBN : 1402242301
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 59.33 MB
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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
Category: Poetry

Take The Mic

Author : Marc Kelly Smith
ISBN : 9781402242311
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 27.17 MB
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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!
Category: Poetry

The Cultural Politics Of Slam Poetry

Author : Susan B. A. Somers-Willett
ISBN : IND:30000124522511
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 37.52 MB
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This first in-depth look at Slam Poetry focuses on African American poets and sheds light on the relationships which they build with their audiences through race and identity performance. It reveals how poets come to celebrate and at times exploit the politics of difference in American culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Slam Poetry

Author : Marc Kelly Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015070692085
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56.89 MB
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetry Notebook Records Your Poems Ideas Themes Words Slam Rap And Spoken Word

Author : Poem Journals
ISBN : 1090101945
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.1 MB
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This 100 Page Poetry Notebook will suffice to hold all of your Weather information and records for an entire year, the size is 6 x 9 inches! This Poetry Notebook will bring you great happiness and allow you to plan for happiness, sucess, positivity and to learn to love writing down your Poetry information! The Journal contains blank lined white journal paper of the highest quality! The cover features a pictureseque scene to ensure a calm and tranquil observation while in use!
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Now And Then

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435059141341
Genre : Appalachian Region, Southern
File Size : 59.83 MB
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Category: Appalachian Region, Southern

Get Lit Rising

Author : Diane Luby Lane
ISBN : 9781582705774
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 52.48 MB
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Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. Book contains classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

2001 Poet S Market

Author : Chantelle Bentley
ISBN : 0898799813
Genre : American periodicals
File Size : 70.86 MB
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A winning combination for poets who what to break into print. -- American Reference Book Annual
Category: American periodicals

Never Play Games With The Devil

Author : Tolu' A. Akinyemi
ISBN : 9781999815974
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 56.4 MB
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Hear the poet as, in a succinct moment of self-adulation, he writes: “My brain thinks faster than my words can convey. My mind works magic. Can I live this life forever?” Divided into three sections, Never Play Games with the Devil showcases a poet at the height of his powers, exploring several themes in different voices. In the first section, the poet is the charismatic preacher encouraging people to Hustle, Find their Feet and Grow. He writes about the lot of Broken Men crashing under the weight of expectations; he talks about boys like Eddie and Edmund, bullied for the shape of their heads. He humorously addresses the consequence of choices in the title poem, 'Never Play Games with the Devil.' The second section secures him a seat as an activist. We see the poet tackle, in verse, despotic and undemocratic governments, marauding killer herdsmen, and the pastor who lost his voice. The poet mourns the hapless souls in the crossfire between society’s rot and the State’s insouciance. The final poems explore the basis of human relationships. The poems here deal with love, commitment, and trust. Never Play Games with the Devil is a didactic collection of poems on pertinent life issues. These poems draw their appeal from the poet’s ability to sustain a figment of thought through the entire span of each poem.
Category: Poetry

I Hear My Gate Slam

Author : Taylor Stoehr
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124245023
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 87.68 MB
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Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated from the Chinese by Taylor Stoehr. These adroit translations of an assortment of Classical Chinese poets provide modern readers access to an ancient lyrical tradition of celebrating real intimate lives. Equally a display of the contemporary practice of translation and of the specific power of the included poems themselves, Stoehr's collection suggests parallels between the lives of past and present. The effect of such a union between source and transmission leads David Budbill to marvel: "This is a passionate, clear, honest book of poems translated by a passionate, clear, honest man." A teacher as well as a writer, Stoehr helped found "Changing Lives Through Literature," an alternative sentencing program in Dorchester, Massachusetts District Court.
Category: Poetry

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2001

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 0740710893
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 27.96 MB
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Presents detailed descriptions and reviews of virtually every movie that has opened nationally over the past year, reports from the major film festivals, interviews with important movie figures, and essays on the movie world.
Category: Performing Arts

Poetry

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : UOM:39015004756451
Genre : German literature
File Size : 21.43 MB
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Category: German literature

The Writer S Handbook 2007

Author : Barry Turner
ISBN : 1405049375
Genre : Reference
File Size : 49.70 MB
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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.
Category: Reference