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  • SLAM POETRY
    The performance of poetry expresses emotion and many times is used as a method to passionately prove a point; however, it bears multiple critics especially in its relation to academia.
    Derick
    Lamod
    Kaylee
    James
    Anne
    Pat
  • What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali
  • What is Slam Poetry?
    “a form of performance poetry that occurs within a competitive poetry event, called a ‘slam’, at which poets perform their own poems (or, in rare cases, those of others) that are ‘judged’ on a numeric scale by randomly picked members of the audience.”
    • Invented by Marc Smith in Chicago in 1984
  • Classmates’ Perspective
    Miranda Whiteford
    Q: What is slam poetry?
    A: I don’t really know.
    (Interviewer explains what slam poetry is)
    Q: Do you believe that the use of slam poetry in the classroom would be a good way to teach students about poetry in the classroom?
    A: Yes, because it will keep their attention better and allow them not to get bored like normal poetry does.
    Joe Feeney
    Q: What is slam poetry?
    A: Emotional, strong, and passionate poetry.
    (Interviewer explains more thoroughly what slam poetry is)
    Q: Do you believe slam poetry is a more effective way to express yourself than normal written poetry?
    A: Hell yes! You can get a lot more in performance than just words on a page. You can show your tone, your emotion, your arm motions, and stuff like that.
    Aaron Rybak
    Q: What is slam poetry ?
    A: I have no idea.
    (Interviewer explains what slam poetry is)
    Q: Do you believe the use of humor in poetry is an effective way to please the audience at a slam poetry event?
    A: Yes, laughing makes you more involved and interested in the poem. You automatically like it if your laughing.
  • Critics
    Quality of performance wins, not quality of poem
    Judged on subject, not content
    “Death to art”
    Counter Argument
    • Several Slam poets have gone onto publish popular books
    • Challenges the authority of those that believe they have the power to judge literary quality
  • Venues/Opportunities
    Saul Williams
    Mos Def
  • Relation to Schooling
    • Not Boring
    • Alliteration
    • Help Learn
    • Similies
    • Rhyming
    • Rap/ Hip Hop
  • Slam vs. Self
    Expressing emotions vocally
    Deal with internal conflicts
  • Origin
    Marc Smith founded slam to challenge conventional poetry
    Wanted to make poetry available/ intriguing to all, not just scholars
    Attracted younger audience and brought interest to a broader crowd
    Marc Smith
  • She’s All My Dream by Lamod Jefferson collaboration Derick Abbey
  • Works Cited