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Fri,25 Apr 2014
Muslim teen Amal Kassir from Aurora fights injustice with poetry
Laila Alawa didn't expect much when Amal Kassir walked onstage to perform spoken-word poetry at Wellesley College.
Tue,22 Apr 2014
Poetry slam
Minot High School students will have a chance to share their love of poetry at 2 p.m. Sunday during Minot's Second Teen Poetry SLAM. They will also hear nationally acclaimed slam poet Guante, from Minneapolis, perform and act as master of ceremonies.
Sun,06 Apr 2014
Literary Calendar - Sun, 06 Apr 2014 PST
BootSlam – All-ages performance poetry competition organized by Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets will have three minutes per round to perform their original work, without the aid of costumes, props, or musical accompaniment. Five audience judges score the work, and the poet with the highest score after two rounds wins the $50 grand prize. This event is open to all ages, but Spokane Poetry Slam does ...
Wed,16 Apr 2014
Students showcase talents at Poetry Slam
In a high school auditorium, dark but packed with teens, the young poets walked up on stage and into the spotlight, and unflinchingly bared a bit of their soul.
Wed,23 Apr 2014
Poetry slam to benefit children's food program
Angelo State University students will compete in a poetry slam competition, Slam Angelo, from 7-9 p.m. May 1 at Penny Pub & Grill, 2400 College Hills Blvd.
Thu,10 Apr 2014
Bella Trent, Madison High School poetry slam winner, performs piece on living life with a disability (video)
Bella Trent, 16, won Madison High School's tenth annual poetry slam on Tuesday night. She and Reuben Cottingham, who came in second, will compete at Verselandia later this month.
Sun,20 Apr 2014
Literary Calendar - Sun, 20 Apr 2014 PST
Blurt! and Blather Open Mic - Blurt! and Blather is an all-ages open mic held at 4:30 p.m. Mondays to encourage poets, writers and storytellers to bring their words to a safe and comforting community. Material is not censored. There is also a weekly haiku competition. Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 703-7223. Spokane Poetry Slam - Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry ...
Mon,21 Apr 2014
Interviews: Dominic Berry: performance poet
Performance poet Dominic Berry has appeared on CBeebies and Channel 4. He won New York’s Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam and has toured his first family show, the Dragon Who Hates Poetry. He is currently performing…
Mon,07 Apr 2014
Students express themselves during Poetry Slam
A Carl Sandburg student participates in the school's Poetry Slam event. MUNDELEIN – Carl Sandburg Middle School students recently celebrated the arts during a Poetry Slam in which they shared poems they wrote with their seventh grade peers.
Fri,18 Apr 2014
Arts/Entertainment calendar, 4/18/14
Poetry Slam, sponsored by the city of Casa Grande, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, hosted by the Teen Center. For more information, call Jeff at 421-677, ext. 4560.

Poetry Slam

Poetry slam is performance poetry which can feature a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance.

A poetry slam itself is simply a poetry competition in which poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience, which serves as judge. The work is judged as much on the manner and enthusiasm of its performance as its content or style, and many slam poems are not intended to be read silently from the page.

National Poetry Slam

The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is a performance poetry competition where teams from across the United States, Canada, and France participate in a large-scale poetry slam. The event occurs in early August every year and takes place in a different US city.

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PMPoem TitleCategoriesFormPoetDate Posted
You Hypocritesemotions,slam,RhymeV , Freddie04/21/2014
Premium Member Poem Poet -This Poem is About Youdedication,deep,inspiratiFree verseA , Poet Destroyer04/15/2014
THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSETanger,dark,deep,pain,slamFree verseCastleberry, Ainsley04/13/2014
Premium Member Poem She made me Slamangel,beauty,poetry,slam,Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)Ngomane, Raymond04/11/2014
Let goslam,RhymeMontalbo, Gina04/09/2014
Premium Member Poem Idiotanger,poetry,slam,RhymeSusan, Black Eyed04/08/2014
SuperHerobeauty,career,caregiving,Free versePukash, Katie04/03/2014
Premium Member Poem POETRY DIVA COMPLETEcharacter,identity,image,RhymeWalker , Verlena S. 04/03/2014
The Times Pastage,poetry,slam,world,Free verseCastleberry, Ainsley04/03/2014
Watch, See, Listen, Heardepression,loneliness,poeI do not know?Castleberry, Ainsley04/03/2014
It's About Timehate,judgement,slam,I do not know?CARTER, TIMOTHY03/27/2014
Premium Member Poem Mr Slammetaphor,poetry,slam,spokFree verseNgomane, Raymond03/26/2014
Premium Member Poem Open Letterslam,spoken word,Free verseNgomane, Raymond03/26/2014
Premium Member Poem Hooeyage,anger,feelings,life,oHaikuCandler, Robert03/25/2014
Why I'm Confusedamerica,crazy,how i feel,VerseEvans, Erin03/22/2014
Premium Member Poem You Sly Dog The Remixchange,epic,romantic,selfEpicWalker , Verlena S. 03/20/2014
The Day Afterabuse,anti bullying,betraDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)Eve, Adam --03/20/2014
Premium Member Poem In a minuteslam,spoken word,time,Free verseNgomane, Raymond03/18/2014
Premium Member Poem The Rejected Thesauruscorruption,life,people,slFree verseEszes, Drake03/16/2014
Premium Member Poem The other meidentity,imagery,imaginatFree verseNgomane, Raymond03/12/2014
Premium Member Poem Confession of a rapistslam,spoken word,Free verseNgomane, Raymond03/12/2014
Premium Member Poem Tremblelife,slam,Free verseEszes, Drake03/06/2014
Premium Member Poem Dear Poetryslam,spoken word,PersonificationNgomane, Raymond03/05/2014
Do You Rememberdeath,memory,pain,slam,Free verseMaxwell, Jason03/04/2014
Premium Member Poem Drunken Poemaddiction,anger,drink,slaDramatic monologueNgomane, Raymond03/04/2014
Premium Member Poem Soul Consumptionfeelings,murder,slam,spokVerseNgomane, Raymond02/26/2014
Premium Member Poem 79point12 FMpoetry,rap,slam,Blank verseNgomane, Raymond02/25/2014
Demon Belowbetrayal,bullying,conflicFree verseEve, Adam --02/16/2014
Premium Member Poem The Tragic Savantlife,slam,Free verseEszes, Drake02/10/2014
Premium Member Poem Rasta mon got Soulslam,spoken word,Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)Ngomane, Raymond02/05/2014
Premium Member Poem Water in my Desertbaby,poverty,slam,spoken BioNgomane, Raymond02/05/2014
Premium Member Poem Files Of My Claimscaregiving,slam,spoken woFree verseNgomane, Raymond02/05/2014
Just because I said I doslam,Free verseUdaeta, Melani02/02/2014
Premium Member Poem LOVE, PEACE, AND HARMONYlife,political,slam,Free verseWalker , Verlena S. 01/31/2014
Nothingidentity,life,science,slaVerseNeuman, David01/29/2014
Just Because I said I Dolove,marriage,slam,RhymeAlexandropoulou, Archontoula01/28/2014
Youfebruary,feelings,i love Free verseTiru, Norbin01/28/2014
Premium Member Poem With Only One Micpoetry,poets,slam,spoken VerseNgomane, Raymond01/24/2014
Premium Member Poem Toilet Bowl Committeeabuse,anger,angst,how i fFree verseA , SKAT 01/21/2014
Premium Member Poem Greeting Cardself,slam,RhymetheKidster, SillyBilly01/21/2014
Camouflageamerica,education,inspiraFree verseEbehardt, Lisa01/20/2014
Just Because I Said I Doconflict,slam,RhymeMcCoy, Rex01/19/2014
Premium Member Poem the souper starslam,Free verseHenderson, Charles01/13/2014
This is mebeauty,change,happiness,iVerseNeuman, David01/08/2014
Premium Member Poem The Delayed Flight Homelife,people,slam,Free verseEszes, Drake01/06/2014
miasmaart,self,slam,VerseCau, Amra12/30/2013
Tick Tockfuture,girl,slam,time,worCarpe DiemMorgan, Darcy Hazel12/24/2013
What I wouldn't want to reliveabuse,betrayal,break up,lBlank verseCasey, Sarah12/21/2013
Premium Member Poem The Creatorslam,Free verseNgomane, Raymond12/13/2013
Premium Member Poem A place called Poetrydesire,poetry,slam,spokenImagismNgomane, Raymond12/11/2013