I know about Slam Poetry.

I know because one week in senior year creative writing class, Mr. Manske let us set aside our Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction and watch some Slam (he had a DVD).

I like when Slam becomes singing.  When the performer’s arms are flapping and suddenly their voice takes off and the words connect.

UMM had a Slam Poetry contest tonight.  Some people wrote their own pieces, and some performed published pieces.

Here’s some Slam I found on the Youtube.  I really like it, partly (sorry) because it reminds me of high school speech:



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