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poetry slam

n.
A spoken-word poetry competition.
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Following his stage debut, Jackson Nyce began storming poetry slams throughout Vancouver, giving explosive performances that included "gritty street tales, intricate rhyme patterns and social criticism," according to his online biography.
We've got lots of different types of events going on, from readings and poetry slams to an anime (style of Japanese animation) and comic convention and workshops to get more people to get involved with literature themselves.
The top six young poets of the Grand Slam Finals will go on to represent the Bay Area in the Youth Speaks Brave New Voices Festival, July 16-19 in Philadelphia, where teams from all over the world are invited to participate in a weeklong, intensive series of workshops, poetry slams and get-togethers where they can exchange art and viewpoints and their mentors can exchange pedagogy and best practices.
Led by performance poet, musician and author Curtis Watt and Formby High School staff local primary schools took part in a series of poetry slams to encourage them to express their creatively LIVERPOOL'S BBC Apprentice candidate Kurt Wilson echoed Lord Sugar's no-nonsense style when he judged the mugs, key rings and T-shirts produced by the students at All Saints Catholic Centre for Learning in Kirkby as part of their Young Enterprise business venture STUDENTS at West Lancashire College in Skelmersdale were inspired during a visit from a Paralympic medallist who competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
According to Simone Beaubien, 2013 National Poetry Slam organizer, poetry slams are best described as "the art of competitive performance poetry.
As organizers of the Mesa Poetry Slam, one of the oldest poetry slams in the country, Anthology continues to promote the literary arts in the community.
Poets will compete at local Poetry Slams in order to make the ICT Slam Team.
Divided into three levels--K-2, 3-5 and 6-8--they're designed to build fluency skills such as expression, intonation and phrasing and to encourage students to demonstrate oral fluency performance through engaging activities like poetry slams, reader's theater and storytelling.
Of course, Friday night isn't just any poetry reading; Friday night is one of two nights the Nuyorican hosts their poetry slams.
Closer to home poetry slams can be found lurking in the back room of some pub, club or arts centre bar in most towns or cities from time to time - just check your local listings.
Funding from Creative Partnerships Tees Valley and Middlesbrough Council has allowed Andy and Bob to introduce poetry slams to 30 students from Hall Garth and King's Manor schools, in Middlesbrough and Redcar Community College.