Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Slam poetry? Slam dunk!
According to Wikipedia, "Slam poetry is performance poetry, a form of spoken word performed at 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." (For more info on slam poetry and slam poets click here.)
Slam poetry encompasses a very broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions and approaches to writing and performance.
Taylor Mali is a slam poet. For more information about this former teacher check out his website: http://www.taylormali.com
Taylor Mali tells it like it is! He makes a difference! What about you?