The Complete Idiot's Guide to Slam Poetry

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Alpha Books, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 370 pages
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According to the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, a "strand of new poetry began at Chicago's Green Mill Tavern in 1986 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam." Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the United States. Now, the father of the poetry slam presents the most comprehensive book on spoken-word poetry performances.

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Soaking In the Spirit of Slam
Slam CompetitionRules Regulations and Other
Becoming a Performance Poet

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About the author (2004)

Marc Kelly Smith has brought to the poetry community a new style of presentation, which has given birth to an entirely new literary and performance movement. Smith has performed at The Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured on CNN and NPR.

Joe Kraynak is a freelance writer whose long list of books includes The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics, Que's Internet Yellow Pages 2004, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Oceans.

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