The Complete Idiot's Guide to Slam Poetry
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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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