The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry

Tyler Hoffman, “Treacherous Laughter: The Poetry Slam, Slam Poetry, and the Politics of Resistance,” Studies in American Humor 3, no. 8 (2001): 49. 17. Slamnation, dir. Paul Devlin (1998; Slammin' Entertainment, 2004), DVD. 18.

Author: Susan B. A. Somers-Willett

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472050598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?


Ice is a half-step behind him at the foul line but two steps in and he's dead on the dude. Brothers goes up real strong and I expect Ice to throw away his stuff but it don't happen. It just don't happen and Brothers slams again.

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545361057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 788


An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover. Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, and he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or maybe he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up. Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.

Poetry Slam

the Open Mic always has its own dynamic, and needs tending — if the Open follows the slam, then you can reward poems written during the slam. First-time readers may be introduced as Virgins. Special Slams: Dead Poets Slams are very ...

Author: Gary Glazner

Publisher: Manic D Press

ISBN: 9781933149776

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry documents the first ten years of this cultural phenomenon with details on slam history and rules, hosting your own slam, winning strategies, tips for memorization, crafting group pieces, and other informative essays, as well as 100 of the best slam-winning poems ever.

Stage a Poetry Slam

In France, the word “slam” has become as familiar to the general public as the term “hip hop” thanks to recording artist Grand Corps Malade (, a young man who started combining his poetry with music at a local ...

Author: Marc Kelly Smith

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402242301

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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How can I run my own slam? For groups large and small, from single events to recurring programs, Stage a Poetry Slam explains the easy way to make your slams a success. Stage a Poetry Slam is a comprehensive guide for both budding and seasoned Slammasters — people in charge of organizing and promoting poetry slams and spoken word events. Marc Kelly Smith, grand founder of the Slam movement and host of the original Uptown Poetry Slam, the one that started them all, takes you back stage to reveal the techniques and strategies he's crafted over his 20 years plus of developing world-class Slam shows. In Stage a Poetry Slam, Marc leads you through the process of shaping your own Slam from vision to opening night, as you discover how to... Fashion a crystal clear vision that drives the development of your first show Plan a detailed itinerary for a Slam extravaganza Scope out a venue that fits your vision Choose the right stage type for maximum impact Deal with the technical stuff — lights, mics, props, & drops Recruit and organize emcees, volunteers, and other support Discover talented performance poets and spoken word artists Publicize and promote your show to attract an eager audience Stage special shows for corporate and community events Take ownership of your show, so it doesn't get hijacked Negotiate fair compensation with club owners and other patrons of the arts Stage a Poetry Slam is packed with practical, world-tested advice on how to craft a compelling spoken word poetry event and promote in such a way to pack the seats and leave a line out to the streets. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so you always have a place to visit to pick up ideas and talk shop with other Slammasters! Marc Kelly Smith—the father of the poetry slam himself—shares his experiences from thousands of shows to get readers started, covering everything, including finding a venue, lighting and sound, managing performers, even getting publicity. Stage a Poetry Slam is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and examples that will wake up an audience and keep them coming back. You'll also be able to go online to the community to listen to the samples, meet poets, and discover new inspirations. It's showtime! The ultimate guide for anyone who wants to run a slam or performance poetry show

Slam Your Poetry

Poetry slam [Variations include Band Slam, Story Slam, Pitch Slam, Multilingual Slam. The 'slam' word just adds a competitive element to whatever your presentation theme is.] On pages 1–6 we talked a bit about the slam form, ...

Author: Miles Merrill

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742244778

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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"No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic-you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, spoken word artist and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa Nozica will take you from novice to spoken word superstar in no time. Twenty years after Merrill introduced poetry slams to Australia, there’s a national competition with a live audience of 20 000 people, and it’s taught in schools across the country. It’s been nothing short of a revolution! With tips from stars of the Australian poetry slam scene, including bestselling author Maxine Beneba Clarke, Slam Your Poetry provides step-by-step instructions and exercises that will inspire you to: 1. Write a poem that pops 2. Rehearse like a winner 3. Wow your audience 4. Beat stage fright 5. Run a winning competition for your school or community group Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe spoken word artists of all ages slam like a pro."

Grand Slam

“Grand slam. Quite right. Gives your mates four rib eye steaks with one mighty blow.” Jalen looked at George, wondering again if he was making fun or simply knew a lot more than he let on. “Four rib eyes in one swing.

Author: Tim Green

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534406711

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 786


Jalen DeLuca applies his baseball genius to his own playing in the follow-up to Tim Green and Derek Jeter’s New York Times bestselling novel Baseball Genius. Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. But he’s more than just a fan and a talented player; Jalen is a baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. His unique ability helped him save the career of the Yankees’s star baseman, James “JY” Yager, by signaling the pitches from the stands. Now turning his focus to his own baseball career, Jalen has to put his genius into action in new and untested ways. But without the stats and information he has on the pro players, analyzing the pitchers seems impossible. And even if he knows what the pitch will be, actually hitting it takes more than intuition. As if the pressure of the team and drama with his friends weren’t enough, one major event changes everything—Jalen’s mom comes back into his life. Can Jalen work through it all to hit a grand slam and make his baseball dreams a reality?

Slam After Slam with Force Point

slam. With Fp you have a 100% assurance for any game with PL at least x.5 or a finesse game with PL = x.0 (exception only for 4 in Major games which can be made with PL = 3.5 if you visualize any Singleton in any one of the both hands) ...

Author: Pawell Boiew

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524505998

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 894


Force Point (Fp) Counting will help you to count your hand directly in contract tricks (the tricks that are above the initial 6 tricks, which are not counted in the game of bridge). The Fp Counting itself is a new low of the Total Tricks, much better than the old one. The sum of both hands contract tricks, yours and your partner, will give to you the game's Play Level (PL). No need evaluations by the time of the initial count, but one of you, who will ask his partner to reveal the exact distribution (between around 500 possible distributions), must apply some tricks' adjustments when a new distribution changes are discovered by the time of the Bidding. When you discover partner's exact shape, you will ask for the exact number of the contract tricks, thus finding your exact PL. Then if the PL = 5.5 you must ask your partner for all of the TOP Honors. With Fp you will be able to discover all of the partner's Aces + Kings + Queens with one only question - one answer! No other bridge system is capable of doing that! Then you have to calculate the final PL, and may ask your partner where are the TOP Honors or directly to choose the final contract. The calculations are for a 7 grader, so the difficult decisions in the game of bridge proved to be a simple arithmetic, not even a math. Using one only SCOR-SCOR Convention for all of your Distribution and Control needs (along with the classical Stayman, of course) will allow to you to see transparently the exact cards and lengths of the suits of your partner before the attack. The Playing is your own responsibility, I can only assist you about the Bidding. On Bidding Contests with 12 TOP Matchpoint scoring, Fp will provide to you no less than 70% (usually close to 80%), but pay attention that on such Contests you will have to bid most difficult distributional games collected around the world. For the love of the Game Force Point Bidding Developer: Mr. Pawell Boiew

Just Right Words Slam Poetry CART 6 Pack

Slam! Slam poetry is a form of spoken word poetry. People write and perform it for others. But slam poets don't wear costumes or use props or music. Some poems have a rhythmic or musical sound when read aloud. Other poems don't.


Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781642906066

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 817


Slam poetry is a form of spoken word poetry. People write and perform it for others. But slam poets don't wear costumes or use props or music. Slam poets use words to express thoughts and make people feel something. Slam poetry is often about difficult issues that people face, or it can be fun and silly. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this 6-Pack includes detailed photos and sidebars, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary. This 6-pack includes six copies of this title and a culturally responsive, shared-reading focused lesson plan.

Slam Speeches

(2019) Joanna has performed at Monologue Slam four times; three times in the Birmingham Slams, winning all three times and once in the London Slams; all of which were with self-written pieces. Since then, she has written several ...

Author: Katie Redford

Publisher: Olcan Press

ISBN: 9781916000629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 105

View: 219


A versatile collection of monologues written by 8 writer / performers who all share one thing in common; they've all successfully written and performed their pieces at TriForce's Monologue Slam. Due to the writers being from a variety of different backgrounds, there are a vast range of perspectives for performers to explore. Between them, as both writers and performers, they have a wealth of TV, film and theatre experience and are passionate about writing monologues that not only connect with a performer but with a diverse audience too. Whether you're auditioning for Monologue Slam, drama school or for any other showcasing opportunities, this book offers a mix of heart-warming, witty and gripping speeches for you to get your teeth into.

Innovative Slam Bidding

Example 1-2 shows a hand with 37 HCP, and because both you and your partner's hands are “square” (no long or short suits), you cannot be sure to make a slam. What percentage of the slams that you bid should you make?

Author: Irwin S. Landow

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146282031X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 137

View: 902


LEARN THE FOLLOWING TECHNIQUES: Learn to Think Out of the Box to Find Slams Four New Slam Conventions The Computer Finds The Best 2 Convention Find More Slams and Win More Tournaments And Also Many Illustrations and Practice Examples

SLAM You re Gonna Wanna Hear This

And slams are the platform that have allowed for this growth. A slam, for those who do not know, is a competition where poets perform their verse on stage in a set amount of time and are marked by judges from the audience, or sometimes ...

Author: Nikita Gill

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529028317

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction


View: 333


It's time to reclaim poetry. Collected by international poetry sensation Nikita Gill, SLAM! You're Gonna Wanna Hear This is a joyful celebration of the ground-breaking poets making their voices heard in the spoken word scene. Empowering, inspiring and often hilarious, SLAMs are a platform for well-known and emerging talent from all walks of life where every style of poetry has a home. With poets such as Raymond Antrobus, Sophia Thakur and Dean Atta guest starring alongside up-and-coming poets, this is the perfect introduction to the world of modern poetry. Each poet will introduce their poem, tell you a little bit about themselves and give you a tip for preparing brilliant performance poetry.

The Big Slam

But as the Imagination Slams continued day after day , I was tortured by my wide - open heart . To be fair , I think they had no idea , as I am classically long - suffering and silent in my pain . But often the situation bordered on ...

Author: Bill Corbett

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822216922

Category: Drama

Page: 73

View: 624


THE STORY: In THE BIG SLAM we follow Orrin, a shy young student of history, who gets caught up in the '90's incarnation of the self-help movement via his friend Russell, a handsome seducer in whose shadow Orrin has always lived. Russell is on a que

Men Without Dates And Slam

Slow dancin's dead cause slam is great ... LINC ... a boot to the face is all it takes . MEL . Charisma is out , we got strength and might LINC ' Cause we are the warriors of the night - yeah we are ... MEL ... the warriors of the ...

Author: Jane Willis

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822207486

Category: Drama

Page: 59

View: 654


THE STORIES: MEN WITHOUT DATES. The place is a seedy country-western bar in lower Manhattan where two young firemen, Sal and Murph, are carousing. They are long-time friends who find themselves at a point of crisis: Murph is about to enter a lovele

Refuse to be Denied My Grand Slam Year

I'd dreamt about it and seen those previous Grand Slams won on TV, but suddenly there Iwas outonthe MillenniumStadium pitch as captain ofthe Wales2012 Grand Slam champions. It felt surreal. Ifound myself thinking: 'Will peopleperceive ...

Author: Sam Warburton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471113109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 302


Sam Warbuton has had an incredible year. In the summer of 2011, at the age of only 22, he was asked to captain his country, leading Wales into the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The team's scintillating progression through the tournament reached a nail-biting height as Wales met France in the semi-final. With a nation's hopes resting on his shoulders, Warbuton made 'that' tackle on Vincent Clerc and was shown the red card. Outcry ensued, and the Wales captain experienced great lows despite being named Player of the Tournament by many commentators. Picking himself up from the suffocating media attention, Warbuton was determined to rectify Welsh fortunes and strode into the 6 Nations. Battling injuries he led Wales to a magnificent Six Nations. This is his moment. This is his Grand Slam year.

Chris Evert Martina Navratilova Grand Slam Finals

John Maguire. Martina Navratilova Grand Slams GRAND SLAM FINALS 1975 Australian Open Evonne Goolagong 3–6 2–6.

Author: John Maguire

Publisher: John Maguire


Category: Sports & Recreation


View: 224


Welcome to this series of Short Talking Books. This volume focuses on the careers of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in their respective Grand Slam Finals. The book is written in a conversational question and answer format. The print size offers an easier read for small devices like mobile phones.

Slam Dunks and No Brainers

... slams the door on his own thought. Yeah, yeah, I've been dissing I don't think so all along. So it behooves me to examine what it is about the phrase and its dismissive cohorts that makes me say, “Man, that is so annoying.

Author: Leslie Savan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307264329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 925


In this marvelously original book, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Leslie Savan offers fascinating insights into why we’re all talking the talk—Duh; Bring it on!; Bling; Whatever!—and what this reveals about America today. Savan traces the paths that phrases like these travel from obscure slang to pop stardom, selling everything from cars (ads for VWs, Mitsubishis, and Mercurys all pitch them as “no-brainer”s) to wars (finding WMD in Iraq was to be a “slam dunk”). Real people create these catchy phrases, but once media, politics, and businesses broadcast them, they burst out of our mouths as celebrity words, newly glamorous and powerful. Witty, fun, and full of thought-provoking stories about the origins of popular expressions, Slam Dunks and No-Brainers is for everyone who loves the mysteries of language.


At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125798221


Page: 264

View: 594


At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.


Author: Nick Hornby


ISBN: 2264051981


Page: 294

View: 344


Sam a quinze ans. Ses passions : le skate et les filles. Son mentor, Tony Hawk, le champion du monde de la discipline, avec lequel il communique via un poster géant punaisé au mur de sa chambre. Si ce n'était les angoisses chroniques de sa mère, son petit monde serait parfait. Mais l'amour, c'est comme le skate : un accident est vite arrivé. Sa petite amie, la très belle et intimidante Alicia, lui annonce qu'elle est enceinte et bien décidée à garder le bébé... Pour Sam, c'est la gamelle du siècle, le fameux " slam " que redoutent tant les skateboarders ! Entre fous rires et émotions, récit de la traversée forcée d'un adolescent dans l'âge adulte...

Indigo Slam

Fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies since her dad disappeared without trace.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409134534

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 301


Fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies since her dad disappeared without trace. She wants LA private eye Elvis Cole to find him, and although he knows he should refuse and hand it over to social services, he finds himself taking on the case. The search reveals a chronically unemployed drug addict caught up in counterfeiting scams and mixed up with the Russian mafia and Vietnamese gunmen. As the action heads towards a gunfight in Disneyland and Cole dodges his almost-girlfriend's ex-husband, he realises Teri is one whole lot of trouble he should have left to the professionals.

Robotic Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

(Lardinois, 2014) SLAM SLAM Using Cartographer for SLAM (Particle-based Sensor Modeling for 3D-Vision SLAM, 2007) navigation with smartphone SLAM SLAM Uses Kinect to generate a 3D dense map (Particle-based Sensor Modeling for 3D-Vision ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799817550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2075

View: 720


Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed a variety of fields, including manufacturing, aerospace, medicine, social services, and agriculture. Continued research on robotic design is critical to solving various dynamic obstacles individuals, enterprises, and humanity at large face on a daily basis. Robotic Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that delves into the current issues, methodologies, and trends relating to advanced robotic technology in the modern world. Highlighting a range of topics such as mechatronics, cybernetics, and human-computer interaction, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for robotics engineers, mechanical engineers, robotics technicians, operators, software engineers, designers, programmers, industry professionals, researchers, students, academicians, and computer practitioners seeking current research on developing innovative ideas for intelligent and autonomous robotics systems.