Poetry Slam

A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience.

Read more about Poetry Slam:  History, Format, Competition Types, Poetics, Responses To Slam, Academia and Slam, Youth Poetry Slam Movement, Bibliography

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