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Your thoughts on Slam poetry?

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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
Do you think that Slam poetry will become important subjects in school?

What do you think of Slam poetry, especially considering the fact that it is only about 30 years old (officially)?

What do you think separates slam poetry from urban word poetry, if you feel there is a difference?

I'm just curious to see what people think, considering that there's never a lot of talk of Slam poetry in general at my school, or even in the areas of deviantart and tumblr I lurk in.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're not lurking hard enough: [link] :lol:

:love:

PS I'll get a proper reply to this topic down when I have more time to do so.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where would they stuff it in?
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Speech, acting electives; but never part of the required curricula. :shrug:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see that :nod: you'd need a teacher who knows about it, though, so maybe once it's a little more widespread.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what is required in slam poetry but urban word poetry to me is rap.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
From what I can work out: beat poetry is white and urban word is black.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an almost offensively astute observation. I salute you.
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raspil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
it's what happens when you don't leave your room. the world is very small.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Fair enough.
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dull-glitter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
I've dappled in Spoken Word Poetry, and although I've never been to an official slam, I have to say I love it! I think the most important aspect is the voice it gives in a community that will listen without immediate judgement.

Often I feel like traditional writer publish their poems without reading them aloud. So when I read them aloud in my head, they are disjointed and stale. Spoken Word focuses on the flow and rhythm of the poem, which I think is an important lesson to any writer. (I'm not familiar with the distinction between urban word and slam poetry, but I assume it's along the same lines as the difference between slam and spoken word?)

Of course there is your good and your bad slam poetry, but on the whole, getting anyone writing/performing is a benefit for me! It not only helps self-expression, but interpersonal communication on the whole.
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