Literacy A Slam In Poetry Workshop

Posted: February 16, 2013 at 4:50 a.m.

Poetry became a competition Friday at Elmwood Middle School.

At A Glance

What Is A Poetry Slam?

A poetry slam is a performance competition of original poetry.

Props, plagiarism and background music are out. Beatboxing, a form of vocal percussion, is OK.

Official rules give poets three minutes to perform. No time limit was set for the Elmwood poetry slam.

High scores and low scores are thrown out and the others averaged to determine the winner.

Prizes at Elmwood’s slam included an “I slam, therefore I am” T-shirt for grade level champions.

Source: Staff Report

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