Slam poetry has been going strong for a few decades now. It’s changing, as do most things with time, but I’m happy to report that it’s spreading like wildfire (oh wait, you’re poets – here are some metaphors and similes: it’s growing faster than high school libidos; it’s growing like the US deficit; it’s spreading quicker than gossip on the playground…).
My site is dedicated to helping people increase their potential with slam poetry.
I write and perform (though I’m admittedly not the best), so I consider myself part of the culture. And because of my love for spoken word, I desire to see it grow from its now established roots in a positive way.
So for all you emerging and ambitious slam poets out there, here are 7 characteristics you should embrace that will help your spoken word skills reach new heights: