“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
Slam Poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 5 randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone: they don’t even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem.”
- The power of free movement
In poetry, there’s always that powerful delivery of words but ever felt that jolt of energy where you can flare your arms around and move your fingers to notate what you’re saying? That unbelievably satisfying feeling when actions meet words and produce this play of its own? – yeah you can do that. Take the stage by storm!
- A slam poem can be delivered anywhere and inclusive to all
A slam poem can be read/delivered anywhere so long as you have a minimum of 5+ people and it’s anyone’s playing field so it can bring together a variety of people
- They are often more about power of delivery of topic than just rhyming
It isn’t a rap battle or like classic poetry (although those are pretty cool too), it’s more how you choose to deliver what you have to say. The power behind the words is your actions and your emotions. It adds flesh to the skeleton of your writing – in essence – makes it whole.
- It’s freeing
Poetry is food for the soul. It’s a form of art all on its own and it often brings out a part of you that’s passionate towards a certain topic. People have delivered poems on things that make them happy, traumatic events, Feminism stands, race, mental illnesses, lgbtq+ rights and even on their political views.
- It helps you figure out who you are
What you choose to write about or talks about; in many ways, helps identify you by your passions. And seeing as you are a product of your choices, it helps put a voice and an audience to who you are.
- IT’S FUN
The idea that you can just stand on a park bench, in front of a mic on a stage or just in the center of a room and belch out wondrous words of reality colliding with fiction is a whole new level of excitement. The adrenaline that kicks in is the cleanest form of a high you’ll ever get. You don’t need to be musically talented or have any knowledge of how to write poetry. You just need to pencil down something that works for you and – just – do – it.