The following questions and answers have been adapted from www. Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. A poetry slam is an event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience.
Three years ago, I nervously walked on a warmly lit stage as the last performer, and only freshman, in Poetry Night in Ann Arbor. An annual tradition that returns Dec. What once was a mass performance of youths ranging from beginners to seasoned poets is now a nurturing and intimate evening of some of the best performers Ann Arbor has to offer.
Our teen artists are working together for two months leading up to Poetry Night under the guidance of featured poets Anika Love, Lilly Kujawski and Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard to present a powerful, multimedia production. This event will also be the book release for I Name This Body Mine, a collection of poems by the featured poets. This will be a show about reclamation- re-writing our trauma narratives, reclaiming the parts of us that are shamed and silenced, and re-imaging alternatives to our current reality.
You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a melody that moves through your heart and expands to your muscles. You know a poem is good when it becomes a song that is stuck in not only your head but your arms, your legs, your stomach, your chest. Happening this Saturday, Dec.
Winners are awarded cash prizes and invited to read their work at Teen Poetry Night. Enter the contest here. This celebration of our local talented young people will include readings by the winners of the contest.
Graphic Novels. Photos by Pamela Yau. Libraries are always evolving.
Poets via Post: Advice to Young Poets. We asked a number of noted contemporary poets to deliver a piece of advice for younger poets. They sent in their advice on decorated postcards.
Snacks will be provided along with the poetry of young Coastside authors. And be sure to visit Spoken Art opens a new window --San Mateo County's monthly poetry contest, open to residents of all ages! Partly Cloudy.