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Old 05-09-2012, 06:48 PM View Post #11 (Link)
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I'm going to try to actually enter this one rather than just say that I'll enter. I like the example poems that you posted!
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:08 PM View Post #12 (Link)
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also, i have a challenge for you this week!! (haven't run this idea past the other judges yet, but just wanted to try it out and see how it goes down) go to youtube and find some slam poetry. Listen to a few (3-5 ideally) different slam poets, and find the poet you like best. Comment on this thread with their name/the piece you particularly liked. I have a few favourites, and i want to hear yours too! Gooooooooooo : D
GUYS REMEMBER TO DO THIS <3 Ilu all so much
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:26 PM View Post #13 (Link)
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I personally dislike slam poetry, it bores me. I love spoken poetry, but when it's all coming out when you're on the spot it's all rubbish that sounds pretentious. But when it's been written down, you can alter all the different ways you say it, change the meaning slightly to make it even better, etc.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:16 PM View Post #14 (Link)
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Sarah Kay I really like. I've listened to very very little, not much time. But two of hers. I very very much like her.
I also listened to "Will I Be Pretty" which was okay, but I don't remember the speaker or link. It was very good, honestly a little too loud for me. I'm not very emotional, I don't like the speaker to scream or cry too loudly. May defeat the point of slam.
The first I opened, though, which I don't remember any titles of, was terrible... the speaker was crying before she began. Stage fright apparently. And one little thing stuck out: the way she said "refrigerator" grated me. I ditched the poem as soon as she said it the second time.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:30 AM View Post #15 (Link)
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I've sent in my entry to Arty and lalo, let me know if you don't get it. Its before midnight here ... barely
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:02 PM View Post #16 (Link)
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Thank you all such much. We have 6 entries which is a new record!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:19 PM View Post #17 (Link)
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WINNERS ARE UP! try not to wet yourselves with excitement
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