Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution
Paperback | Feb 2020 | NewSouth | 9781742236094 | 300pp | 210x135mm | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$34.99
No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic—you’ve
got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name.
Miles Merrill, performance poet and founder of
Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa Nozica will take you
from novice to spoken word superstar in no time. Twenty years after Merrill
introduced slam poetry to Australia, there’s a national competition with a live
audience of 20,000 people, and it’s taught in schools across the country. It’s
been nothing short of a revolution!
With tips from stars of the Australian poetry slam scene including bestselling author Maxine Beneba Clarke and hip hop artist Omar Musa, Slam Your Poetry provides step-by-step instructions and exercises that will inspire you to:
- Write a poem that pops
- Rehearse like a winner
- Wow your audience
- Beat stage fright
- Run a killer competition for your school
Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe performance poets of all ages slam like a pro.