February 2020 Children's & Young Adult Lead Titles

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozzica

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution
Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozzica


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.