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WHAT IS A SLAM? Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it.

HOW ARE SLAMS JUDGED? A slam is an event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the community. The judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poet's content and performance.

BASIC RULES ARE:

  • Each poem must be of the poet's own construction.
  • The poetry can vary in length, and topics. Nothing can be too graphic or explicit.
  • The poet should give some information about themselves, pictures never hurt either.

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