What is a poetry slam? According to Wikipedia, it is a competition in which poets read or recite original work. Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience when American poet Marc Smith began experimenting with existing open microphone venues for poetry readings by making them competitive.
Show your skills and talents by creating a 2 to 3 minute video of yourself delivering your poem. You will be selected based on concept and delivery - basically what you are saying and how you are saying it. The top three poetry slam poets will be selected and must compete for a scholarship at our Write, Rhyme, & Recite Collective - Celebrating Young Poets & Highlighting Authors event on June 8, 2019 at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY. All three will be guaranteed a scholarship. However, there are different amounts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Top award is $1500. Students will be required to recite their work in front of an audience who will help determine the first, second and third place winners.
Show off your skills as a spoken word artist and apply today. Your application and digital submission is due no later than APRIL 15, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. EST. If you have any issues with uploading file - please contact email@example.com