What is slam poetry? Whats the difference between slam and regular poetry? Why do they shout all the time? Always wanted to watch or take part in a poetry slam but never knew where to start?
Be introduced to an exciting insight into the history and growth of the art form, from its humble roots in 1980s Chicago to its flourishing to nearly every country around the world. Learn how to appreciate slam poetry, and what exactly makes a good performance poem.
Stephanie Dogfoot is an award-winning poet and host of various spoken word nights around Singapore. She has won national poetry slam championships in Singapore (2010) and the UK (2012), and gone on to represent Singapore at the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam in Reunion Island and the UK in the European Slam Championships and the Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris. She has been published in Griffith Review, QLRS, and the EtiquetteSG Body Boundaries anthology and premiered a one-woman spoken word show Foreigner Go Home (With Me!) at the Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival in 2012. She is currently a member of the four-woman spoken word troupe Sekaliwags, helps to run the poetry night SPEAK and Story Slam Singapore.
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