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Sarah Kay on Spoken Word Poetry

Spoken word poetry is the art of performance poetry. I tell people it involves creating poetry that doesn't just want to sit on paper, that something about it demands it be heard out loud or witnessed in person.

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A Poem a Day

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SEF Sponsored District Wide Poetry Slam


The SEF District Wide Poetry Slam offers students the opportunity to use their voice through the genre of performance poetry. Performance poetry, also known as spoken word poetry, is an art specifically geared toward a visual audience. The term became popular in the 1980s to describe poetry composed for performance versus print. There is a continued need for all students to explore areas of creativity in which their voices are validated and celebrated.  Performance poetry is a unique venue that provides a way in which students can communicate and feel connected with their peers and the wider school community. Our Poetry Slam events promise to be a fun and meaningful way for students to develop performance skills and to creatively express themselves! 

How To's: Spoken Word Poetry

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