Take the Mic

The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word
Smith, Marc Kelly (Book - 2009)
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Take the Mic

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Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic - or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? / Let Marc Kelly Smith , the founder of Slam Poetry , teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's where your muse leads you). Take the Mic / is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and tons of examples of slam poems that wake up an audience. With this book, you'll also be able to link to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations for your next performance. The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Performing with Power Take the Mic / is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage. Marc Kelly Smith ( So What! / ), grand founder of the Slam movement, serves as you personal coach, showing you how to craft stage-worthy verse and deliver a poetry performance that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic / , you discover how to ... *Pen poetry that's conducive to on-stage performance *Overcome stage fright *Practice powerful performance techniques *Rehearse like a pro *Shape a loose collection of poems into a killer set *Connect with your audience - heart and soul *Master the art of self-promotion *Schedule your own slam poetry tour *Transform your hobby into paying gigs *Act professional to establish a solid reputation in the Slam community Take the Mic / is packed with practical exercises you can do alone or in class to hone your skills and transform your body, mind, voice, verse, and spirit into an engaging stage presence. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so no matter where you are, you always have a place to Take the Mic! /
Authors: Smith, Marc Kelly
Title: Take the mic
the art of performance poetry, slam, and the spoken word
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2009
Characteristics: xvii, 295 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Marc Kelly Smith with Joe Kraynak
Contents: What you think you know may not be slam: the big definition of slam poetry
Getting into the spirit of slam
Slam competition rules, regulations, and other formalities
Penning the powerful slam poem
Confronting stage fright, overcoming the fear
Slammin' fundamentals
Body talk: shake, gesture, and move
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
Shaping a performance and a few more skills
Where and how to gig around
Book me! please
Getting the word out: publicizing your performance
Taking your show on the road
Old school advice: act professional
Additional Contributors: Kraynak, Joe
ISBN: 1402218990
Branch Call Number: 808.545 S655t 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Performance poetry Information resources Performance poetry Authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc Poetry slams Handbooks, manuals, etc Performance poetry Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Performance poetry
Performance poetry
Poetry slams
Performance poetry
LCCN: 2009006402
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