Brave New Words

This weekend, while I perused Youtube looking for some more great spoken word poems to share with you, I came across two sites that I believe will be useful in your crafting and performing your poems.

How to Get Started with Spoken Word

Standards in Spoken Word

Tips from Spoken Word poet Ami Mattison:

“As an exercise in writing a spoken word poem, consider how you tend to speak to others. Examine your own language choice in your every day interactions. Now, write a first-person account in the unique voice you use every day. Utilize words you’re likely to use or encounter in daily interactions, as well as images that are familiar to you. See what happens when you utilize your poetic skills to take your unique voice and its mundane language and let it speak an interesting and compelling poem written in first-person point of view.”

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