A poetry slam is a competitive art event in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. While formats can vary, slams are often loud and lively, with audience participation, cheering and dramatic delivery. Hip-hop music and urban culture are strong influences, and backgrounds of participants tend to be diverse.
Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984, with the first slam competition designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience. Here at Tuart Hill we find slamming our poetry makes writing this genre fun and dynamic. Come along and be amazed by our talent!
The 2022 Tuart Hill Poetry Slam will run next Friday 2 December from 9am-11am. The Finalists have been nominated and will be competing for the title
of 2022 Slammer! This event is for all students in Year 4-6. All parents and extended family are welcome to attend. Between Poetry Slams, student rotate around the activities to
expand their literacy experience and knowledge through poetry. Poetry Activities link directly to the WA English Curriculum.
Poetry Stations will remain in place until the end of the day so that all classes may explore the activities. What a fabulous way to expose our students to the joy of Poetry.
Please email [email protected] if you have any queries regarding the 2022 Poetry Slam.
Thank you! Honor Teixeira Year 2 Teacher