It’s Slam time again!

earthday

The WKU Sustainability Committee is accepting submissions for the Earth Day Festival Poetry Slam until March 31st. After the call for submissions ends on March 31, the poetry slam committee will read through the submissions and let everyone know by April 7.

The Earth Day Festival will be April 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poetry slam began in Chicago in 1984 when American poet Marc Smith began experimenting with open microphone performance venues for poetry. This first slam was designed to move poetry recitals from academia to a popular audience.

 

More resources:

Slam Definition

A Brief Guide to Slam Poetry

History of Slam Poetry

 

 

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