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Author Smith, Marc Kelly.

Title Take the mic : the art of performance poetry, slam, and the spoken word / Marc Kelly Smith with Joe Kraynak
Published Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Series A Poetry Speaks Experience
Poetry Speaks Experience
Contents What you think you know may not be slam -- 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
Summary Take the Mic is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Performance poetry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Performance poetry -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Performance poetry -- Information resources.
Poetry slams -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Kraynak, Joe.
ISBN 1402224125 (electronic bk.)
140224231X (electronic bk.)
9781402224126 (electronic bk.)
9781402242311 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Art of performance poetry, slam, and the spoken word