Thursday, June 7, 2012

Helpful Tips for Slam Poets


make the audience your world
& one day
the world will be
your audience

slam poetry
will not make you money
but money is a thing
good poetry should slam

judge your work
not by the ranking of the judge
but by the taste of the judge
who does the ranking

the difference between you
and a ‘page poet’
is that the poetry gods
thought your words so good
they also gave you the skills
to stand and say them

never slam words
you won’t be able to stand by
or soon you will find
nobody stands by
to hear you slam them


  1. i am not a slam guy, nothing is farther. but i enjoy that very much.
    though i am not sure i agree with the 2nd.

  2. Slam poetry can make you money if enough people slam the persistent idea that slam poetry won't make money.

  3. I am closer to a page poet than I am to a slam poet, but I can still write poetry that can be slammed! If slam poets used speech writers, I could be a poetical slamspeech ghostwriter.