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  Performance poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The public performance of poetry became generally restricted, at least in a European context, to the staging of plays in verse and occasionally, for example in the cases of the Elizabethan madrigalists or Robert Burns, as texts for singing.
The term "Performance Poetry" was first published in the Austin Chronicle "Litera" column during 1983 in a press release Gorski wrote for a performance of the East of Eden Band in Austin, Texas.
Contemporary British performance poetry, influenced as much by stand-up comedy and MC performances as by its own history, continues to thrive at a grassroots level, with performances in pubs and theatres, as well as at arts festivals such as Glastonbury and The Edinburgh Fringe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Performance_poetry   (1844 words)

These two schools of poetry have distinct historical definitions and should not be called "Performance Poetry".
Performance Poetry is a mixture of words and objects.
However, since each piece is competing with all the others performed that night (this is not a technical competition as in a slam - it is a competing for attention) I would assume the poet would make great use of the object/prop to create an interesting and exciting piece.
jackbowman.home.mindspring.com /poetry/perfpoet.htm   (1063 words)

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The poetry world was well-defined back then, but during the last two decades it has changed in important and sometimes even astonishing ways that are still not well understood.
Interestingly, while their poetry is formal, neither school employs the kinds of accentual-syllabic meters we associate with academic poetry.
Performance poetry represents the merger of certain poetic techniques with the forms of theater—sometimes live theater, sometimes film or video theater.
www.poetryporch.com /bohemia.html   (3004 words)

 The University of Idaho Argonaut - ‘Slamming’ poetry and performance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The University of Idaho Argonaut - ‘Slamming’ poetry and performance
Poetry is a new hobby for Driebergen, and she wasn’t familiar with the poetry slam scene, she said.
Driebergen attended the UI Poetry Slam last year and was inspired by her peers to give it a try.
www.argonaut.uidaho.edu /content/view/1081/47   (795 words)

 performing the poem and slam poetry (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Poetry as words on a page is a comparatively recent development, and some of the world's greatest literature originated in recitation handed down by word of mouth.
That tradition has hardly survived in the English-speaking world, and performing poetry now means a) slam poetry integrated with improvisation and music as a type of performing art, and b) the reading of poetry out aloud in classroom, workshop or poetry reading.
In fact the skills needed to perform poetry are as taxing as those required to write it, and it can be astonishing to hear what a trained voice can do with a very indifferent piece.
www.poetrymagic.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /performing.html   (434 words)

 The Poetry Society (Education)
Poetry is often perceived as a difficult subject to teach, and poets provide new inspiration and ideas for teachers.
The Poetry Society works with poets from throughout Great Britain and we are the best placed organisation to recommend the right poet for your school, whether it be for a one-off workshop, a reading, or an after-school literacy club.
The Poetry Society's Education administrators can ensure that poetry is genuinely brought to life in your school.  The poet's work can translate into valuable training for all members of staff, and the Society's poetryclass scheme is a project designed to train teaching staff in techniques that poets use, and the confidence they feel, in poetry.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk /education/slamteam.htm   (320 words)

 National Poetry Month Activities
Performance poet, Geylah provides valuable information and methods to creating,promoting and marketing your "niche" as it  relates to careers in performance poetry, public, motivational, or keynote speaking, and basic product development in any small business arena.
Performance may include, but is not limited to the  works and words of Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Phyllis Wheatley, Ge'ylah, Nichole Shields,  Sonia Sanchez, Emily Post, Margaret walker Alexander, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa Mae Alcott, Rita Dove and more.
Ge'ylah performs the National Poetry extravaganza show at venues ranging from public schools to inaugural halls.  She utilizes the art of performance poetry to help individuals become more aware of their historic presence.
www.powerofthetongue.com /PromotePoetry.html   (515 words)

 Word Street - A New Magazine about Poetry, Politics & Alternative Culture
But more, the emphasis on the performance of the poetry was taking poetry back to its oral roots.
I felt that, when the history of late 20th Century poetry was written, the performance poetry of the 90s was going to be seen as not just an expansion of the audience for poetry, but a stylistic turning point.
While it is true that poetry slams, which have been the glue uniting many separate performance poetry scenes, originated in Chicago, at times Spoken Word Revolution gives the impression that the city was the center of the entire performance poetry universe.
www.bowerypoetry.com /wordstreet/spokenrevolution.htm   (1208 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - 'Performance Poetry' in the spotlight - Tuesday | July 11, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mutabaruka is in the spotlight as Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artistes turns the 'Spotlight on Poetry' at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre, Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, on Sunday.
The Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artistes (JADA) figuratively put performance poetry into its bi-monthly 'Spotlight' series, with the focus being on Mutabaruka as well as on The Nomaddz and I AM groups.
In the brief 'Tongues of Fire' performance segment, The Nomaddz employed a guitar, one of them singing and the other three delivering poetry in the "ballad of a misled boy" whose "father is a cokehead/mother is a whore".
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20060711/ent/ent1.html   (538 words)

 Poetry Slam: Background, History, Timeline
Poets must follow a series of rules: the poems must be of each poet's own construction, the poet may not use props, costumes, or musical instruments, and if the poet goes over the time limit (three minutes plus a 10-second grace period), points are deducted from his or her score.
Judges, who are encouraged to factor both content and performance into their evaluations, judge each poet on a 0.0 to 10.0 scale.
By marrying poetry with competition, slam has allowed non-traditional audiences a tangible and intriguing avenue for experiencing poetry in a live prime-time setting.
www.slampapi.com /new_site/background/what_is_poetry_slam.htm   (446 words)

 Poetry Out Loud
Poetry also has a strange power to evoke persons and events lost in memory as well as to illuminate the self.
Changes of fashion in poetry, shifts in its aims, may occur for a thousand reasons having to do with those who create it, but the ways in which poetry reaches its readers and hearers have little to do with the poets themselves.
What has changed about poetry in our time is not the art of poetry but the technology of mediation.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2002/03/davison.htm   (644 words)

Troupe has published his poetry, articles, and essays in more than 200 literary journals, anthologies, magazines, and newspapers all over the world, and his poetry and prose have been translated into many languages.
Troupe is a two-time winner of the Heavyweight-Champion of Poetry (1994 and 1995) sponsored by the World Poetry Bout of Taos, New Mexico.
Troupe has also been a featured poet on two PBS television series on poetry: "The United States of Poetry" (1996) and "The Power of the Word" (1989), for which his segment, "The Living Language," received a 1990 Emmy Award.
www.palomar.edu /speakout/FP/2000/performance_and_poetry.htm   (440 words)

 Poet's Letter: Magazine for the Creative Industries
Poetry as it is viewed as a text based word creation taken to the people by way of paper print run as books or magazines or reviews is definitely lot younger than its original exposing media: performance poetry.
Whether Performance Poetry has theatre in them is a question which can be attempted to answer if one looks at a performance which essentially acts out something that relates to a character and therefore a poem performed is an act of theatre, not a whole play.
However, here you have the scope to experience and explore Poetry, poetry news and performance news and events of a lot of contemporary English Poets who are making noises and receiving audience acclaims in London and around the country as well as other parts of the English speaking countries.
www.poetsletter.com /PerformancePoetry.htm   (3924 words)

 Assignments | E318L: Poetry and Performance
Your performance should last at least 1.5 minutes long and should be memorized (although you may have a partner on book during your performance).
Poetry that describes a piece or art so intensely so as to evoke the image itself is called an ekphrastic poem (Greek for "description").
In performance, you should aim for the poem to be at least a minute and a half per person.
www.susansw.com /318performance/assignments.htm   (3723 words)

 Slam poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slam poetry is a contemporary form of postmodern performance poetry that occurs within a competitive poetry event, called a "slam", at which poets perform their own poems (or, in rare cases, those of others) that are "judged" on a numeric scale by randomly picked members of the audience.
Both realms have certainly influenced each other's thinking, as slam poetry is peppered with the thought and theories distributed by the academy, and fields such as performance studies have devoted much critical attention to the competition of spoken word.
In one such event, a poet performed his piece to a man dressed as The Bible, who murmured angrily throughout; the scoring was done by the entire audience, who wrote their scores on tiny pieces of purple paper, which the poet had approximately twenty seconds to collect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poetry_slam   (1879 words)

 Sparrows Poetry Festival Artists Bios
She has published two collections of poetry – En Passant (1991) and Slithering Towards Heaven, which will be featured in the literary journal Mad Blood in the winter of 2005.
She edits the monthly poetry journal, Central Avenue, and is an organizer for the annual Poets and Writers Picnic in Mountainair, NM.
TVS and two fingers is a Fort Collins, CO performance poetry troupe that combines word art with sound art, using some very nontraditional instruments and unusual concepts to underscore original poetry.
www.sparrowspoetry.com /bios.html   (1695 words)

 Dub Poetry, Overview
The 1970's and the 1980's were characterized by the emergence of performance poetry and dub poetry in the wake of the popularity of reggae music in Jamaica and all over the world.
It is often said that the term "dub poetry" was invented in 1979 by the Jamaican poet Oku Onuora (Orlando Wong) to refer to a type of poetry that had been in existence since the mid-1970's, and that had been heavily influenced by reggae music.
Dub poetry thus relies heavily on the rhythm of reggae music and is an attempt at fusing popular music with poetry.
marauder.millersville.edu /~resound/*vol3iss2/dubpoetry/dub2_dream.htm   (379 words)

 Call It Poetry / Tonight : An experiment in performance poetry
The result : neither a poetry reading nor a play, but a combination of both with a touch of mime, cabaret and jazz thrown in.
One enters a world where language is at the heart of the action, and each poem a dynamic and dramatic stanza in the larger work, which is a play acted by the poets themselves.
While there are numerous examples of plays made from poems and performed by actors, there seems no precedent for a play collaboratively composed by a group of poets using their own poems and then acted by those same poets.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/performance_poetry/35821   (672 words)

 Online NewsHour: Poetry Slam -- August 17, 1999
A look at the national poetry slam, a fusion of performance art and poetry that places young poets in a competition to be the best at delivering their work.
The idea of poetry performance as competition goes back to the mid 1980's, when a Chicagoan originated the word "slam" to refer to what some people call poetry as a contact sport.
It is difficult, I think, to bring it out like poetry and incorporate competition judged by random members of the audience and not have it flawed, but I think what it has definitely done is brought poetry back to people in a way that not many gimmicks have done before.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec99/poetry_8-17.html   (1964 words)

 Jabberwock: Notes from the fest: Vivek Narayanan, performance poetry
He’s been writing poems seriously since he was 13 (he’s 34 now) but he first became interested in performance poetry in a club in San Francisco in the mid-1990s.
How then do you differentiate poetry from songwriting, I ask, since one of the things we are repeatedly told is that the great modern songwriters – Dylan, Simon, Joni Mitchell – mustn’t be called “poets”; that the music, vocals and words have to be given equal importance in an appreciation of their work.
The same way the writing of a business letter is an exaggerated, formalised branch of prose, songwriting is an extension of poetry.” His own influences include both poets and songwriters: from underground rappers like Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Common to singer-songwriters Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen and Mark Knopfler.
jaiarjun.blogspot.com /2006/01/notes-from-fest-vivek-narayanan.html   (1188 words)

 What is Poetry Performance?
Poetry can be performed in many different ways.
Here are some forms of poetry performance defined (they are listed from easiest to most difficult).
This may be the most difficult type of poetry performance and may require a lot of practice.
lilandijo.tripod.com /poetrywebsite/id17.html   (553 words)

Performance Art and Film List from 1992 to 2006 http://www.performanceart2.com/ Contains links to various performance art and film sites.
It was performed at the "Pearl" in Dayton Ohio on March 12, 2006.
Performers are invited to participate in Chicken Little raids in a search for time travelers.
www.bright.net /~dapoets/news.htm   (1176 words)

 Amazon.ca: Wham! It's a Poetry Jam: Discovering Performance Poetry: Books: S Holbrook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It's a Poetry Jam: Discovering Performance Poetry, with a foreword by Jane Yolen.
Much of her advice is geared to teachers; guidelines and advice for organizing a poetry "wham" appear midway.
She explains how to move, how to put emotion behind the words, and how to make rhythm affect the performance in notes at the beginning of each poem, and occasionally in short, chatty captions at the end.
www.amazon.ca /Wham-Its-Poetry-Jam-Discovering/dp/1563979985   (410 words)

 PSI Poetry Cross Training 2007 - Presenters
In August of 1995 she began performing poetry and went on to win the title 1994-95 National Poetry Slam Champion.
In 1998 he lectured on performance poetry at Hamburg University and performed in London, England; Halmstad, Umea and Stockholm, Sweden; Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Jerusalem.
He co-hosted the 1995 National Poetry Slam in Ann Arbor and was a central figure in the move to incorporate Poetry Slam as a non-profit corporation in 1997.
www.poetrycamp.com /presenters.html   (2327 words)

 Amazon.com: Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry: Books: Gary Glazner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Poetry is based on the sounds it makes, and the rhythms, and yes, the shades of meaning and feeling, but that's like saying a script is a poem.
"Poetry Slam" by Gary Mex Glazner is part-anthology, part-history, part-description of slams, slam poets, and slam poetry.
The voices in both the poetry and the accompanying essays are diverse and passionate, representing all ages, races, genders and geography that this Poetry Nation has to offer.
www.amazon.com /Poetry-Slam-Competitive-Art-Performance/dp/0916397661   (1930 words)

The primary purpose of the Poetry Outreach Center is to encourage poetic activity--the
We do this through workshops, an Annual Poetry Festival, contests, and an annual anthology containing student and adult poetry, Poetry in Performance.
Students from all five boroughs also enter a high-school poetry contest in which winners receive cash prizes and attend special events.
www.ccny.cuny.edu /poetryoutreachcenter   (159 words)

 Poetry Slam founder: Marc Kelly Smith (so what!!) (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
As stated in the PBS television series, The United States of Poetry, a “strand of new poetry began at Chicago’s Green Mill Tavern in 1987 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam.” Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the world exported to over 300 cities large and small.
Chalking up more than a 2000 performances in nightclubs, concert halls, libraries, universities, and on tops of hot dog stands, Smith continues to host and perform every Sunday night at the Green Mill to standing room only houses.
We have all been influenced by hip-hop, but there are more things for a performance poet to do with their hands, than simply move them back and forth.
www.slampapi.com.cob-web.org:8888   (269 words)

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