Take the mic : the art of performance poetry, slam, and the spoken word / Marc Kelly Smith with Joe Kraynak.
Author: Smith, Marc Kelly.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2009.
ISBN: 9781402218996 (pbk.)
Description: xvii, 295 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Performance poetry Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Poetry slams Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Performance poetry Authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Contents: What you think you know may not be slam: the big definition of slam poetry -- 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.