Spoken Word Inspiration

If you dream about going onstage and becoming a slam poet, check out this list of recommendations to help you develop your skills as a performance artist.

Take the Mic contains everything you need to know about writing, performing and building a career as a slam poet.

Get inspired by reading and listening to the poetry of many amazing slam poets with the popular book, The Spoken Word Revolution.

The Spoken Word Revolution is available in other formats.

Four Chicago high school poetry teams prepare to compete in the world's largest youth slam in Louder Than A Bomb. Powerful and moving, this film is definitely worth watching.

Check out the trailer for Louder Than a Bomb:


Looking for more information? Our Spoken Word Inspiration booklist is filled with even more titles about writing, poetry and hip-hop.

Be sure to stop by YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center and ask about their F.L.O.W. open mic events on Wednesday nights. Don't be afraid to show off your talent and you just might inspire someone in the audience to do the same!