What are some examples of slam poetry?

Here’s a compilation of some of the best slam poetry to send shivers down your spine.

  • 1) “Mama” by Emi Mahmoud.
  • 2) “Why are Muslims So…” by Sakila and Hawa.
  • 3) “Hair” by Elizabeth Acevedo.
  • 4) “Adrenaline Rush” by Rudy Francisco.
  • 5) “What Kind Of Asian Are You” by Alex Dang.
  • 6) “Fight For Love” by Andrea Gibson.

How do you write a slam poem examples?


  1. Make your poetry slam original. The written piece must be original.
  2. Pay attention to time. Each poet has 3 minutes to perform.
  3. Keep it simple and relatable. Your poem should be able to reach your audience the first time it’s heard.
  4. Perform with rhythm and passion.
  5. Practice with Power Poetry.

What are some good slam poem topics?

So here are 11 more ideas you can use for slam poem topics…

  • ​1) Write a poem about dating.
  • ​4) Write a poem about how you are completely like, yet totally different than, someone.
  • ​7) Write a poem about how common sense isn’t that common!
  • ​10) Write a poem that is a response to something.

How do you write slam?

How To Write Slam Poetry

  1. 1 1. Immerse yourself in slam poetry.
  2. 2 2. Make it authentic.
  3. 3 3. Always remember that the poem will be performed.
  4. 4 4. Use poetic devices that work well in slam poetry.
  5. 5 5. Keep the language in the poem simple.
  6. 6 6. Choose a theme that people can relate to.
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Does a slam poem have to rhyme?

The form: Your poem doesn’t have to have a set rhythm or rhyme scheme, but many poems repeat sounds (alliteration, internal rhyme, consonance, assonance) to make the poem more interesting. Slam poems are usually free verse, but they can use line breaks and punctuation for emphasis just like traditional poems.

How long is a slam poem?

Poems can be about any subject but typically are supposed to be the creation of the performing poet. Poems are not to exceed a three-minute limit (with 10-second grace period); if they do, points are deducted. No props may be used when performing the poem.

How do you organize a slam poem?

A good strategy to organize a poetry slam at your school is to identify a student or a group of students (SLAM Club) that will work with you the Advisor and/or Coach to make the slam happen. Empower this group to take the lead in coordinating, marketing, and producing the performance.

What are the rules for slam poetry?

Basic Poetry Slam Rules

  • Each solo poem must be of the poet’s own creation.
  • Each group poem must feature the primary author of the poem.
  • Memorization is not required or necessary.
  • Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem.