Slam Nation: The Sport of the Spoken Word (1998)

Slam Nation: The Sport of the Spoken Word

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The phenomenon of the poetry slam originated in Chicago in the 1980s, where young writers would perform their verses in competitive form at bars and coffeehouses before a live audience. Poets would be given three minutes to perform a piece they wrote themselves, and a panel of judges (chosen at random from the audience) would rate the poets and their delivery on a scale of one to ten. As spoken word performance gained a new popularity in the '90s, the poetry slam began to spread nationwide, and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Nov 29, 2005
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Full Review… | October 26, 2002
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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It's cutthroat, comical and raw.

Full Review… | November 25, 2005
Wordmag.com

Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Full Review… | June 5, 2002
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