Mary Fanslow

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8 Top Tips For Performance Poets

Poet Tips!<p>I am often asked to provide advice from up and coming poets and writers on how to “do spoken word” properly or ways to better themselves as …

Teaching Slam Poetry

Overview<p>Students will begin a very exciting journey into the world of poems by learning the basic elements of poetry. They will experience and learn …

Slam poetry is a genre. Or how to avoid slam clichés…

Slam poetry is a genre. Or how to avoid slam clichés…<p>I saw someone share Canadian poet Chris Gilpin’s blog from last year arguing that we need to …

How to Write Slam Poetry - Writing Spoken Word Poems

Penning your own slam poetry isn't as difficult as it might seem. Follow these quick guidelines and you'll have a first draft in no time!<p>Want to …

What Makes Effective Spoken-Word or Slam Poetry?

One of my favorite activities to do in a workshop or class is just brainstorming around what makes effective spoken-word or slam poetry. We all have …