SlamNation | 1998

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Poetry slams, a grassroots movement that began in Chicago in the mid-1980s, combine the appeal of standup comedy with the excitement of competitive sports, and the transcendent power of the spoken word. Today poetry ...more

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Synopsis

Poetry slams, a grassroots movement that began in Chicago in the mid-1980s, combine the appeal of standup comedy with the excitement of competitive sports, and the transcendent power of the spoken word. Today poetry slams are packing cafes and clubs in cities throughout the U.S.

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