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Take the Mic

The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word

Take the Mic by Marc Kelly Smith
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Take the Mic is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage. Marc Kelly Smith (So What!), grand founder of the Slam movement, serves as you personal coach, showing you how to craft stage-worthy verse and deliver a poetry performance that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic, you discover how to...Pen poetry that's conducive to on-stage performance, Overcome stage fright
Practice powerful performance techniques
Rehearse like a pro
Shape a loose collection of poems into a killer set
Connect with your audience — heart and soul
Master the art of self-promotion
Schedule your own slam poetry tour
Transform your hobby into paying gigs
Act professional to establish a solid reputation in the Slam community
Take the Mic is packed with practical exercises you can do alone or in class to hone your skills and transform your body, mind, voice, verse, and spirit into an engaging stage presence.You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so no matter where you are, you always have a place to Take the Mic!
Sourcebooks, Inc.; January 2009
322 pages; ISBN 9781402224126
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Title: Take the Mic
Author: Marc Kelly Smith; Joe Kraynak
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