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WHAT’S A POETRY SLAM?
A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their own work and are judged by 5 members of the audience. The host will randomly select 5 judges from the audience. The judges are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance. All poems must be of the poet's own construction. Scores are tallied from the 5 judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.
WHY SLAM POETRY?
Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance while encouraging poets to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it.
WHY DOES PURE INK SLAM?
Because it is fun and engaging!!!
SIGN UP AND DRAWING
POEMS AND PERFORMANCE
NO REPEAT RULE
THE THREE MINUTE RULE
3:10 and under no penalty
3:10:001 - 3:20 -0.5
3:20:001 - 3:30 -1.0
3:30:001 - 3:40 -1.5
3:40:001 - 3:50 -2.0
and so on [-0.5 for every 10 seconds over 3:10]
MAXIMUM TIME LIMIT
INFLUENCING THE CROWD BEFORE THE SLAM BEGINS
All efforts shall be made to select five judges who will be fair. Once chosen, the judges will:
SECOND ROUND CUT AND ORDER