Slammin’ – Everton – “Well”

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Everton performs her poem “Well” from Paul Devlin’s TV pilot Slammin’, the pre-cursor to his movie SlamNation.
 
 
Slam Poetry melds the art of writing and the art of performance in the context of a good old fashion brawl.  SlamNation is the seminal film of this literary movement.
 

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Team San Antonio – Jason “Shaggy” Gossard – And I say YES

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This poem by Jason “Shaggy” Gossard is from the 2000 National Poetry Slam in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
 
The full set of the poems from that classic competition from the heyday of slam poetry is available for streaming here.
 
 

2000 National Poetry Slam Finals: Stream on VHX
SlamNation DVD
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Slammin’ – Susan Ross – “The Brain I’m In”

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Susan Ross performs her poem “The Brain I’m In” from Paul Devlin’s TV pilot Slammin’, the pre-cursor to his movie SlamNation.

 
 
Slam Poetry melds the art of writing and the art of performance in the context of a good old fashion brawl.  SlamNation is the seminal film of this literary movement.
 

Slammin’: Stream on VHX
SlamNation DVD 
SlamNation Trailer

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The Loaded Poets – “The Miller Beer Song”

A teenage Dan Snyder (keyboards) and Jim Wood (vocals) banged out this 3-minute masterpiece in the living room of Dan’s childhood home on an upright piano at which Dan had recently labored during his agonizing bout with childhood piano lessons. Wood’s poison pen recounts a tale of drunken romance and all the angst that goes with it in this early example of frenetic Loaded Poets’ product. Continue Reading