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- Poetry Out Loud
- What is Poetry Out Loud?
- How it Works/ Guidelines
- 2007 Registration form (Word Doc)
Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by UAA's Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts through the undergraduate literary journal Understory.

Slam poetry is a great point of entry into various forms of literature. It's metered, rhymed and hip-to-the-lip!

The next Poetry Out Loud event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2007 -- check back in January for more details.

How to Participate:

If you're a student, simply find a couple of friends, form a team, fill out the registration form, and then come and speak your poems with passion and intensity.

If you're a teacher, recruit! We'd love to have a big crowd on the stage and an even bigger crowd in the audience, cheering the performers on.

The Rules:

Slammers need two original poems to perform -- one for the first round and one for the second. Slammers can enter as a team of three or as individuals.

No poem can exceed two minutes. No team can exceed six minutes.

Prizes go to the top two teams and the top two individuals. First place individual winner's best poem is also published in Understory 2007. Uniqueness, zaniness, and enthusiasm encouraged.

More detailed guidelines are available.

Any Questions?

Email Lauren Sweet or Nikki Allen at understory@uaa.alaska.edu

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