Slams, Maps and Raps

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"Slam I am," by Gayle Worland for Wisconsin State Journal, profiles a Madison, Wisconsin, slam team. In the process, Worland also delivers a nice primer on slam poetry in general.


"U.S. Poetry Map and Texas's Naomi Shihab Nye," by Sylvia Vardell for her Poetry for Children blog, reports on a new poetry map feature on The Academy of American Poets Web site, along with a bit about Naomi Shihab Nye.


"Why rap if you can be a poet?," by Sarah Maslin Nir for The Times (London), profiles Musa Okwonga, a very interesting performance poet with a book coming out on soccer (or football, as termed in the article). While Okwonga is considered an expert on soccer, his passion is with poetry.


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