Participate in the BCS Poetry Slam! It is great Fun! ( Just sign-up online or in the Media Center.)

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BCS Poetry Slam Dates

5/6 Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th
7/8 Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th
3/4 Tuesday, April 29th and Wednesday, April 30th
Must Sign-up online (http://clarkwiki.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Poetry+Slam+Sign-Up )by Sunday, April 20, 2014 to reserve a spot.



Poetry Slam Rules:

  1. Focus on the words; memorization is expected, but note cards are allowed.
  2. Piece must be respectful, "G " rated
  3. Props, music, and costumes are not allowed. This performance is all about you!
  4. Performances must be 60 seconds or less
  5. Performances can be solo or by teams of 2 or more.
  6. Participants must sign-up in advance to participate.

What judges will look and listen for:
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  1. Verbal Cues: Poet speaks clearly, projects his or her voice has memorized the poem
  2. Nonverbal Cues : Body movement, facial expressions, eye contact, intended pauses, gestures to enhance the ideas of the poem, enthusiasm, positive energy, and emotion of the poet.
  3. Length of poem must be 60 seconds or less ( poem should not exceed 10 seconds past the allotted minutes). Points are lost for poems exceeding 1 min 10 seconds.