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Hosting a Poetry Slam at Your Library

Klebanoff suggests the following rules and guidelines as a starting point:

  • Select and emcee to introduce the judges
  • Performers must be prepared to present twice
  • Poems must be performed not read
  • Performances limited to 1 1/2 minutes
  • No props or audio

For more inspiration, read all about the Philadelphia Free Library’s Teen Poetry Slam here.

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