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by Cecily von Ziegesar, Tori Amos (Foreword by)

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The poetry slam started as an event in 1986 at a bar in Chicago when a poet grabbed the microphone and began to recite poetry that enticed an audience to scream for more. This book is a showcase of the best poems submitted to the Alloy.com Poetry Slam Web site. Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Frank O'Hara, Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare are just a few of the famous poets who are integrated with unknown poets. Recent artists such as Mary J. Blige, Paula Cole and Erykah Badu also grace the pages. There is something for everyone. The book has quotations and helpful tips on how to write and what to write and how to begin. It's in a colorful package with unique photographs and drawings. It can easily be slipped into a backpack and pulled out for instant inspiration or pure enjoyment. It does an excellent job of making poetry fun and accessible to teens. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Penguin/Alloy, 157p, illus, 20cm, $5.99. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Sherri Forgash; Ginsberg, Duke School for Children, Chapel Hill, NC, November 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 6)

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Demco Media
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5.60(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Cecily von Ziegesar is an American author best known for the young adult Gossip Girl books, which was made into the eponymous popular television series. Born and raised in New York City, as a child von Ziegesar intended to become a ballerina and also briefly studied creative writing at the University of Arizona. In addition to the Gossip Girl books, she has also written an in-series parody, Psycho Killer, and a spin-off book series Gossip Girl: The Carlyles. The second book series credited to von Ziegesar, The It Girl, was written by a ghost writer with her outlines and guidance.

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Slam 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! It pulls you in and Spits you out it is marvelous!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it, and then I lost it. I have to buy it again, but I don't mind at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
for the past few mounths i have been looking for a book that has a varity of poems. when i found slam i knew it was the book i was looking for. it has my style of poetry and hints on poetry too. overall slam is a wonderful book that would make any poetry lover happy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SLAM! has a great variety of poems, from musicians to classic poets to modern day teen poets...i recommend it to anyone interested in poetic writing...the tips for writers are very helpful, and the peices in the book fit well together...
Guest More than 1 year ago
amazing words from kids. powerful but funny, too-----i'm getting it for my two neices, both teenage wannabe poets. it'll inspire them. really good.