Poet Megan Beech reviews the sensational SLAMbassadors 2013 Final, which took place in the Clore Ballroom of the Southbank Centre on Friday 1 November.
Judges Joelle Taylor, Bea Colley and Hollie McNish have chosen their six spoken word champions for 2013 – and they invite you to come and watch the poets perform!
The Poetry Society’s fabulous spoken word competition SLAMbassadors wants your poems and raps on the theme of ‘Identity’.
Rhiannon Shaw won our competition to come down to London and review the SLAMbassador UK champions performing at the 100 Club. Find out what she thought of these word champions.
Vote for your favourite to win the SLAMbassadors People’s Choice Award. Five lucky voters picked at random will receive a YPN notebook. Plus enter a competition for the chance to become the official SLAMbassadors UK Reviewer.
Joelle Taylor reads her poem ‘No Man’s Land’ and invites you to write a poem inhabiting another character.
Here’s our scoop on how to give yourself the best chance when entering a poetry competition or poetry contest.
So what does a YPL in Herefordshire do and how do you get to be one anyway? Prize-winning young poet and YPL Hal Husbands explains.
Does performing live make you tremble, stammer and give you an urge to be anywhere but the stage you’re on? Don’t worry – this is perfectly normal and you can control it, explains Joelle Taylor