Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry offers a rigorous, multidisciplinary learning opportunity through the arts that builds students’ ability to express themselves in a confident, clear and meaningful way. Through a series of 10 in-class residency sessions and an optional culminating Poetry Slam competition, middle and high school students learn literacy skills of writing and public speaking from a professional poet teaching artist.

Through participation in the Slam Poetry program, students will:

  • Increase their awareness of the various poetry devices, techniques and forms;
  • Enhance their performance skills;
  • Improve their writing and speaking skills;
  • Enhance their vocabulary;
  • Learn to generate ideas through writing and brainstorming.

Teachers acquire new strategies to engage students in active learning and facilitate their use of higher-level thinking skills.

For more information, contact Liz Davis at or 404.733.5256.

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