Dieses Buch richtet sich insbesondere an Lehrerinnen und Lehrer, die das Thema Poetry Slam in Theorie und Praxis in ihren Unterricht integrieren möchten. Das Werk liefert ein hilfreiches Unterrichtskonzept für Sonderschule, Realschule und Gymnasium.Der Poetry Slam gehört derzeit zu den erfolgreichsten Literaturformaten Deutschlands. Wenn man einen Blick in das Publikum wirft, kann man den Eindruck von einer literaturfernen Jugend nicht bestätigen, doch was macht den Reiz von einem Poetry Slam aus? Warum zwängen sich bis zu 600 Gäste in einen Raum, um Kurzgeschichten und Gedichten zu lauschen? Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit diesem Thema und untersucht die Sprache und Stilmittel der Poeten, versucht die Textarten und Inhalte im Slam genauer zu bestimmen. Auch die aktuelle deutsche Poetry-Slam-Szene wird beleuchtet und erstmals werden Entwicklungen innerhalb der Szene beschrieben: Was passiert, wenn der Erfolg und die Bekanntheit steigen? Wie war das noch mal mit der Comedy und dem Poetry Slam? Welche anderen Veranstaltungen sind aus dem Poetry Slam entstanden? Ein weiterer Blick gilt der medialen Präsentation der Slam Poeten. Es wird dargestellt, wie sich die Stars der Szene selbst vermarkten, mit welchen Mitteln sie ihre Bekanntheit über den Poetry Slam hinaus vergrößern und auf welche Weise die Protagonisten miteinander kommunizieren.
Black Star Nairobi
Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Publisher: Melville House
Two cops—one American, one Kenyan—team up to track down a deadly terrorist. It’s December 2007. The Kenyan presidential elections have gotten off to a troubled start, with threats of ethnic violence in the air, and the reports about Barack Obama on the campaign trail in the United States are the subject of newspaper editorials and barstool debates. And Ishmael and O have just gotten their first big break for their new detective agency, Black Star. A mysterious death they’re investigating appears to be linked to the recent bombing of a downtown Nairobi hotel. But local forces start to come down on them to back off the case, and then a startling act of violence tips the scales, setting them off on a round-the-globe pursuit of the shadowy forces behind it all. A thrilling, hard-hitting novel, from the author of Nairobi Heat, a major new crime talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Dawn O'Porter
Publisher: Hot Key Books
I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives. With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.
Author: Anna Idström, Elisabeth Piirainen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Consists of fifteen articles about metaphors in endangered languages, from Peru to Alaska, from India to Ghana. This title is suitable for researchers and students in linguistics, especially in metaphor and figurative language theory, and for scholars in large fields of cultural studies, ranging from anthropology to folkloristics and philosophy.
Get in on the action...CD included! According to the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, a "strand of new poetry began at Chicago's Green Mill Tavern in 1986 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam." Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the United States. Now, the father of the poetry slam presents the most comprehensive book on spoken-word poetry performances.
The wisdom of Matthew
Author: Célestin Freinet
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
Slamma Lamma Ding Dong
Author: J. M. Huscher, Dan Leamen, Matt Mason
Magic is what poetry is about. Magic can and does happen on the page, but the connection slams allow between poet and audience is both larger and more personal than the printed word. And it's reassuring, in a new century and millennium, to see that most ancient of the literary arts, poetry, return to its oral roots. When it comes to slams, poetry is the winner. - from the essay "Downtown Slam" by JV Brummels Slamma Lamma Ding Dong is the combined effort of 35 of Nebraska's slam poets. Appealing to fans of both the written and spoken word, it gives voice to the rich culture, the wild imagination, and the diverse spirit of the plains.
Author: Bowen Lyam Lee
It happened so fast the kids hardly knew they were in the air over the Amazon. If they had not been terrified, Sairi would have screamed, or Peter might have cursed, or Miguel would have cracked a joke. But time ran out, because the plane crashed.
How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?
Author: Gary Glazner
Publisher: Manic D Press
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry documents the first ten years of this cultural phenomenon with details on slam history and rules, hosting your own slam, winning strategies, tips for memorization, crafting group pieces, and other informative essays, as well as 100 of the best slam-winning poems ever.
Words in Your Face
Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
A history of slam poetry culture in the Big Apple and beyond places an emphasis on three major twentieth-century arts movements, including the Harlem Renaissance, the Beats, and hip hop, in a chronicle that traces the origins of slam at the Nuyorican Poets' Café and its monumental popularity as supported through such venues as Lollapalooza and MTV's Unplugged. Original.
This lively collection of over 100 classroom activities allows teachers to exploit fully the language learning potential of extensive reading. The activities, contributed by teachers who have used them successfully in classrooms all over the world, introduce extensive reading to students, and link it with the rest of the language curriculum. Here is a wealth of ideas for encouraging students to read, and for using students reading experiences for further language practice and learning. These creative and enjoyable speaking, listening, role play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Each activity is clearly explained, together with a personal note from its author. This is a handbook for teachers of general language courses, or grammar, listening, speaking, writing, or reading courses. It is written for teachers both non-native and native speaking, and for teachers both novice and experienced. It will also be of interest to teacher-educators.
Take the Mic
Author: Marc Kelly Smith, Joe Kraynak
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's where your muse leads you). Take the Mic is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and tons of examples of slam poems that wake up an audience. With this book, you'll also be able to link to the PoetrySpeaks.com community to listen to samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations for your next performance. The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Performing with Power Take the Mic is an essential guide for lifting your poetry from the page to the stage. Marc Kelly Smith (So What!), grand founder of the Slam movement, serves as you personal coach, showing you how to craft stage-worthy verse and deliver a poetry performance that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic, you discover how to... Pen poetry that's conducive to on-stage performance Overcome stage fright Practice powerful performance techniques Rehearse like a pro Shape a loose collection of poems into a killer set Connect with your audience — heart and soul Master the art of self-promotion Schedule your own slam poetry tour Transform your hobby into paying gigs Act professional to establish a solid reputation in the Slam community Take the Mic is packed with practical exercises you can do alone or in class to hone your skills and transform your body, mind, voice, verse, and spirit into an engaging stage presence. You'll also find a brief history of slam, the rules and regulations that govern official slam competitions, and a list of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) Certified Slams, so no matter where you are, you always have a place to Take the Mic!
Author: Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman
A multicultural selection of contemporary poems by Puerto Rican and other poets who meet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City