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Slam poetry: a celebration in diversity

Searching for an art form that allows you to share your true identity with a crowd? You need slam poetry as site member sunsetskyfire reveals during our Amnesty teen takeover, slam poetry attracts the most diverse bunch of identities around

On weekday evenings in starkly lit rooms, people come to turn their hearts out from their sleeves. They come from penthouse apartments and their friends's basements, they come young and old and male and female and in love and in pain, but they come. Sometimes they pay. They take the microphone in turn, and the room falls silent for each individual's story.

This is the reality of spoken word poetry, but it only scratches the surface of how spoken word poems are created.

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