The Poetry Society’s fabulous spoken word competition SLAMbassadors wants your poems and raps on the theme of ‘Identity’. SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam for 12-18 year olds, has now been running for 14 years, involving as many young people as possible in reading, writing, and performing poetry. Slam is the competitive art of performance […]
Ollie performing. Ollie O’Neill discusses some of her favourite spoken word artists and recommends videos of them performing their work. Ollie was a 2013 winner of the Poetry Society’s spoken word competition SLAMbassadors, which is open for entries now! Toby Thompson A lot of people (like me) discover spoken word and poetry through YouTube, which, […]
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.