Slam Utah encourages the spoken word through involving and empowering people of all ages, creeds, and races in the appreciation, creation and performance of poetry and the spoken word. Slam Utah is committed to strengthening and uniting the poetry and spoken word community of Utah by being a forum for communities statewide to communicate, organize and educate through. Our goal is to explore and cultivate the highest forms of spoken word and performance poetry and to seek, inspire and mentor Slam and performance poets.
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Those who use the term “slam poetry” are probably thinking more of hip hop poetry or loud, in-your-face, vaguely poetic rants. The more useful comparison is the difference between spoken word and poetry. Spoken word is poetry written first and foremost to BE HEARD.