Marc Nair on How He Got Started Performing at Poetry Slams

Singaporean poet and photographer Marc Nair entered his first poetry slam contest before really understanding what these events entailed. He had been writing for a few years but had never performed spoken word poetry, so his first poetry slam became a huge lesson in the techniques that artists use. Poetry slams are competitions in which poets perform their work using word play techniques such as intonation and voice inflection to enhance their reading. The most important thing Nair took away from...
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