Help with writing slam poetry series
Writers block fucking sucks!
Its like sitting in traffic - there is a destination, but the best way to get there is unbeknownst.
I come across that blockage often - it's frustrating (and that's why I created a whole section dedicated to topics for slam poems).
Sometimes creative arteries clot. For me it's usually not mid-stream while I'm fiercely penning a spoken word poem that trips me up; getting off the start line and out of the gate is the most problematic.
So good news: That initial leap of generating ideas for your poem doesn't have to be so tough!
Coming up with a captivating topic for slam poetry can be thorny because you know you're about to pour your heart and soul into a masterpiece and you don't want to screw that up!
Yet at the same time its actually quite easy to select subject matter for your piece; slam poetry provides a forum to write about anything - you have the opportunity to let your mind get looser than its ever been and expand to distant corners of unexplored territory, uncover deeper roots everyday in-front-of-your-face issues, and be so imaginative that you might even shock yourself.
What I have always been attracted to in slam is that the performer owns the moment.
You're given an audience and you can portray to them any topic you want and they automatically tune in.
If you love poetry, love the spoken word and thrive on being in front of an audience (and being judged), but just can't get out of the gate when it comes to your topic, I am here to help. Here are a few topics and ides to give you inspiration for your next piece.
9 Topics & Ideas for Your Next Slam Poem
I hope this initial list can help you find a good topic or at least an idea to go on for your next spoken word piece.
If you're looking for some more or some different ideas and topics that you can write a slam poem about, check out this page for a bunch of articles. Great help if you're writing your first slam poem, or just ran into a drought on ideas - I'll keep you drought free!