Poem topics for slam poems, spoken word, and performance poetry
For the few years I've run this site, the biggest trend I've seen has been people looking for new and different topics to write their poems about.
I get it. We all need a creative muse here and there, and hopefully when that idea hits we have a story and a message to tell that we're reminded of.
I've written a few articles with topics for poems. A couple years ago, I wrote one called 9 Slam Poetry Topics & Ideas. Well, 9 apparently wasn't enough... so I've compiled a list of 99 topics and ideas for slam poems! Writer's block = solved.
I encourage you to use these ideas in your own regard and context. Each of these topics has so much surrounding it that they are essentially just "trigger themes" that can/should/will mean something different to each of you. My goal is that as you browse through the ideas here, some of them will trigger a story, event or emotion you might not have thought about for a while, but one that is definitely slam-worthy.
As a quick side note, I am not asking or telling you to become an activist of any sort on these topics. When you read through the ideas, just think about how these issues affect you individually or what passion they spark inside of you. I'd love to hear some really good work done on any of the following topics. Hope you find this useful. If you want you can always send one to me to check out (or post).
Oh, by the way - these are in no particular order so stick around and read 'em all ;)