Text: “GRAND SLAM FINALS.” https://www.getlit.org/classicslam

Different poetry slams are conducted in different ways but they usually have some different method of measuring or comparing participants in order to judge winners and losers. It is clearly possible to come up with a set of criteria to use to judge a poetry slam. What effect does the judging of poetry have on knowledge? The participants go into the slam knowing how they will be judged – how does this affect their poetry?