SlamCraft online course enrollments are now open for Oct 27 – Dec 6 2019. Click here for more info.

SlamCraft explores the craft of writing poetry for performance. Put simply, it’s a series on how to create a Spoken-Word Poem. But not just for slam poets – this is for anyone who wants to connect with themselves and others through their words. Everyone has a powerful voice waiting to be explored, whether that’s on the page or the stage.

For teachers, SlamCraft may give you ideas for using spoken-word poetry in the classroom. SlamCraft also offers methods of understanding and evaluating spoken-word poetry; something that can be hard to find.

SlamCraft is now available as a book. You can purchase it here.

What people say about ‘SlamCraft’:

“Sarah Temporal’s SlamCraft is a much-needed excavation of the components behind successful spoken word poetry. Sarah uses an in-depth study of successful spoken word artists and the form’s hip hop origins to educate those wishing to hone their writing for the stage.”  – Elliot York Cameron, Word Travels Program & Education Officer, spoken word artist and educator.

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SLAMCRAFT: Memorization

SLAMCRAFT: Tell the truth


SLAMCRAFT: Timing part 1

SLAMCRAFT: Timing part 2