Online Poetry Slam

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  1. UFO the Phoenix

    UFO the Phoenix I DONT BELIEVE IN ALIENS!

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    Ok ya'll its going down....One big event....One poetic stand off of artwork....7 poets going at it with their best work

    the hat drawing is on May 7 (next saturday)


    The due date May 13 (FRIDAY THE 13!!?!?!?!)

    Anyone and Everyone can sign up..........I will draw the first 7 names randomly out of a hat....and the first 7 that come out will post a poem........has to be no more then 40 bars....keep it short...can be on ANY subject/topic you choose....first place prize is some rep level from all judges and a sticky of their poem in the Realm and perhaps on other boards as well (talk it over with the Mod's)

    There will be 7 judges....including myself....and 6 other judges....Outside unbiased judges perferred.....it will be based on scoring cards from 1 to 10....(including decimals....10 being the highest)....just like the real poetry slams.....the poet with the highest score wins.....

    Judges include:

    1) UFO
    2) Bhitiah
    3) Sykda
    4) Mac Flow "open Mic Mod"
    5) LadyL257
    6) Madpoet - "Mc hookup and 420 lounge Mod"
    7) Princeofthecity- "mixtape cornor Mod"


    WHat our judges look for in a poem:

    1) UFO - originality and imagery....is it creative and unique....shock value....can the word-play make me laugh or cry....is it abstract....is it edgy....is it different

    2) Bhitiah - you cant look for something in a poem, its gotta hit ya when it hits ya...alot of poems that are TOO orignial suck, alot of poems that are TOO honest are TOO hard to relate too....too much wordplay get's annoying, flow is important, too much imagery takes away from the content...structure is cool but it doesnt ALWAYS make the poem..................so i aint looking for anything

    3) Sykda - It really all depends on the subject of the poem If its more of a tragic/love one, then I look for emotion, good wording and word choice (vocab does not make good word choice... good words do that).. And I like to see structure..
    If its more of a happy/comedy poem... I look for enjoyment (emotion) and structure.. And somewhat imagery...
    It really depends on the subject at hand.. But structure, control, wording, and emotion is the basic theme of my judging.

    4) Mac Flow - intense, personal, obvious emotion is very important for a poet IMO, it has to be written with heart....and in conjunction with that I like to be able to see and feel the inspiration that drove the poem

    5) LadyL257 - metaphors n similies mostly .... wordplay

    6) Madpoet - i look for form, consistancy, and content.......as an FYI......Vocabulary counts too

    7) Prince - flow, word play, relevance, feeling, how it makes me feel, can i relate to what is being talked about, if i can't relate, does it make me understand by painting a picture about it


    There will be a SLAM thread posted on May 11 and then the due date to post your poem will be the 13 (Friday)

    No reading others work in advance and it has to be something NEW not recycled

    Good luck to all poets


    HOLLA
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  2. RealMS

    RealMS Ne te quaesiveris extra

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    I wanna sign up. No I am signing up. I might not be here the next couple days (school) and I know by then the others will read this lol.

    -Peace
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  3. Sykda

    Sykda New Member

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    Im a judge..
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  4. eM-T

    eM-T Because We Are

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    In in....

    well.... in the hat anyway

    dont fuck me on this one! :)

    haha jk
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  5. UFO the Phoenix

    UFO the Phoenix I DONT BELIEVE IN ALIENS!

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    ^its all random for real good luck............LOL@the smilyfaces!!!!


    Names in the hat so far:

    Realms
    Em-T
    jweaksfromdapike
    RC
    Coined
    Nimrod
    Ninja Kid
    NisLaniF
    Ayduu
    Absolute Zero
    Madnick
    Saint Vox
    Poet X
    K. Loye
    Poetickz
    MisterEthoughts
    RIKOSHAY
    D-Ray
    Insense
    TrueEmcee
    Philly_215
    Pent uP
    Jook
    Johnnie French
    AlmostFamous (back in the hat talked him into it...lol...he's almost-famous for real this time)





    SIGN UPS END ON MAY 7 and the names are picked randomly

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE
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  6. Mac Flow

    Mac Flow Die

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    put down for judge
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  7. LadyL257

    LadyL257 New Member

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    Sign Me In
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  8. jweaksfromdapike

    jweaksfromdapike The Pain and the Poetry

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    put me in the hat
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  9. UFO the Phoenix

    UFO the Phoenix I DONT BELIEVE IN ALIENS!

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    ^this better not be Manmadeofashes with his 50 names...lol
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  10. AlmostFamous

    AlmostFamous U got a problem?

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    if it is manmadeofashes than so be it

    let me know man... this is tooshort21 btw

    I guess I'll throw my name in the hat... but Im not to fond of the restricitons and the amount of judges that are doing this..

    is it just me?
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  11. Seqwel

    Seqwel New Member

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    Sign me up.
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  12. UFO the Phoenix

    UFO the Phoenix I DONT BELIEVE IN ALIENS!

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    7 poets is a nice size....as well as a handful of diverse judges

    at least thats how it is in the poetry slams I've been too
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  13. absolute zero

    absolute zero Among the living

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  14. MisterEThoughts

    MisterEThoughts MysteryOfUntoldTruth

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    aightz i am down cuz i am cute... haha
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  15. princeofdacity

    princeofdacity Heir To The Throne

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    you got ur final judge right here
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  16. eM-T

    eM-T Because We Are

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    no there is only me now.
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  17. -RC-

    -RC- Wordsman

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    semester just got over...sign me up for this!
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  18. Johnnie French

    Johnnie French Voodooradio.podomatic.com

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    Sure why not. Hit me.
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  19. Pent uP

    Pent uP I'd Like to Fight Ten Men

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    Signs up
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  20. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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