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5 Steps to Slam Poetry

Do you dream of writing slam poetry? In this three-minute TED-Ed lesson, slam poet and educator Gayle Danley shares “Five Steps to Slam Poetry,” illustrating how one writer crafts a slam poem.

We’ve embedded an animated video with the lesson above. Over at the TED website, poetry fans can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

Two styles of animation were incorporated into this video. To go behind-the-scenes and learn more, follow this link.

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