EM Press Slam Poetry Series are readings and performances of the best slam poets in the country. Performing abridged works from their poetry books, this series includes the most significant voices in the slam poetry community, including, slam founder Marc Kelly Smith, Louder than a Bomb co-founder Kevin Coval, Marty McConnell, Jack McCarthy, Billy Lombardo, and Regie Gibson.
With 25 years of poetry slam governance at Chicago's famous Green Mill Jazz Lounge, poetry slam founder and emcee Marc Kelly Smith welcomes poets to perform in the open mic, feature and daring poetry slam competition. Listen to the live, raucous words of today's best performance poets with great music and audience participation.
Marc Kelly Smith began the slam poetry movement in Chicago, over 25 years ago. One of the original perfroamnce poets, Smith's poetry slam concept has navigated the planet. There are over 200 poetry slams in the country, 100 overseas, and the term itself has become part of the everyday vernacular. This audiobook of Smith's performances captures the iconoclast's skilled combination of word and performance merged together. Marc Smith is the model by which poetry slams have been built. Featuring Marc Smith's most famous poem, "My Father's Coat".