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Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps

By Gayle Danley
Added: Monday, July 14, 2014  /  Animation by TED-Ed, additional narration by Pages d. Matam. Used with permission.
Gayle Danley

Gayle Danley won the 1994 National Individual Slam Poet in Ashville, NC just months after being exposed to Slam poetry. In Heidelberg, Germany, she became the 1996 International Slam Poet Champion. She launched a one-woman show, "Brilliance," touching thousands with her Slam Poetry workshops, lectures, performances and speeches. Danley has published three books: Naked, Soulfull--A Slam Poetry Study Guide, and Passionate--Poems You Can Feel. In addition to her motivational speaking and college performances, she has maintained a constant tour of elementary and secondary schools, helping students with traumatic experiences and teaching workshops on Slam poetry to all age groups. She lives in Baltimore, MD. Danley was a featured poet at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

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