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Poetry, like stories, began in the oral tradition, told around campfires before written language existed. The best poetry still packs its punch out loud.
Poetry slams, performing poetry, can also have an educational purpose, teaching participants the power of language and giving them poise and confidence. This video from Edutopia is an example:
Poetry Alive is a professional touring group that performs poetry for school programs. They live up to their name by making poetry come alive for all ages. See how they do it here.
What's your favorite poem to read or hear out loud?