by Catherine Giordano
I wrote an article for the web:
How to Win a Slam Poetry Contest:Old Witches Never Die
I think the title is a little misleading. I read a poem titled, "Old Witches Never Die" at a slam poetry contest and that poem helped me win--third place but still a win.
The article is not really about how to win a slam poetry contest. It is the story of how I won and the "how I won" part is just an intro to the poem. The poem uses witches as a metaphor for negative emotions like hate, envy, and shame. It's a really good light-verse poem.
Read it and banish the witches.
Click the link, read the poem, and don't forget to vote in the slamming poll. Thanks.