Poetry & Spoken Word
The applicants in the poetry category are required to submit links to recorded videos of poetry. Poetry is a type of literature based on the interplay of words and rhythm. The applicants in spoken word category are required to submit recorded videos of spoken word. Spoken word is a performance art that is word-based. It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play such as intonation and voice inflection. Spoken word is written on a page but performed for an audience. It relies on a heavy use of rhythm, improvisation, rhymes, word play, and slang.