Have you seen Kanye West or Alicia Keyes do it on Def Poetry Jam? And did you watch, thinking, move over–I can do that. Better than that?

For those of you entertaining the possibility of entering the first ever Houston Young Writers poetry slam this weekend, we’ve collecting some links offering inspiration:

Check out Slam Nation, a documentary film by Paul Devlin (1998) or SLAM!, a fiction film by Marc Levin produced that same year.

Please share your favorite poetry slam links, books, clips, and videos in the comments section below.

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