This advanced workshop expands and evolves the students' experience in the world of slam, spoken word, and performance poetry. Students have the opportunity to examine and create group pieces, conceptual art, unusual poetic forms, and effective slam competitions strategy. Students will work within a wide variety of poetic styles, from hip-hop to confessional, and examine a broader spectrum of performers. Students have some autonomy in designing their own projects and reading lists. Students will also engage in experiencing, analyzing, and further developing their own unique artistic compositions. Guest performers and teachers will be featured and the semester will culminate with an end-of-semester poetry showcase.