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Poetry Slam

Biblio - The SPS Literature Fest 2018

A Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry with dual emphasis on writing and performances. In a poetry slam, competitors present original poetry. One must try to evoke empathy from the audience as the poem is presented in a manner befitting the ideas expressed in the poem. A slammer may find herself being very animated as she screams laughs hysterically, cries, stomps across the stage, waves her arms, or becomes pensive, quiet or piercingly direct.

Slamming is all about expression.

Come watch poets compete for the three top positions. Hear their stories, feel their emotions and connect in a way like no other. Trust us you don't want to miss this.

Conducted by Nishant Upadhyay, winner of GIFLIF poetry slam competition.

Nishant Upadhyay is a, 23 year old, emerging poet who has been writing, relentlessly. He started writing at the young age of 11 and his career began with being published in Magazines like Bal Bhaskar and Champak. He started writing for local newspapers in his hometown and became the head editor of school magazine at the age of 14!

The sudden rise in his career came when he won The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival's national poetry competiton. He was awarded by Jawed Akhtar Sahab for a competition, which had 600 participants from all over the India.

He has performed on various stages in Delhi, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal. He has been invited to the best of stages, Bhopal city, has to offer. He has also worked with Nawajuddin Siddique's team on a short film and has shared the same stage with likes of Piyush Mishra, Shaqil Azmi and Ravinder Singh. He has been writing and reciting in Hindi, English and Urdu for years and is known for his fiery recitations and bold choice of words.