Following last weekends class in which we did slam poetry, I decided to look up information about the aforementioned style of poetry. I was interested in the roots of this style of reciting poetry as well reading and watching more examples of this. I found out that Marc Smith is credited for starting slam poetry. He started it in a jazz club in the city of Chicago. I found this incredibly intriguing because I am from a Western Suburb of Chicago. Here is a video I found of a slam reading I found particularly good.