Poetry Slam with the Otters

After a week of writing poetry, Whales celebrated by asking the Otters to come for a visit. We called our gathering a Poetry Slam. We talked about the history of Poetry Slams and Poetry Readings. We had already discovered that our very best poetry emerged when we wrote about something we felt strongly about, but today we discovered that sharing our writing out loud was even more compelling. It was a celebration of our likes and dislikes, of listening and writing, eating and drinking together. Poetry is powerful!