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Poets and lovers of poetry to The Literary Lounge. A community of poets from around the world sharing their voices in multi-media style Poetry Slams. Grab your beverage of choice and link a poem or simply sit back and enjoy the show.

how to..Record & Link


How to do sound.
If you know how to record your voice on your computer, upload a file, and copy the perma-link to another site, don’t read this. If you don’t have a clue what that last sentence meant, read on.
The easiest way to record your poem reading for The River Journal Poetry Slam is probably Sound Cloud (http://soundcloud.com/#). Please read thought all of these instructions, then follow them step by step.
1.) Go to Sound Cloud. You can sign up for a free account (it’s one-click if you have FaceBook). If you have an account already, you probably don’t need to read these instructions, but sign in and have at it.Em
2.) You can watch a video (http://vimeo.com/1857085) to learn how to use Sound Cloud.
3.) Go to your Dashboard. Click on “Upload or Record a Track.” (If you recorded your poem on your computer using other software, you can upload the file here.)
4.) Select the red circle button REC (for record) or Choose files (if you have an MP3 file on your computer to upload).
5.) Click the stop button when done.
6.) Click Upload your file.
7.) Fill in the title, description, attach an image if you wish.
8.) Add descriptive tags, like your name, the poem title, The River Journal, Poetry Slam, topics and themes from the poems—key words that help search engines “find” your shared files.
9.) You may change other settings—but leave it Public for sharing on the Slam.
10.) Copy the Permalink (under the title): all of it, including the http://… The permalink is the link that always goes directly to your sound file.
11.) CLICK SAVE. Sorry for shouting. It’s just very important.
12.) Paste the link as a comment at the appropriate place on The River Poetry Slam.

Link to a Video
These instructions will help you put your video on to The River Journal Poetry Slam. You have to know how to make your own video and how to save it for posting onto YouTube.
1.) Go to YouTube. Sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, sign up for one (it’s free). If you have Gmail, you can use that email address and password to sign in.
2.) Upload your video. Fill out the information for it, including tags, , like your name, the poem title, The River Journal, Poetry Slam, topics and themes from the poems—key words that help search engines “find” your shared files.
3.) Click on the “share” button. There are three options: a.) the permalink, which appears in a window and highlighted (this is the link that will always go directly to the video); b.) “embed” and c.) “email.”
4.) If you see a different group of choices, look for permalink and choose that way to share.
5.) Copy the permalink.
6.) Paste the link onto the appropriate place on The River Journal Poetry Slam.

Embed to a Video
These instructions will help you put your video on to The River Journal Poetry Slam. You have to know how to make your own video and how to save it for posting onto YouTube.
1.) Go to YouTube. Sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, sign up for one (it’s free). If you have Gmail, you can use that email address and password to sign in.
2.) Upload your video. Fill out the information for it, including tags, , like your name, the poem title, The River Journal, Poetry Slam, topics and themes from the poems—key words that help search engines “find” your shared files.
3.) Click on the “share” button. There are three options: a.) the permalink, which appears in a window and highlighted (this is the link that will always go directly to the video); b.) “embed” and c.) “email.”
4.) If you see a different group of choices, look for embed and choose that way to share.
5.) Copy the embed code in the window (begins with <embed>,,,goes on…).
6.) Paste the code onto the appropriate place on The River Journal Poetry Slam.

by Michael Dekel
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