To continue with my recent reconnection with poetry and particularly performance poetry, I want to share a considerably funny poet I found while…well…skimming around on YouTube. Because that is how I use my time in a productive manner.
Poetry doesn’t have to be all dark, brooding, or politically ultra-charged. Humor can drive home a point just as specifically and effectively.
Taylor Mali performing “Speak with Conviction”:
And it helps that he is wearing a Scrabble T-Shirt. Did I mention he’s a teacher? And has probably made more of a difference in his life than I ever will with mine? Yeah. Those damn poets.