More of Slam Poetry

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.

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