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I honestly believe that poetry and expression has rescued me--from the tragedies I have encountered and many dimensions of emotions within myself.My favorite medium is slam poetry, a form of poetry that is written to be spoken aloud. This style does not just encourage sharing of artists work, but stitches it in its foundation.
I recently discovered I am not the only one with such a passion for this style. Global Writes, a Bronx-based nonprofit organization helps students grow through live slam poetry competitions. By emulating some of my favorite and most renown modern slam poets, these children let writing enter their souls and develop a sense of expression, pride, and confidence. (Check out the video.) Who thinks your school needs a slam team? I certainly do!
this is where it starts- right before i think about getting out of bed- anxiety- with sylvia plath’s voice will start say...
Everyone has that one fact That no one really expects But once you hear it makes perfect sense For me, it’s that I don’t own a pair ...
To the people who ruined spoken word for me— Fuck you. Fuck your scream-cries, personas, the conversational beginning with splattered joke...