“Spoken word poetry cracks open locks”
“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”
Watching this yesterday touched a chord from my past. The days of writing in my Los Feliz apartment, performing open mike at Tuesday Night Cafe and being more expressive.
I gotta get back to that.