Friday, May 1, 2015

A Prime Example

There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face.
~Eva Hoffman


I like slam poems with a bit of humor in them, such as Taylor Mali's and these by Harry Baker:



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8 comments:

Donna Smith said...

Loved that clip! What an awesome poet - hadn't heard him before.
Poetry Friday seems to have been moved to Mary Lee Hahn's today http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2015/05/poetry-friday-emotional.html

Keri said...

How fun! I've shared your post with my nephew whose end-of-the-year assignment for one of his classes is to perform a poem/slam poetry.

jama said...

I was familiar with Taylor Mali, but not Harry Baker. Thanks for sharing!

LInda Baie said...

Wow, Tabatha, this is great. My students just did duo slam poems last week. I will share with them. Thanks!

Mary Lee said...

So many great lines and puns! Thanks for introducing me to a new poet!

Bridget Magee said...

I love this video! Someday when I grow up (or grow brave enough) I'd love to try a slam poem (but not have it videoed) Thanks for sharing, Tabatha!

HWY said...

What an excellent poet doing an excellent performance!

Really enjoyed his stuff...and, you're right...the humor really added to his work.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

These were so much fun, Tabatha –thanks for posting! (Catching up... catching up... ya know?)