I suppose it wouldn’t be right to get through National Poetry Month without featuring a little slam. When I was in my 20s and thought the world was laid before me, I briefly considered trying my hand at poetry slam so I could go on tour like a rock star. No kidding. It was happening in other parts of the country, so no reason I couldn’t do it, too, right? Well, except that I never really got the hang of the slam myself. Just not my style most of the time, much as I like being in the audience.
This fantastic video came across my screen today, and I had to share.
Click here to watch this awesome poetry slam video. (I don’t know why it’s only letting me post the link rather than the video itself.)
The performers Amina Iro and Hannah Halpern presented this poem at the Brave New Voices 2013 Quarter Finals in Washington, D.C.