Thursday, 15 January 2015

Spoken Word

The art of spoken word, or performance poetry, was something that I’d never heard of until one of the Thursday night creative writing events I had during my first year of university.

Though I’m not a huge fan of reading poetry, I love having it read to me (my old housemate loved the stuff and used to read poems aloud to be constantly – bliss!), and spoken word is poetry written for the purpose of being read aloud.

I’ve come across it now and then since uni, but it’s still something that I don’t think is that widely known about so when I was doing my monthly re-watch of Mark Grist’s ‘Date a Girl Who Reads’ I thought I’d share some of my favourite spoken word pieces with you guys and hopefully get you to change your mind about poetry as well.

‘Date a Girl Who Reads’, Mark Grist

‘Heels’, Imani Cezane

‘If I Should Have a Daughter’, Sarah Kay

‘Dear Privilege’, Amaris Diaz

I hope you enjoyed them! Let me know if you have any favourites spoken word pieces – I want recommendations!


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