Contemporary Performance Poetry

PG posted about poetry as performance yesterday. He’s going to return to more contemporary poetry as performance.

To be clear, PG is anything but an expert on contemporary poetry and its performers, but he found some of the following interesting updates of the former classical style poems he included yesterday.

Again, compare the impact of the poetry performance with the impact the words might have if they only sat on a page.

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  1. I saw some slam poetry stuff in Canada about 10 years ago that was downright subversive. Really cool stuff. Now? Timid in comparison. Of course, most of it tended towards the political to be relevant rather than clear insights into the human condition…

    Thanks for sharing,


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