Ready, set, SLAM!

Posted on March 2, 2008

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There’s a slam poetry coming to town this month. I mentioned this to my mother two days ago when we met for lunch.

She said, “What’s slam poetry?”

It goes without saying tht I had a very difficult time explaining it.

These two pieces by Vanessa German are the best examples I have heard in a long time. Her poetry is mesmorizing in the sense that you get lost in how every word and sentence tugs on your sleeve. You get lost in her pictures.

I hope you enjoy her as much as I did.

(There is a video version of this through the Pop!Tech podcasts on iTunes.)

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