A Poetic Introduction

So I was sitting in French class, bored out of my mind. If Madame Udell reads this, I do love French! It was just at that particular moment I was finished all of my work.

So I started writing. That morning I had been listening to Shane Koyczan’s To This Day, so I decided to try my hand at poetry.

I kept writing after the bell, though most of lunch, and then during math once I was finished the day’s questions.

It kept spinning and spinning in my head, and the next day, I realized I had found my In-Depth: Slam Poetry.

Here is a recording of me reading my first ever poem: WARNING! Intensely melodramatic. Bwa ha ha. I don’t know what I was thinking.

File coming soon (Tomorrow) when technical difficulties are resolved.

^Please drop a comment, tell me whacha thought. Feedback is really going to help me out!


So. Why/how/when/where am I doing this? Well, I was really inspired by Shane Koyczan (go watch his video linked up there if you haven’t already. He’s amazing) and I always thought Slam Poetry was kind of cool. It was this sort of off-beat talent with words that some people seemed to possess, and it’s really impressive when you hear a good one. Slam is also really good at expressing thoughts/emotions/experiences that you couldn’t otherwise; much of modern slam is about some personal or global issue.

Emma (in afternoon) is also doing Slam Poetry, and we are going to do a lot of it together. In fact we will actually be performing at the Youth Slam Poetry House, every month, which is far more terrifying than I thought it would be when I agreed to do it, but at the same time I am really excited to get quality feedback and critique from 100 or so people.

Emma’s Blog <– Handy Link


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