UPDATE (2022): CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A “CLASSROOM-FRIENDLY” VERSION OF THIS POEM (WITH HIGH-QUALITY VIDEO/AUDIO), PLUS REFLECTIONS ON ITS TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, PLUS MORE RESOURCES!
Lots happening right now, especially with my final grad school presentation right around the corner (Monday, 4/11 at 7pm at Rarig; free and open to the public). Two things related to that:
First, here is brand new footage of what has become my most popular poem, “Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man Up.'” The Button Poetry version already has 850k views (!), and there’s another version with 100k+ too, but this performance is just better, I think. If you know me, you probably already know this poem, but it’s always nice to have a more definitive version available online. Find the full text here.
Second, I just completed a huge update to my “Beginner’s Guide to Spoken Word and Slam Poetry” page. There, I’ve collected over a hundred poems that I would recommend to others; a few personal favorites mixed in with some that I think just do a good job capturing the power of spoken word as both a form of artistic expression and a potential teaching tool. Check it out, and feel free to get in touch with any suggestions.