Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana
I recently went to my first poetry slam. It was held at the Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana. I froze and it was completely awkward, and yes, very uncomfortable, but I did see and meet some incredibly talented artists. Here are some of the videos that came out of that event. Thankfully none are me freezing like a deer in the headlights, they are all awesome. I look forward to the next slam, and I have been told it is being planned right now.
Lonnie Ray Atkinson
This is incredible and moving and I loved it.
I reworked Love letter #1 and turned it into this. This was what I was going to read, but after three lines I froze. I froze and stood their silent until the judge said “time,” about five times. So I stood there for 3 minutes. Wow. That was a bit embarrassing, but it was actually …
Maggie Estep – Emotional Idiot
For all the boys I’ve loved before: part 1 and 2.
In honor of National Poetry month, I would like to present a young woman with a very important message for the world. A sort of public service announcement for all of us, who find ourselves getting sucked into what the world says is important, but we all really know is not.
Originally posted on This Is Life.:
For every person who feels enslaved by the idea of being “pretty”. (Just a warning, she curses once toward the end of the poem. Not recommended for younger audiences.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6wJl37N9C0
Why is it so hard for a writer to write a bio? When I wrote “Oh you know me,” that was me procrastinating writing about me until I thought of something to write. I still have not. I thought I will wait until I have some great accomplishment to write about. I still have not. …