All posts tagged slam poetry

To this day – Shane Coyczan

A spoken-word journey to childhood and back, by Mr Coyczan, a Canadian poet and writer. A proper moving take on the lifelong impact of bullying, and brilliantly enhanced by animations from his collaborators. In 2000, Shane became the first Canadian to win the US’s National Poetry Slam. He is also […]

Video: A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me

Spoken-word poetry can be powerful as hell. It can also be the lamest thing since Patricia de Lille tried to rap. This is from the powerful-as-hell camp. This is a video adaptation by Daniel Holechek of a poem by American slam poet Derrick C. Brown. That’s Derrick performing the piece […]

Half-rhyme love letter

You can go solo or you can go blow-by-blow but there’s no low blows on Blow-by-Blow with Bert Blewett. So get down to it, put your body through it. (Know you wanna do it). Punch through the perspectives, screw the invectives . . . ‘zackly what I’m saying. Nah’msayn’? Nothing […]