What do you think about spoken poetry?

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Re: What do you think about spoken poetry?

Post by Samantha333 » 28 Apr 2018, 17:59

spoken poetry is definitely one of my favorite forms of expression/art.

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Post by Lamoy » 09 May 2018, 07:08

    I love spoken poetry. I really enjoy watching people do it, especially if it's from the heart. Spoken poetry is always so with emotion, you feel it. I've never done it though; I don't think I could do it. I write though.

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    Post by biscuits » 10 May 2018, 16:50

    Spoken poetry is very good when its done by someone who has a lot of confidence and can move your emotions. I've heard whack before and I tell you its not easy.

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    Post by gkgurley » 11 May 2018, 09:41

    I prefer listening to authors reading their own poetry because it highlights what about their words are meaningful to them. I read a poem first to extract what meaning I see in it, and listening to the poet read it alters my perception every time. Looking at a person as you listen to them bear their soul in their poetry creates and experience of connection that elevates the art form.

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    Post by ElizabethR » 15 May 2018, 14:19

    It's my belief that, much like Shakespeare is meant to be seen in a theatre, not necessarily read, poetry is meant to be read out loud, whenever possible. I've participated in a few spoken word events myself, and I've found that it can be enriching to hear the words in tandem with individual interpretation. It's like adding salt to a dish. The dish may taste fine all on its own, but adding salt can help highlight the flavors of the food, and make it even more delicious. :)

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    Post by stoppoppingtheP » 28 May 2018, 04:17

    I really enjoy spoken poetry. A lot of the time I have heard spoken poetry being said about important social issues.

    “there have been so many times
    i have seen a man wanting to weep
    but
    instead
    beat his heart until it was unconscious.

    -masculine”


    ― Nayyirah Waheed

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    Post by usama sohail » 09 Jun 2018, 22:33

    Poetry is a way to express your feelings. It's a way to make someone realize that how much you love them. You can melt someone's heart . you can get someone's heart.. It is feeling out of the world. It just amazing😍😘

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    Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 12:08

    I enjoy going to see Slam Poetry although I don't specifically write my own poetry for that reason. I do listen to how it sounds aloud - just too depressing. Fun to hear others though.

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