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Pikopiko
10-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Is anyone into poetry or slam poetry? I love it. A lot.
Like, no joke, haha

I've been writing for a while and sadly, I've only met one other person who wrote too.

If I could meet someone on here who played the uke AND wrote poetry, that's be awesome :D

ChamorroDT
10-21-2009, 05:14 PM
...I write my own songs - that's poetry, right?

I've written a few poems though (no Uke) and I watch a lot of spoken word on YouTube (especially ones from Def Poetry Jam)

I have a friend who is REALLY into spoken word and after listening to a majority of her work, I got into it. So yeah. There's my story, haha.

Pikopiko
10-21-2009, 05:22 PM
...I write my own songs - that's poetry, right?

I've written a few poems though (no Uke) and I watch a lot of spoken word on YouTube (especially ones from Def Poetry Jam)

I have a friend who is REALLY into spoken word and after listening to a majority of her work, I got into it. So yeah. There's my story, haha.


haha I've never tried writing a song.. but i consider that poetry :D

and you should show me some of your stuff :D i like reading other peoples poems forreall.

def jam poetry. I never seem to see it on tv [is it even on anymore?] so same with the youtube vids haha

Kateri
10-22-2009, 01:52 AM
I used to organize spoken word events at my old university every semester for about 4 semesters in conjunction with producing a literary magazine that features poems and stories from students and teachers. I also had a few chances to perform my own poems there, as well as at a downtown venue. There are a few poetry events that happen here on Kauai, but they're all slam poetry. I prefer spoken word events to slam poetry events because everyone can participate and not have to worry about being judged.

1014
10-22-2009, 04:41 AM
i <3 jamaica osorio.

it's been years since i wrote.

sweetie pie
10-22-2009, 08:20 AM
i'm really into slam poetry but i'm too shy to perform. sigh...

liagiba
10-22-2009, 03:46 PM
I watch a lot of Def Poetry on YouTube too. I really like poetry though, but not the speaking part. In English this year, I think there's a slam poetry unit which I think is pretty cool and there's a Slam Poetry Night too.

seeso
10-22-2009, 04:56 PM
I used to be involved in the spoken word scene here in Chicago. I love the stuff. When it's really good, man... it can be intense. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nktBsI0PYPs)

I used to play in a band with a guy who was on Def Poetry. His name is Idris Goodwin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPIEoVU4Nj8). We had an acoustic hip hop band called Public Housing.

Kateri
10-22-2009, 05:02 PM
I used to be involved in the spoken word scene here in Chicago. I love the stuff. When it's really good, man... it can be intense. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nktBsI0PYPs)

Oh man, that's one of my favorites. Made me cry the first time I saw it.

My favorite slam poet is Rives, and this is one of my favorite poems of his. Makes me tear up every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtVepS53t0

seeso
10-22-2009, 05:10 PM
Oh man, that's one of my favorites. Made me cry the first time I saw it.

My favorite slam poet is Rives, and this is one of my favorite poems of his. Makes me tear up every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtVepS53t0

That was really cool. Thanks.

ChamorroDT
10-22-2009, 05:21 PM
This is still one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZkBWBashA

"Love Like" by Shihan

Pikopiko
10-22-2009, 06:56 PM
This is still one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZkBWBashA

"Love Like" by Shihan

That one was one of the first I saw. I was like, ohdeng. AMAZING.

Real love type love forreal :]

Pikopiko
10-22-2009, 06:59 PM
i'm really into slam poetry but i'm too shy to perform. sigh...

I performed for the first time a few weeks ago at an open mic and my voice cracked right at the beginning. lol but it's not so bad once you've gotten a little through the poem.

:] I'm hoping to perform again at my school.


if you wanna see the performance...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqxyBnVY2Us


Edit; apparently, when I'm really nervous, I tend to yell. lol sorry if it gets a little loud.

seeso
10-22-2009, 07:21 PM
This is still one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZkBWBashA

"Love Like" by Shihan

Dang, that is some p-magnet type poetry!

Kateri
10-23-2009, 06:30 PM
i'm really into slam poetry but i'm too shy to perform. sigh...

The great thing about performing is that the people there are really supportive. Go for it. You'll probably love it.