Becoming a spoken poet – Sarah Kay

I can divide my spoken word journey into 3 steps

  1. I can, I can do this
  2. I will, I will continue
  3. I realized I didn’t have to write poems that were indignant if that wasn’t what I was.  There were things that were specific to me.

It’s more than writing about what you know – it’s about gathering up all the knowledge and epxerience you have had up to now to help you dive into what you don’t know.

The TED talk starts with her poem “If I should have a daughter” – for a few mins.  But if possible, take the 20 minutes to watch her whole talk.  She is an exciting communicator and teacher – and there is a strong possibility that after viewing this talk, you will want to write poetry yourself.


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