The good folk at Online Universities have sent me this link
to videos of The Ten Best Slam Poets
which I thought might interest some of you. They would be interested to hear of anything similar you happen to come across or know about.
consulted us, Joe public,
but ruled out all our views
Dave, Thanks a zillion for that link.
They are amazing poets and I liked their narrations :)
I don't know to what specific this haiku refers, but I know it's certainly the universal story!
Back in the spring the coalition produced its proposals for putting Britain right and made great play about consulting the public and getting our ideas, because that's what it's all about etc, etc. They've just published the final document - not one change, no additions or deletions; absolutely as was before the consultation.
Isn't that the truth, they ask regular folk for opinions and then dismiss them. What is that about?
I've heard some slam poets that are wonderful and some that left me scratching my head. When they're on the mark, though, they definitely make you think.
Straight From Hel
Since when has government consultation ever been any different? It's like "not wanting to preempt a Commission Report" when they've been instructed in their findings! Some of the slam guys are good but not sure I could take an entire evening of it!
dave - my first contact with slam poetry was just over a year ago. blew me away! thanks for this link. steven
oh they ask but then they foregt to listen :P
Cool link, thanks, Dave!
Neat hailu, too.
hmmm your haiku sounds like me being married...thanks for the link- it rocks! and "Teacher's make a goddam difference!"
Bless you for this link! I'm going there next.
PS: You're in the top 10 responders for my Inky Letter Movement. Email me your snail mail address if you'd still like to get a card from me!
Thanks Helen. I don't have a lot of experience or knowledge of slam poets.
I think we are on the same lines - on both accounts, but with the above proviso.
I definitely must give them a whirl, I think.
I heard "Teacher's make a goddam difference!" a while ago, but didn't say with it until the end. I have now - and I agree.
OK, thanks will do - as soon as I can get into my mail box. I'm told there's "an internal connectivity problem" just now!
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