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the spoken word thread
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i decided to re-purpose this thread as the spoken word thread.

post audio or video of spoken media.

post poetry, speeches, etc.


do not blindly add media...

if you would like to participate in this thread, and don't currently have any files to share, try youtube or http://archive.org/

you can upload mp3 files to http://kiwi6.com

and embed them here using the following code:

Code:
[mp3]url[/mp3]

*acapella is acceptable.




taylor mali - how to write a political poem

[k6]http://k004.kiwi6.com/hotlink/7zi0s8gh5g/taylor_mali_how_to_write_a_political_poem.mp3[/k6]

[Image: 220px-Taylor_Mali_emote.jpg]

Life

A 10th-generation native of New York City, Taylor Mali graduated from the Collegiate School, a private school for boys, in 1983. He received a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College in 1987 and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from Kansas State University in 1993. He also studied drama with the Royal Shakespeare Academy at Oxford. One of four children, his mother was children's book author Jane L. Mali, a recipient of the American Book Award, and his father was H. Allen Mali, vice president of Henry W.T. Mali & Co., manufacturers of pool table coverings. He is the great-great-grandson of John Taylor Johnston, founding president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1993, he married Rebecca Ruth Tauber, who died in 2004. On May 13, 2006 he married Marie-Elizabeth Mundheim, a high school friend.

Poetry

As a slam poetry performer, Taylor Mali has been on seven National Poetry Slam teams; six appeared on the finals stage and four won the competition (1996 with Team Providence; 1997, 2000 and 2002 with Team NYC-Urbana). Mali is the author of What Learning Leaves and the Last Time as We Are (Write Bloody Publishing), has recorded four CDs, and is included in various anthologies. Poets who have influenced him include Billy Collins, Saul Williams, Walt Whitman, Rives, Mary Oliver, and Naomi Shihab Nye. He is perhaps best known for the poem "What Teachers Make."

He appeared in Taylor Mali & Friends Live at the Bowery Poetry Club and the documentaries "SlamNation" (1997) and "Slam Planet" (2006). He was also in the HBO production, "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry," which won a Peabody Award in 2003. Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam Incorporated, and he has performed with such renowned poets as Billy Collins and Allen Ginsberg. Although he retired from the National Poetry Slam competition in 2005, he still helps curate NYC-Urbana Poetry Series, held weekly at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Teaching

Taylor Mali spent nine years teaching English, history, and math, including stints at Browning School, a boys' school on the Upper East Side of New York City, and Cape Cod Academy, a K-12 private school on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He now lectures and conducts workshops for teachers and students all over the world. In 2001 Taylor Mali used a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts to develop the one-man show "Teacher! Teacher!" about poetry, teaching, and math. He is a strong advocate for the nobility of teaching and in 2000 he set out to create 1,000 new teachers through "poetry, persuasion, perseverance, or passion." As of January 13, 2012, he has 891.

source - wiki
"Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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#2
I do love this guy Smile Poets should never take themselves too seriously... sure, take poetry seriously, but that's as far as it can ever go...

This is my favourite:


No fucking censorship. Ever.
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#3
that's pretty awesome
consistency is the hobdob
of small minds[
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#4
he has a few cds out... i'm trying to find them... but its proving difficult. but he has stuff floating around everywhere.
"Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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#5
from taylor mali's short lived podcast on itunes.

we real cool
Download

what poetry is an ars poetica
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where you begin and i end
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work in progress
[mp3]http://k004.kiwi6.com/hotlink/38is620el8/work_in_progress.m4a[/mp3]
"Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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I have some of mine on soundcloud if anyone cares... but I don't know exactly how to embed them... anyway, I'll see if this works:

A Pint of Poetry With Nuts Sonnet
A Pint of Poetry With Nuts Sonnet
No fucking censorship. Ever.
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#7
leanne... i believe you have just inspired a new meme character named, 'fat drunk karaoke bloak' <eg>

hot voice, btw Big Grin
"Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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#8
lol..fat drunk karaoke bloke...great stuff leanne...and as stormie has pointed out...a hot voice too Wub You +1
I don't sugarcoat anything.....do i look like willy fucking wonka to you
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#9
Great stuff, Leanne. Wink
Wildcard is awesome.
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#10
finally a voice to the name and imageWub You
consistency is the hobdob
of small minds[
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