Slam Poetry = “A type of poetry expressing a persons personal story and/or struggle usually in an intensely emotional style. Very powerful, sincere, and moving.”
…so says the Urban Dictionary. But actions speak louder than words, so here is a compilation of people actively speaking words to convey personal stories and struggles…all in honor of national poetry month of course.
Sometimes vague and sometimes clear, the story told in each poem that relate to the whole or the single, depending on the source and the form in which one absorbs such information.
If you made it through that sentence then I applaud you. It was a jumbled mess of off-the-cusp poetically purple prose, and yet it is somehow fitting for the cause.
In this vid comp we get to see brief clips of some of the hottest slam poetry videos on the interwebs. A friend of mine would be really stoked to see this article right now, so we figured maybe some of you might enjoy it too.
Just excuse the lack of background music this week. Sometimes silence speaks louder than any words…