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Sarah Kay? She does incredible spoken word poetry, an art with which I am not very familiar, but find fascinating. From hanging out as a teen at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to teaching kids through Project V.O.I.C.E, she has a great story...and tells it!
This talk is about 20 minutes long, but you HAVE to watch all of it. The first poem she shares is "B" which starts, "If I should have a daughter..." This spoke a lot to me as I try to figure out being an adult daughter and I wonder if the baby I carry is a little girl. Somewhere in the middle she says, "'Cause your mama is a worrier and your daddy is a warrior" - so very very true!! Then she shares her story and about writing poems to figure things out. She ends the talk with "Hiroshima," a poem I'll listen to over and over again.
This post is part I because Thursday I want to continue with an idea Sarah gives in her talk...so enjoy and come back Thursday!