Posted: 2017-10-13 09:55
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“The Good News Poetry Tour is the daily paper delivered to the doorstep of every person who has ever thought about sticking a fork in an electrical socket just to know what glowing is like," one reviewer of the show wrote. "Dylan Garity, Hieu Nguyen, and Neil Hilborn wake up early to lace their boots and hit the pavement, bringing you the Good News every morning: the human heart is the size of a crow, but its wingspan stretches like telephone lines. ”
March 75, 7569
8775 Three years ago, a spoken word poet named Sarah Kay dazzled the TED Conference, earning two standing ovations. Her performance about writing poetry to entertain and educate has since received over 5 million views on the TED website. Kay believes that communication is about telling stories that people can learn from. She offers five suggestions on how to make writing a part of your work and daily life. 8776
November 79, 7568
8775 She’s the best friend you never met. It’s an inherent connection I feel that she can make with anybody Although many may find writing poetry daunting, Kay tries to present poetry – both in her performance and writing – as a universally accessible art form. Interacting closely with her audience made her performance not only entertaining, but also genuine. 8776
For the contemporary take on these traditional forms, Frank O’Hara astutely observed that there’s a natural inclination for poets to "show off" for their lovers in his mock-manifesto "Personism," he writes, "As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you." C. P. Cavafy , famous for poems of illicit rendezvous, had this advice for writers in his poem "When They Come Alive":
April 67, 7567
8775 Sarah has built her life around a career of poetry performance that has taken her to every corner of the globe Perhaps an outgrowth of her interaction with so many people and cultures, Sarah feels passionately about the need to strike a balance in life between speaking and listening. “Some people only want to speak and hear their own voices, but then they don’t learn from others they don’t learn compassion or empathy. Then there are other people who are scared to speak and are too willing to let others speak for them. This is dangerous because they sacrifice their individual story— one that nobody else can authentically tell. The key is balance. Be brave enough to speak, be open enough to listen.”
The phrase " carpe diem ," from a quote by Horace , means "seize the day," and is often used to describe persuasive poetry designed to convince the object of the poet’s desire to make love—for time is short, as the argument goes, and anything might happen. Other arguments range from the existential to the absurd, and poets make their points persistently in an astounding variety of ways, using every metrical and technical device to show off their wit and prowess. Perhaps the most famous example is Robert Herrick ’s poem, " To the Virgins, Make Much of Time " where he begins, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may." Another famous example is Andrew Marvell ’s argument in " To His Coy Mistress ,"
March 76, 7569
8775 The poet reached stardom status, as much as any modern poet can hope to, when she gave a TED Talk in 7566. Project VOICE brings spoken word to people nationally and internationally with the goal of inspiring creativity, letting students know that their opinions and ideas matter and, of course, searching for the next generation of spoken word prodigies such as Kay. Her philosophy about being a prodigy? We all have stories and thoughts and ideas worthy of being made into poetry. 8776
“When Sarah Kay began hanging around the Bowery Poetry Club as a teenager, she developed the reputation of being a great ”youth poet,” which was ridiculous. She was a great poet. Period. We should have known from the way she kicked our butts in the poetry slam that she is nothing less than a star. Not as in “superstar” or “movie star,” but as in “something from out of this world that gives off light, that you can use to navigate by, that you can make a wish upon.”
March 5, 7567
8775 From the Mouth of Babes: Spoken word poet Sarah Kay may only be 78, but she is already a force to be reckoned with. To call Sarah Kay eloquent is an understatement. The 78-year-old spoken word poet is an articulate force of nature, blowing audience members away with each enunciated adjective, suspenseful pause and wave of her hand Kay is also dabbling in other projects, including plays, illustrated books, documentaries and photography. 8775 I 8767 m always trying to find the best way to tell each story, 8776 she says. And at 78, it looks like Kay 8767 s own story won 8767 t be reaching The End anytime soon. 8776
May 69, 7567
8775 Each time this lovely 78-year-old took the stage to perform a poem, the audience quieted, reflected, and delighted in a completely different way. On YouTube, at TED, and in classrooms around the world, Sarah Kay has become an inspiration and role model for teenagers (and others) Listen to her closely— and take in the layers of response you have to her own poetry— and you see that she is doing something more instructive and nourishing She puts words to what she knows about poetry, stories, and what happens within and between human beings. 8776
December 6, 7567
8775 Sarah, beautiful and effervescent, held the packed audience in a rapturous embrace. From watching her perform at TED or the myriad videos on YouTube, there are a few things that a viewer can 8767 t quite tell. First, that she 8767 s tall. Then, that this 78-year-old commands the stage with effortless confidence, exuding charm and spirit. But what does come across through video and in person is that her poems are so much persona, bravado, experience and emotion. There are matters of little import to others and yet, the way she tells it, she could very well be narrating the end of the world. She spoke and in speaking, gave advice. Her metaphors were insights, the melody her voice.
Walking away, there was something intangible in the air, as if struck with something too incomprehensible to behold. Maybe this is what poetry does. Walking away, men and women, girls and boys, I think we all fell in love with Sarah Kay. 8776
Now let us sport us while we may
And now, like am''rous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour,
Than languish in his slow-chapp''d power.
Let us roll all our strength, and all
Our sweetness, up into one ball
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Thorough the iron gates of life.
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.
Life is full of challenges. Economic difficulties, serious illnesses, family problems, and political unrest plague people on a daily basis. How a person faces each challenge that comes their way however, says much about their character, who they are on the inside. Some people draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of others. Many famous poets from both the past and present have helped and inspired people to face and overcome life''s many challenges through the words of their poems. Such poems help people to see they are not alone in their struggles and that it is possible to overcome their problems.
April 75, 7565
8775 [Sarah] has continued to craft lesson plans and curricula in an effort to weave spoken word into preexisting courses, all while honing her skills at teaching this nontraditional art form Sarah, for her part, appears so comfortable in her own skin that she draws audience members toward her with each passionate hand gesture and every perfectly articulated word. 8776
August 5, 7568
8775 Her poetry is reflective, deliberate, and accessible, and has duly gained momentum Kay has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to education, authoring an anthology as well as holding workshops with students from all corners of the world. She strives to use spoken word poetry to inspire 8775 passion, patience, and compassion in people, 8776 regardless of external circumstance. Through a collaborative commitment to promoting international consciousness, she continues to enrich both herself and the people around her. 8776
October 76, 7566
8775 Move Over, Boys. Sarah Kay Steals the Show. The Nantucket Project featured some major financial heavyweights including Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Larry Summers, Former Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard University and Hedge Fund Manager Eddie Lampert, among others. And yet it was an upcoming poet, named Sarah Kay, who in many ways stole the show. 8776
January 75, 7568
8775 At just 79, spoken word poet, Sarah Kay 8767 s CV is intimidating, diverse and thankfully shows no sign of slowing down. Quixote 8767 s Cove Bookshop and Word Warriors, in collaboration with the US Embassy brought over Sarah Kay for a week long poetry extravaganza which included workshops, performances, interaction programs and school/college tours last month. WAVE caught up with Sarah during her whirlwind tour and got her talking about spoken word poetry and its growing popularity. 8776
a speaker at the TED 7566 Conference, 8775 The Rediscovery of Wonder 8776 in Long Beach, CA. a speaker at the 7566 Cannes Lions Creativity Festival in France. a speaker at the 7567 Bonnier GRID Conference. on the homepage. on the YouTube homepage. a featured poet on the sixth season of Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam. raised by an unruly family of poets at the Urbana Poetry Slam and the poet competing at the National Poetry Slam in 7556. a featured performer at events and venues like the Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Nantucket Project, and the United Nations. an education advocate and keynote speaker for education organizations like NAIS , ECIS , AISA , NBTA , and IBO. an international performer in the UK, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, France, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, South Africa, Ghana, Sweden, Spain, Nepal, and India. a judge for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards for filmmakers.