I am continually amazed at my kids, their strengths, their talents. This time, my son left me breathless! Please click on the link at the bottom to listen to his poem. It’s stunning!
I’ve been inspired lately by spoken word poetry. Last year I came across a documentary called Louder Than a Bomb about a slam poetry competition for teens.
You have got to see this film. What you might not expect when you begin watching it, is how these kids’ lives are changed through poetry. They come from inner city ghetto schools and rich, white schools on the privileged side of town, and they all come together in one place to bare their souls before each other. And through it all there is an unmistakeable sense of community that’s formed; a community that crosses all the usual socio-economic and teenage cultural boundaries. These kids are united through the power of the word. If you like this one, check out the HBO series Brave New Voices. This is an 8 episode series that follows a group of teens as they prepare and…
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