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  • I love it.

    15 35.71%
  • I hate it.

    6 14.29%
  • It's okay, I guess.

    7 16.67%
  • Some poems I really like, Some I don't like.

    14 33.33%
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    I don't much like slam poetry for its quality of poetry-ness, but I respect the performance aspect of it and when freestyling is involved, I can be impressed by that.

    It's because I am a teacher, but also because he's really pretty good, that I enjoy Taylor Mali:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I always like to characterize what I consider to be crappy poetry with this line from Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind":



    Not all of Shelley is this bad, btw.
    I grew up in the road he lived in, with she of Frankenstein fame. Only recently did I realise that this is why it was called Shelley Road!

    You are right though about the over dramatic romanticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
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    because it makes me weak in the knees"
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    That's complete and utter crap.

    Obviously you guys have not been exposed to the good shit, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    That's complete and utter crap.

    Obviously you guys have not been exposed to the good shit, lol.
    No, I haven't. I've only seen amateurs. Who would you consider to be a 'good quality' slam poet?
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    i answered "love it" but actually like some, not all.
    if longer than 15-20 lines i lose interest
    there are some that i really like and appreciate though
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    I write poems and songs occasionally. This is a poem I wrote last autumn.

    "Drowning in place"

    Here I am again,
    pocketful of happiness,
    bottles of love.

    Disappearance is a virtue,
    Jean Renoir on mute.
    How many angels fit on the head of a syringe?
    I lost count again.

    Thinking of you,
    thought goes to bed.
    Sports and music and politics,
    all the trappings of the integrated: gone.

    My reel runs out in bliss,
    a valediction to the pain which I no longer deem necessary.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    No, I haven't. I've only seen amateurs. Who would you consider to be a 'good quality' slam poet?
    Ani DiFranco.

    And to be honest, I just watch Def Poetry Jam and some of the slam poets, (whom I don't know by name) startle me with their passion and *insight*.
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    Maybe I don't like being startled with passion like that
    - sincerely,
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    hoarding time and space
    A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
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    I was a hater before I actually watched a DPJ episode. It was really impressive. It's not beatnik snap poetry or spoiled brat whining. It's really quite cool. Like Eileen says it's more performance than poetry (I don't think most of it would translate well to the page) but that's one aspect of poetry.

    Poetry is really hard to define, especially when you consider that a lot of prose has poetic elements. I had to define it in a 6th grade language arts book a year or so ago and it was a real bitch. I think I eventually settled on something like "Poetry is the artful arrangement of words in a way that expresses a concept or feeling," but IMO that doesn't really hit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Poetry is really hard to define, especially when you consider that a lot of prose has poetic elements. I had to define it in a 6th grade language arts book a year or so ago and it was a real bitch. I think I eventually settled on something like "Poetry is the artful arrangement of words in a way that expresses a concept or feeling," but IMO that doesn't really hit it.

    I usually go with "writing that uses the line as a unit of composition."
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