Spoken Word Thursday (New Year’s edition): Eric Darby’s “Scratch and Dent Dreams”

I cannot think of any better way to enter the new year than to listen to Eric Darby’s performance of “Scratch and Dent Dreams” from the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals. If you’ve seen this before you already know that it’s tremendous!

Spoken Word Thursday (weekend edition): “Resurrection” by #DylanGarity from @ButtonPoetry

Due to Christmas we skipped over Spoken Word Thursday, so this week we have a special weekend edition. This is a very powerful and thought-provoking piece by Dylan Garity called “Resurrection” – enjoy. “Jesus was not resurrected by God, he was brought back by people who told his stories.”

Spoken Word Thursday: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Heaven, or Whatever’ @Koyczan

Shane Koyczan,once again, nails it, which is why he’s back for this week’s Spoken Word Thursday. With ‘Heaven, or Whatever’ he once again nails it as this is funny, sad, thought-provoking, and well worth the few minutes it takes to watch – personally this week I’ve watched it at least a half dozen times. Enjoy!

Reblog Tuesday: Michael Lee’s “Pass on” @MichaelLeeWrite

I really like Michael Lee’s poem titled “Pass on” – so for this week’s Reblog Tuesday we visit his Tumblr page.  Please do yourself a favor (!!) and take a look at these powerful words and fantastic production. “The theory of six degrees of separation was never meant to see how many people we couldContinue reading “Reblog Tuesday: Michael Lee’s “Pass on” @MichaelLeeWrite”

Spoken Word Poetry / “Reasons” by Sabrina Benaim @badass_sab

In case you hadn’t noticed, ‘Spoken Word Wednesday’ is now ‘Spoken Word Thursday’. I have my reasons…..  😉 I recently discovered (and yes, I realize that I;m probably late to the game!) a great poet named Sabrina Benaim, This piece is called “Reasons” and I love it. I love both the content and the delivery,Continue reading “Spoken Word Poetry / “Reasons” by Sabrina Benaim @badass_sab”

Spoken Word Wednesday: Lewis Mundt performs “Father Benjamin” @ButtonPoetry

This is painfully beautiful – well worth investigating. “…he may be too busy building your churches to join you in the pews, but if you listen closely you will hear him praying with every swing of his hammer.”