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 could…

Reblog Tuesday: “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes” by Doc Luben @BarkingDoc

In this week’s episode of Reblog Tuesday we visit the blog of Oregon-based poet Doc Luben – ‘Diesel Powered Rag Doll’ – and specifically his poem titled “14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes”. This poem is terrific in written form, and is very powerfully delivered in spoken word (coming soon…). Enjoy! https://doclubenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/90701663175/14-lines-from-love-letters-or-suicide-notes

Spoken Word Wednesday: “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by @Kevin_Kantor

This week on Spoken Word Wednesday I’d like to share “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by Kevin Kantor. This is both funny and poignant and discusses feelings and emotions (and yes, they are two different things, Mom) that we have all experienced and perhaps tried to avoid (or not…) in the foundational stages of a relationship. “…you covered…

Spoken Word Wednesday: Sierra DeMulder’s “Today Means Amen”

One of my favorite poets – written or spoken word – is Sierra DeMulder. Her writing is tremendously powerful and her writing will kick you in the ass with every word. I strongly suggest her book “New Shoes on a Dead Horse” – I’ve read it and re-read it multiple times. Enjoy her spoken word…

Spoken word poetry by the great Shane Koyczan: “Troll”

Another great spoken word piece by the great Shane Koyczan. Beautifully read and illustrated. In my opinion, he should be required reading/listening in all schools.   **If you liked this, check out Shane’s TED talk: https://stevenharz.com/2014/05/12/shane-koyczan-at-tedxyouthsandiego-2013/  

Shane Koyczan at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013

“Shane Koyczan shares his extraordinary blueprint for a breakthrough and breaks open hearts, minds and attitudes with his unlimited gift of poetry, storytelling and human connection (accompanied by The Short Story Long Band). This transformative performance took place at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013 for an audience of 400 amazing high school students from 40 different high schools…