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22 October 2010 @ 10:10 am
poetry slam: pretty and fear  
I have two poetry videos I want to share today. They both made the hair on the back of my neck stand up:

First, Katie Makkai presenting Pretty:


Second, Joy Harjo's Poem to Get Rid of Fear:
 
 
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existential hot showerveek on October 22nd, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! I love these. I'd seen Pretty before, but not the Fear poem. She's a good performer.
buxom_bey: nerdbuxom_bey on October 22nd, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
"Pretty"
Wow! That was amazing; I nearly applauded at my desk.
jordanwillow: judy garlandjordanwillow on October 22nd, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
the pretty one brought tears to my eyes. thanks for this.
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on October 22nd, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Pretty is a long-time favorite. It brings tears to my eyes and gives me goosebumps

every
single
time.

And thank you for introducing me to Joy Harjo. I wandered to her website and found some other poetry of hers and had a really nice read.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on October 22nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)

Thanks

Tom
Sandrosandhawke on October 22nd, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I hadn't really stopped crying from the first one when I watched the second one, so maybe that's why it didn't do anything for me. Maybe I'll try it another day.

drwexdrwex on October 25th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links
I hadn't seen the Katie Makkai video in years and it's still as powerful. The second one was interesting, as well.