Jun 14

Performance poetry homework links

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Here is the link to '8 Brilliant Slam Poetry Performances': http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/blog/teachers-librarians/2015/08/8-brilliant-slam-poetry-performances-on-youtube

 

Take a look at these and see what you think. We'll discuss them in the next class.

These are very contemporary 'takes' on performance poetry, but you might also want to look at these videos by or involving poets who shaped the way performance poetry has developed:

 

Allen Ginsberg visually collaborating with Bob Dylan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGxjIBEZvx0

 

Ed Dorn (from the Black Mountain School) on the Reagan administration in the USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQZxu248MU0

 

John Cooper Clarke's 'Beasley Street' (with musical backing) from the 1970s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzrnVbsaXk

 

Bring a poem next week, shed your fears and just enjoy reading stuff - by you or by another - aloud!

 

 

 

 

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