Favorite, though-provoking, or inspirational slam poetry performance?
March 13, 2010 5:29 PM   Subscribe

What's are some of your favorite slam poetry performances?

Saw something inspirational, something changed the way you thought, or made you go "wow"? Post it here.
Some of my favorties include:
Tommy Bottoms's "Basic Economics"
Shannon Matesky's "My Space"
Gabrille Bouliane's "Don't You Dare Waste Your Fucking Time"
posted by meta.mark to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm not sure if I'd call it inspirational or life-changing, but I saw this guy at a live taping and it was totally entertaining: George Watsky "V is for Virgin".
posted by rachaelfaith at 5:38 PM on March 13, 2010


Probably not the best ever, but certainly popular: Taylor Mali's What Teachers Make
posted by chrisamiller at 6:24 PM on March 13, 2010




Beau Sia, Love.

I'm on my mobile right now so I can't search easily to find a link.

Also, 2nding Saul Williams.
posted by sio42 at 7:04 PM on March 13, 2010


I love Rives, especially this one.
posted by kylej at 7:24 PM on March 13, 2010


My favorite of all time: "Say Yes" by Andrea Gibson. Saul Williams is also amazing (love "Black Stacey").
posted by anya32 at 7:51 PM on March 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Typography" by Taylor Mali

"Shake the Dust" by Anis Mojgani (third poem in the video)

Not sure of the title by Anis Mojgani

"Hell Naw" by Jon Goode (he comes in 45 seconds)

"Boggle" by Jon Goode

Don't know the title by Jon Goode

My favorite ever is probably Phil Aulie's "Hot Sauce" but I can't seem to find a video of it.
posted by Nattie at 7:57 PM on March 13, 2010


The dude at the Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies
posted by gillianr at 11:02 PM on March 13, 2010


Ernie Cline goes for the laughs so it's basically like stand-up, but pretty well-known and good stuff for all that. Did it change my life or inspire me? Probably not, but I lol'd and still do, which is good enough for me. Sample tracks available about 2/5 of the way down that page.
posted by BrokenEnglish at 5:45 AM on March 14, 2010




Thanks for everyone's input. Those were all very good suggestions, especially Taylor Mali's "Conviction."
posted by meta.mark at 5:34 PM on March 15, 2010


Mother by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz - This one makes me tear up every time.

Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere by Maggie Estep
posted by Eshkol at 11:25 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


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