On Saturday, some slam poetry.

I’m not much for slam poetry or, if we’re being honest, poetry in general. Perhaps this is just my weakness as a book nerd, or perhaps I had to dissect “Ode on a Grecian Urn” too many times in high school.  Who knows?

Anyway – Recently I saw a video that knocked me on my a$$.

I thought it needed to be shared here, as it’s making waves in the facebook and blogosphere.

This is veteran slam poet Katie Makkai performing “Pretty” at the 2002 National Poetry Slam.  Prepare to be amazed.

Now THAT is an effective way of using words. Get it, girl.

Maybe I’ll have to go check out Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam after all.

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Books. Adventures. Chicago. Married. Mommy. Cat.

Posted on November 6, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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