Thursday, April 21, 2011

Robot Parts and Rhyme Wranglers - "R"

Rhyming and poetry have always eluded me as a writer. I lack the gift of brevity.  My brother is a poet. He used to do slam poetry in the city and his monologues were powerful, funny, and moving. 

My absolute favorite slam poet is Shane Hawley and he is amazing. His entry into the National Poetry Slam, Robot Parts, is actually about sorrow and loss...but you have to see this guy to believe it.

Some other poets I've come across on this blog challenge are:
I hope you hop over and visit these fellow bloggers and enjoy their poetry.

Until next time...Go Write!


Jessica Bell said...

Wow. What an amazing guy!!! I'd love to be able to perform my peotry like that! It made my heart race. Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. PS: I've a got a poem up on my blog today, too if you're interested in popping over! :o)

Laura Marcella said...

I love those poetry magnets! I have a bunch on my refrigerator. And somehow after I've had friends over, there's usually some inappropriate phrases on my fridge though no one claims knowledge of how it happened, lol!

Jess said...

I reaaaaaally hope everyone takes the time to play that video. It's an incredible poem and I love the message!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Wow. Speechless. Great post, Raquel. And thanks for sharing the video.

that rebel, Olivia

Lorena G. Sims said...

I enjoyed the video and Love Yvonne's Poetry at Welcome to my world of poetry.

Eric W. Trant said...

I actually enjoyed that vid. I wasn't expecting to, but I did, because Raquel recommended it, and I trust Raquel.

- Eric

Donna Hole said...

That was great! My 12 yo son even liked it - had to play it twice.

I read Anglea's Left Behind also. A powerful piece. I think I'll read it again however.


UmaAnandane said...

Thanks for the limelight ,Raquel Byrnes :)

Nelson Souzza said...

The blog is very good!

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