Monday, November 1, 2010

Poetically Versed: Taylor Mali

How words are delivered is as important to their meaning as the words themselves; augmenting their power and profundity. Slam poetry is an art craft few can genuinely master. It’s not just a matter of emphatic pronunciation and verbal punctuation. Nuanced cadence of enunciation is the definitive attribute, imbuing rhythm and tone.
Taylor Mali is a teacher who is exceptionally gifted in performing slam poetry.
One of his best poetic displays (and one of my favorites) is a dramatic reading called What Teachers Make .

Mr. Mali kindly presents a plethora of other videos on youtube for our edification.

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