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November 9, 2007

Tragically Cool and Totally Hip

The following clip is from slam poet Taylor Mali, offering further evidence to suggest that the public square and the bully pulpit are relocating. Thanks to Next Wave for pointing me to it.

You can read more about Taylor and his poetry at his website, www.taylormali.com. I, however, would like to hear what you think of this particular piece, so be sure to post your comments, you know what I mean?

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at November 9, 2007 10:26 AM Bookmark and Share

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It's not as funny as "The Impotence of Proofreading," but a whole lot cleaner. Now if he could integrate the two, it would be great.

Comment by: Christine A. Scheller at November 9, 2007 3:23 PM

His presentation is excellent and actually reminds me of my brother's slam quite a bit. Mali's words are crafted well, matched with his actions and voice for the perfect impact on the audience. This particular piece is a provoking criticism of contemporary western culture.

But I think my favorite of his slams is "What Teachers Make" because of the important teachers in my life who made me think for myself - including one of your IVP authors - Dr. Trevor Burke.

Comment by: mike aubrey at November 10, 2007 6:47 PM

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