I have recently started presenting some of my pieces publicly at different events. I am no expert on either spoken word or poetry, but before I speak I definitely let it be know that I am not a poet. When I write and speak I really don't pay any attention to arrangements or stanzas or parameters or any of that stuff they tried to teach me in Englis lit. lol. I simply write what I feel and speak it how I feel it. I guess if I had to categorize myself I would be more of a Spoken Word Artist. I could be wrong, like I said Im new at this....
A spoken word artist CAN be a Poet. It depends. Is that spoken word artist as strong on paper as they are on the mic? If they are NOT... then, in my opinion... this artist is an ENTERTAINER. Free verse IS a form of poetry. Anyone who says that spoken word poets are NOT poets are full of foolery. Just because there is no iambic pantameter, no aba, or any of the other gobble-dee-gook... I DARE someone to call people such as Sonja Sanchez, Saul Williams, Jill Scott, Nikki Giovianni anything OTHER than poets. They do not always follow form. I tend to babble at times, so... in answer to your question... the only difference there can POSSIBLY be is whether or not this person claiming to BE a poet is strong on paper and actually IS a poet rather than an entertainer.
by Steve Witschel 6 years ago
Does written word have more of an impact than spoken word? Why or why not?My feeling is that is does indeed carry more weight. My initial feelings as to why are that when something is written, it has the element of sustainability. It's more permanent. Also, when someone reads an article, or book,...
by Jose Velasquez 6 years ago
My apologies people, I mistakenly posted this as a question instead of a forum, but I will try it again. I'm looking to start a new season of my internet poetry show "Random Madness". I'm thinking it will be 12 shows over the course of 3 months. Each show will be 30...
by ShakethaM07 8 years ago
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by Marc Lee 4 years ago
What is your favorite Poet? Is it a modern spoken word artist or it a classic like Robert Frost?
by Krystal 8 years ago
What is your experience with poetry slams/spoken word performances?
by restlesswaters 7 years ago
How do Christians know the Bible is the inspired Word of God?If you're Christian, how do you know the Bible is the inspired Word of God (without using verses in in the Bible to prove it)?
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