My Thoughts on Spoken Word Poetry

When I think about spoken word poetry I envision someone speaking about their own truth. And how they feel about what is a reality to them. I believe spoken word poetry has more dept, and creates more of a genuine connection because the topics are often about the speaker’s observation or reality. Even if you may not agree to what the speaker is saying there is still a message and it wants and needs to be heard.
I do not think I have enough courage to perform a spoken word poetry because based on my observation about spoken word there is always a message. I think it will be hard for me to channel into my deeper emotions and put it on display. And I don’t believe I have an important enough message or point of view that I wish to bring to light. Spoken word poetry is heavily based on being passionate and that’s a trait as of right now I don’t think I have. But I do enjoy experiencing spoken word poetry like Pedro Pietri’s Puerto Rican Obituary and the film Louder than a Bomb(2011). The two bodies of works were very inspiring and it made me think about my own experiences because I was born from another country and I am a person of color. And those are some topics that were strongly focused upon in the two bodies of works.

One thought on “My Thoughts on Spoken Word Poetry

  1. Alexis Jusino

    I liked how you went into your own views on what spoken word poetry is to you. I think spoken word sometimes isn’t always about courage but in fact, if you have a message you want to get across then you will find the courage and the strength within to make sure that message is heard loud and clear. Spoken word in fact is one of the most powerful forms of poetry in my opinion, but I really liked how you connected yourself to the two bodies of works and found it inspiring.


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