by TED 2,085,165 views
http://www.ted.com "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.
by speakeasynyc 268,798 views
"Why Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog" performed by Taylor Mali Mali who is the author of What Learning Leaves and the Last Time as We Are (Write Bloody Publishing). Mali has been on seven National Poetry Slam teams; six appeared on the finals stage and four won the competition. He has appeared in the documentaries "SlamNation" (1997) and "Slam Planet" (2006) and also in the HBO production, "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Mali has recorded four CDs.
by TED 167,741 views
http://www.ted.com Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes -- including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at
by speakeasynyc 113,121 views
Anis Mojgani performs his Spoken Word poem "Shake the Dust", as part of the Solomon Sparrow's Electric Whale Revival at Brown University, Oct. 2007
by SalvagedMisanthrope 173,945 views
Shot and edited by Gabrielle Bouliane
Buddy's piece "The Information Man" featured at the Individual World Championship Slam 2006, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
P.S. I had nothing to do with the making of this video. I'm just a fan who found this on the web and thought it deserved to be seen by as many people as possible.
by speakeasynyc 47,927 views
Andrea Gibson performs her Spoken Word Poem "Crab Apple Pirates" as part of the Elephant Electric High Dive revival also featuring Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Shappy & Buddy Wakefield at New York University. October 2009. See more about Andrea @ http://www.andreagibson.org/
by speakeasynyc 25,999 views
Beau Sia, two time National Poetry Slam Champion , performs his spoken word poem "Bound by a line aka Asian Girls" at the Bowery Poetry Club. Oct 2010
by speakeasynyc 31,530 views
Derrick Brown performs his Spoken Word Poem "Meat Loaf" as part of the Elephant Electric High Dive revival also featuring Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, & Shappy at New York University. October 2009. See more about Derrick @ www.brownpoetry.com
by hampshireslam 11,817 views
Rachel McKibbens performs "Central Park, Mother's Day" at Hampshire College on 09/09/08. For more Hampshire Slam Collective videos, visit: http://www.hampshireslam.com
by speakeasynyc 6,336 views
Lynne Procope performs her Spoken Word Poem " Myth of the Vagabond Heart" at the Bowery Poetry club. Oct. 2007
by chadpoet 19,643 views
A poem about love and math. An oldie but still my most requested poem ever
I said to her "how can you leave me when you know that I love you?"
And she said, "Love, what do you know of love,
I need a man who can prove to me that he loves me,
No better yet, I need a man who can put into words how he loves me"
And I said, "words, what are words when I love you like math"
She said, "Like math, is that how you think you love me,
You love me like...."
I said I love you like math,
Infinite and exact
And you cannot subtract from my attraction
Or reduce into fractions
Infinitesimal as the decimal to my point
I'm the equation to your quotients
The sensation of my devotion
Is the calculation to your notions
Exponential are my solutions
To the differential of your delusions
Confusions between love and sex
Too complex to divide or multiply
I am just an X looking for the answer to Y
Why was this division your decision?
Why as the subtraction your action
Why was my formula rejected?
When my love was geometric
Like a line with a finish without a start
That you cannot define, diminish or dare to break apart
Perfect as a circle
Trapped inside your trapezoidal truth
If love is your problem than this is my proof.
by speakeasynyc 8,357 views
Roger Bonair-Agard, Carlos Andrés Gómez & Oveous Maximus part of the LouderArts Team 2006, performs their Group Piece "All we Have" as part of a competition night at Urbana Slam. The Bowery Poetry Club, NY NY