30 Video: Tell Me about Yourself – Stories Through Poetry

Author: Alex Dang

“Using my own personal experiences as examples, I will be exploring self-identity through the medium of performance poetry, A.K.A. slam poetry. Everybody has a story to tell and the vehicle of performance poetry allows catharsis, evaluation, and processing of your own life. Performance poetry combines the aspects of hearing a live band with the intimacy of reading an intensely personal memoir. Because poetry is an art form in which the writer often talks about their own narrative and their own life, it becomes the ideal way to explore cultural, racial, political, and social identities. The beauty of poetry is that everyone’s voice is as important and valid as the people next to you.”



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