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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Why Publish Poetry? – The Power of the Spoken Word!

Filed under: Speaker Tips — Larry James @ 9:00 am

Seth Godin introduced me to the magic of Sarah Kay. As Seth said in his Blog:

“I’m still amazed at this extraordinary young woman and her talent. As a teenager, she bootstrapped her way onto the stage at poetry jams in New York, and then, before the age most people get a clue, she earned not one but two standing ovations at TED, turning her poem into a worldwide sensation.

As soon as I heard it, I wanted to make it into something physical, shareable, and shelvable. I wanted to give every person with a mom or a sister or a friend a chance to share it. Sarah and her friend Sophia spent months working with Alex on a book format that is quietly elegant.

I hope you’ll enjoy watching the video, sharing it and ordering a few of the hardcover. After you read it, I think you’ll see why my little publishing company broke yet another one of our rules and published a short book of poetry.” – Seth Godin

Larry’s Note: Please take 18:29 minutes to watch this video! This woman is brilliant, amazing and more! I totally enjoyed it. WoW! It’s worth watching more than once. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Copyright © 2011 by Sarah Kay. Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is a national movement that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression through Spoken Word Poetry. Conceived in 2004, Project V.O.I.C.E. encourages young people to engage with the world around them and use Spoken Word Poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. More about Sarah at: “B,” is Sarah Kay’s first book! (As performed in her TED talk “If I Should Have a Daughter…”) Available from Amazon

Compliments of Seth Godin. Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. Seth is the founder of The Domino Project. Check Seth’s Blog.


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