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December 24, 2006 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Gorgeous - a spoken word poem by Rives. {via TED Talks}
posted by dobbs (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I love his phrasing and the way he uses his voice in general. Thanks for that.
posted by languagehat at 11:17 AM on December 24, 2006

Wow, that's real close to almost being poetry.
posted by luckypozzo at 2:52 PM on December 24, 2006

Gnngh. I wanted to hate it. I did not hate it. He's not exactly mediocre but, well, it's just a list poem with perhaps three genuinely striking metaphors that doesn't build towards anything. You could swap the lines around with little or no fall off in meaning. List poems are lazy, lazy, lazy. If you're going to do them, either make them hilarious (this isn't) or make them tell a story (this doesn't).
But (as a performance poet myself) I'm being deliberately tough, even bitchy perhaps. IMHO this is definitely in the upper bracket of performance poetry.
posted by RokkitNite at 6:28 PM on December 24, 2006

For a minute there, I was questioning my comprehensive skills. I liked his performance, but I couldn't make heads or tails of what his poem was actually telling me.
posted by katillathehun at 11:40 PM on December 24, 2006

I am beginning to find this place a counter indicator. If the first few comments poop on something then I know it will be good. Even when I am one of the poopers. If there are not a bunch of comment turds then it is probably a an Apple product placement.

Youtube Video of gorgeous
posted by srboisvert at 6:23 AM on December 25, 2006

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