Sunday, 18 November 2012

Point B by Sarah Kay

For our Grade 7 classes, Mr. R and I have been sharing this amazing TED talk by Sarah Kay.  She talks about the power of spoken word poetry, Project Voice, and the joy of making different lists and transforming them into poems.  She moves us with her honesty, her vulnerability and her elegance, and she has compelled  us to see poetry as something more in the business of truth- telling as much as it is word play.   So, from point A to B, our poetic journey begins here.

If you should have a daughter, what would you tell her?  I am interested to know...

And because she is awesome, here is another poem by her called, "Hands".  Enjoy.


  1. Wow. That was amazing. Thanks for sharing that and all the other beautiful stories you have shared with me this year.

  2. I love Sarah Kay! Before you showed us this in english class, I had no idea who she was or what spoken poetry was. But Sarah Kay is a beautiful writer. I think that I can relate to her poems and I can tell that they come from the heart. There is something about her poems that makes me want to listen to more, like there is a another book in the series.

    Sammie <3