Monday, October 15, 2012

"Miracle Workers" (video)

I spent the last four days at the Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival, an amazing gathering of poets and lovers of poetry. Among the many poets there, Taylor Mali stood out as one of the more dynamic performers.

He taught for several years in New York and built his reputation in the 'slam poetry' world. This video of his poem "Miracle Workers" was recorded in 2007. I saw Taylor perform this in almost the same way this weekend.

Taylor says:
I wanted to say, "All I did was give you what I knew you needed before you knew you needed it. Thank you for the compliment but education is the miracle, I am just the worker. I am a teacher and that is what we do." 


For more Taylor Mali visit his webpage here:

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