Describe yourself using poetic language. And, Why poetry?
Asked at the Rubber Chicken Poetry Slam.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Follow-up: What’s the most cliché topic in poetry and why?
RICHARD R. BEST | Display Sales | Salinas
A: Wandering rogue, would-be superstar. Why poetry? Because the only other thing that gets closer to pure communication is music. Poetry is about saying as much as possible in as few words as possible.
Heartbeat: Love, because people want to make love safe and are afraid to face its raw power.JESSICA DIAZ | Student | Carmel
A: My vivacious love for life can only be expressed in my presence. Why poetry? There are no rules and there is no judgment for your expression.
Teen Angst: Unsatisfying desire. It’s an emotion everyone thinks they feel at their best and their worst.
GARLAND THOMPSON | Poet | Pacific Grove
A: Chaotic lover of the blues attempting to mind-meld with unconscious America. Why not poetry?
Fighting the Man: Politics, because there’s too many rants and not enough answers. It’s generic.