Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Temple Poetry Reading

While at the Poetry reading yesterday the one distinct thing that I noticed about each reader was their linguistic style. There was one poet that I enjoyed from a different class that I really enjoyed listening to. He was comical and gesticulated to add emphasis to the comedy of his poem. His poem was simple to understand; nothing complicated at all. What I also liked about his reading was his last poem in which he chose to write about his classmates. There was one classmate who's last name was could be used interchangeably and he made it comical both for her and the audience. His poem almost seemed like one that can be sung; an ode.

And I also enjoyed another poet who read during the latter half of the reading; There are Maggots in the Cat Bowl. His poem was very short but emphasized a lot and this came out to be comical.

I enjoyed listening what my peers in the other classes wrote about because it gave this course a unique variety to see the artistic nature of what other students are writing about. Also, I was able to use a topic one poet mentioned in his reading to help me formulate my own.

1 comment:

  1. The poetry session on Tuesday was a really great experience. I really enjoyed Chade's poem, which I read before too but since she did not get a chance to read in class, it was nice to hear her read it which was more humorous once read out loud. This was my very first experience going to a poetry reading session and I had a great time listening to all the poets read their poems. I noticed the different ways each poet read their poems and all of them had a different style in illustrating their emotions into voice which completely changed the meanings of the poem. The poem I found most interesting was the second one of Antoine's. His poem described poems itself and celebrated free writing. He was very creative when he talked about how people did not have to listen to poetry and the fact that they might be thinking about something else instead of the poem was completely different. His poem was funny and his voice also kept me intrigued, he was saying everything so fast that I was more attentive in trying to hear everything he was saying. I know a lot of things he said was creative and incorporated different meanings. His poem was a great start to the rest of the poems as well since it explored the true meaning of words and questioned what poetry actually was in a humorous way. In addition, I noticed that lot of the poems were very funny as well as insightful. The poem that was read in Spanish, though I do not know Spanish, I still was intrigued in the way each word was said. I had a great time hearing each poem and I am definitely interested in visiting a poetry read again.


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