Thursday, August 24, 2006

Marty McConnell Performance Poet

With a fantastic poem and as one of a series of def-poets performing on an HBO series. This lady is a powerhouse!

Definition of def poetry from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Def Poetry, also known as Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry or Def Poetry Jam, is an HBO television series produced by hip-hop music entrepreneur Russell Simmons. The series presents performances by poets who are established in the world of slam poetry, as well as up-and-coming ones. Well-known actors and musicians will often surprise the audience by showing up to recite their own original poems. The show is hosted by Mos Def. Def Poetry is a spin-off of Def Comedy Jam. As he did on Def Comedy, Simmons appears at the end of every episode to thank the audience. The show premiered in 2002


7 comments:

erin said...

It has been so long since I heard really amazing performed poetry like that! Thanks sooo much for reminding me that it is out there. She has the voice and subject matter that is my favorite: the rambling, ferocious beat about reality that is so rare in other circles.

Pris said...

I know..so many readings are just people in a monotone, their head stuck in a piece of paper.

Berenice said...

This lady is amazing!! She brings the word to life!!

Pris said...

I wish more people could see readings like this. This was on HBO, which is a pay channel over and above your regular cable fee, so not everybody gets that. I know we don't. This should be on regular programming it's so good.

Michael Parker said...

So powerful! Skilled poet and an excellent reader. Loved this message.

polona said...

this lady is dynamite!
thank you, pris.

Pris said...

I'm glad you listened. She gives me chills.