13 wykładów o poezji

Wykład o poezji kojarzyć może się z czymś niewyobrażalnie nudnym, przede wszystkim znanym ze szkolnych ław wyszukiwaniem technicznych zabiegów, oderwanych od samego tekstu i tych wszystkich emocji, które wiersz przenosi. Tak jednak być nie musi, co udowadnia 13 niesamowicie ciekawych pogadanek wygłoszonych w ramach programu TEDx Talks. Gwarantuję, że choć o synekdochach i innych metonimiach nie pada w nich ani słowo, to dowiecie się o poezji wszystkiego, co warto wiedzieć. 

Neil Hilborn – „OCD” – Slam Poetry and Mental Health Awareness

Can a poem change the way we talk about mental health? Neil Hilborn shares his experience with OCD and what happened after his poem of the same name went viral.

Sarah Kay – Poetess/Storyteller

I realized that some people will never going to get experience what it felt like to be a teenage girl in New York City. Which meant they weren’t going to know what the subway ride after your first kiss feels like, or how quiet it gets when it snows, and I wanted them to know, I wanted to tell them, and this became the focus of my obsession.

Harry Baker – Grand Slam Poetry Champion:

If you win a poetry slam, you can call yourself slam champion and pretend you’re a wrestler. But if you lose poetry slam you can say: oh, what, poetry slam is a subjective art form, you can’t put numbers on that. I love that.

Melissa Kovacs – What Makes a Poem… a Poem

What exactly makes a poem … a poem? Poets themselves have struggled with this question, often using metaphors to approximate a definition. Is a poem a little machine? A firework? An echo? A dream? Melissa Kovacs shares three recognizable characteristics of most poetry.

Scott Griffin – Poetry: Why It Is Important?

Poetry is the essence of language, and language is the mirror of the soul. Poetry is able to deliver, with just a few lines, the full range of human experience.

Bella Cox – How Poetry Can Be a Mirror 

Other times a poem comes like the slow wait in a dark room for the photograph to develop black to gray, gray to blur, blur to shape, the letter pixels start to gradually converge to form just the right words.

Christian Collier – The Healing Power of Poetry

It enforces both the writers and the audience to truly invest, to come a little bit closer, to dwell in both the intimacy and vulnerable.

Rachel McKibbens – Poetry as a Therapy

And I read that line over and over like it was prayer until my body filled with electricity that one gets when you recognize yourself in another. Finally someone who was fluent in this wicked language that I spoke, someone who could mother me into wanting to stay on this planet, someone with an equally terrifying brain.

Phil Kay – Poetry in Maximum Security Prison

Żadna odpowiednio patetyczna linia się nie pojawiła, ale warto obejrzeć w całości. A potem udać się do wywiadu z Wojciechem Brzoską, który robi takie rzeczy w Polsce 🙂

Najwa Zebian – Finding Home Through Poetry

I remember the first time I wrote and it felt weird, because it wasn’t something that I normally did. But day after day I found myself coming back to the journal and just writing and writing, even if it was just a one thing I did that day. And day after day that journal became my home.

Daniel Tysdal – Everything You Need to Write a Poem (and How It Can Save a Life)

Power of poetry. The power to help us remember, grieve and celebrate.

Stephen Burt – Why People Need Poetry

„We’re all going to die — and poems can help us live with that.” In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.

Philly Youth Poetry Movement – Youth Empowerment and Self-Sustainable Education

Spoken word is not just empowering themselves but it’s also a catalyst in terms of how I can make a greater impact on my community, because we don’t just want to make better poets – we want to make better people.