New Zealand Teen Wows the World With Spoken-Word Poem About Racism

New Zealand Teen Wows the World With Spoken-Word Poem About Racism

Book Culture

This is the age of division—of crowded twenty-six lane highways existing alongside speeding motorcycles about to hit a T in the road. An age of shiny watches and clothes draping suffering souls; cultures on a collision course. A time of CGI, and action-packed prose—a great medium; but, where does poetry fit in? William Wordsworth once said, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”  The type of expression formed through reflection and contemplation—as we prepare to address the things that bother us. I remember reading the preface to a little book …