#Poetry that frees the soul

Cristina Domenech:

“It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back.” Cristina Domenech teaches writing at an Argentinian prison, and she tells the moving story of helping incarcerated people express themselves, understand themselves — and glory in the freedom of language. Watch for a powerful reading from one of her students, an inmate, in front of an audience of 10,000. In Spanish with subtitles.

The Dice Player (A visual poem)

Climbing PoeTree – A Tapestry of Spoken-Word Poetry and Movement 

Multimedia artists Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, or Climbing PoeTree present their original spoken word poetry. This performance took place at the 2013 Bioneers Annual Conference.

“I wonder if the sun debates dawn some mornings…”

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.

http://www.ted.com/playlists/117/words_words_words

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