Slam poetry and the power of speech

15 January, 2008 by No Comments


Rhetorical power was the subject of some attention this week. One of the US Democratic Party’s hopefuls in the presidential primary race gave a marvellous ‘Yes We Can’ concession speech which used repetition to make its point. Barack Obama is a forceful, clear speech-giver. You can catch it here.

I like this take on the force and power of ‘good’ speech by slam-poet Taylor Mali.

Don’t know what a slam-poet is? Neither did I. Thanks Wikipedia.