Spoken Word/Spoken Truth

by ericamclellan

I was just at an Aboriginal Youth Workers Forum. Not being of Aboriginal heritage it was such a great learning experience. In addition to the learning about such a distinct culture, I was reintroduced to poetry. I forgot how much I appreciate poetry and the poets who are able to put universal feelings into words.

The poet Zaccheus Jackson was a guest at the forum and his poetry is so moving, especially when you can see it preformed live. Youtube doesn’t do him justice.

Zac Jackson reminded me of another spoken word poet that I love, Sarah Kay. You may have seen her on a TED Talk with her poem titled, “If I Should Have A Daughter.”