More slam poems!

November 18, 2010

F@#! Yeah Slam Poems is a blog on Tumblr that a friend of mine runs. If anyone is interested in looking at or listening to more spoken word stuff, this blog is a pretty good resource.

This video that I want to share with you is by Andrea Gibson, one of the more famous lesbian slam poets. Her poetry is about loving women, and what it means to be a woman. It’s occasionally political–this particular poem I’ve attached is about Prop 8 and gay marriage–but mostly she writes about love and girls and sex and queerness. Gibson is very emotive, and she has a slightly cloying voice, but I think she’s neat. I also think she is relatively representative of how a lot of slam poetry is written, performed, and received within the queer community.

Andrea Gibson–“I Do”

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