Letter – Slam poetry not for all

Slam poetry is essentially rap without the benefit of music.

Slam poetry not for all

Slam poetry is essentially rap without the benefit of music. And about as appealing. Poetry is an art form, a tradition, a skill, a written and spoken medium and ancient as humanity. Slam poetry elevates the job of babbling village idiot to . . . “Village goof,” perhaps? The day a so-called “slammed poet” becomes the Poet Laureate of Victoria, I’ll burn my poetic license on the steps of city hall and move to Cambodia. Just sayin’.

Robert Tyhurst,Victoria

 

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