Category Archives: Sam Minor

Peter Piper

After the discussion today i felt that I had to post RUN DMC’s Peter Piper lyrics. This song is regarded to be the greatest Hip/Hop song ever. Now Peter Piper picked peppers but Run rocked rhymes Humpty Dumpty fell down … Continue reading

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Mutabaruka CD

Last week I purchased Mutabaruka’s CD “The Ultimate Collection” which consists all of his most famous work. Upon listening to it you can’t really figure out if it is reggae, spoken word, or a new concoction of amazingness, but without … Continue reading

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Just a Minor Virus

I talked about one of my poems going viral during our class on Monday. Well I though I would send you the link and see the discussion. This poem is about the complexity and beauty of two minds interacting during … Continue reading

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Midnight Chills

After the conversation today about “Boy on a Swing” brought me back to a poem I wrote a few months ago. I put the finishing touches on it after class. I wrote this poem about a few people, but mainly … Continue reading

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Mutabaruka

Mutabaruka’s most famous poem is “Dis Poem”. Dis Poem is an ars poetica that speaks about the eternalness of poetry while also addressing the idea that poetry is spoken through so many voices and to so many voices. It is … Continue reading

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LISTEN!!!

Hello. I thought I might share another one of my poems and tell you alittle about it, why I wrote it, and my influences for this piece. The name of the poem is entitled ‘Listen!!!’. I wrote this poem for … Continue reading

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Mutabaruka… say what?

As some of you all might know, I chose Mutabaruka as my favorite poet. Here is a quick overview of Mutabaruka. Mutabaruka is from Jamaica and began his life in a very strict catholic home in the “ghetto” of Rae … Continue reading

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Beats, Movements, and Emotion

Yellow! One question I have been asked frequently in the past two weeks is, “What is the difference between standard poetry (i.e. Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron etc.) and Slam Poetry (i.e. Mutabaruka, Taylor Mali, and Triple … Continue reading

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A Reply to “What is ‘Slam Poetry’”

Throughout the day today, I have been going around dorms campaigning and asking a question. The question was, “Do you know what Slam Poetry is?” As you remember, I wrote earlier about how “no one understands” what Slam Poetry is … Continue reading

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