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A blog for English learners and their teachers everywhere, initiated in 2010 with the contribution of students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. More about me on the On-line Profile below. Welcome!

Introducing Sarah Kay

Hit play on this TED video to witness a spoken word performance delivered by a talented and enthusiastic spoken word poet.

Should it intrigue you into wanting to know more about her work and interests, I recommend visiting her site, Kay, Sarah (sera).

I found her site refreshing, the perfect image of Action, a place where no words are wasted. Her performance, on the other hand, brings forth an emotional flux of ideas in simple yet powerful words. That is why action and words are, in Sarah’s case, a perfect match. Remarkable. A worthy stop for any English learner.

Enjoy the video and discover your own response to what you hear and see, a response in action and words. It doesn’t have to be spoken out loud or commented on. It suffices if it  speak for itself, whatever the language.

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Filed under: ■ Conference Speakers, ■ Happiness, ■ Leadership, ■ Spoken Word Poetry, ■ Talks & Conferences, ►META PHORS▼

One Response

  1. Alina Alens says:

    Read what Richard Branson had to say on poetry in his post, “What’s your favourite poem?”

    Among other things, that

    Poets must be the most underpaid people in the world. The best poets in the world should be as renowned as the biggest pop stars, sportspersons, artists and writers.

    and

    “…Sarah Kay, an incredible poet who recited a poem at Jean Oelwang’s wedding recently. Every time I see this girl she gives me goosebumps. As well as being absolutely beautiful, her poetry takes your breath away.”

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