TED Talks: Harry Baker’s Love Poetry for Lonely Prime Numbers

Words become fluid, flying objects when a spoken-word artist gets a hold of them. Internationally popular slam poet Harry Baker’s playful use of surprising metaphors create whimsical images that inspire and provoke thought.

This week’s featured TED video is a talk from Baker, an award winning spoken-word poet and 2012 World Slam Champion. In this video he performs three poems for the TEDxExeter 2014 audience and discusses slam poetry and how he accidentally discovered it. His wonderful pun-laden poetry is perfect for a little Tuesday inspiration.

Recommended Reading

The Sunshine Kid, Harry Baker (Burning Eye Books, 2014)

sunshine-kid-coverHarry’s first collection of poetry features some of the poems read on stage at TEDxExeter. It’s an honest, cheeky, and fun collection of poems worth reading aloud for their tongue-tying complexity.

 

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