Black Entertainment : Difference between Poetry and Spoken Word

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  1. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just had a question that I would post to the community, because I always get into it when I go "out" to open mic spots. Is there a difference between "poetry" and "spoken word"--if so what is the difference, if not, then why not. Appreciate all responses....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    to me they have this divided feeling spoken word give a deep depth
    from the poet's emotion when he vibing in open mic it's felt defferently
    but when you write it , it flows to the reader mind and give a vision
    or leave a message through the scribe but they one and the same
    just felt differently.
     
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    Spoken word is theatre, whereas poetry that is read places the reader squarely in the catbird seat, where the poet is often upstaged.
     
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    1PoetSought hit the nail in the coffin...
     
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