Why ‘Slam Poetry’ Is Not a Genre

Originally posted on Katie Ailes:
My last post responded to the way media sources were misconstruing Sarah Palin’s endorsement speech for Donald Trump as “slam poetry.” I gave several reasons why I consider that use of that term to be inaccurate and rather rude, including that the use of ‘slam poetry’ as shorthand for rambling, incoherent utterances…


Messy Side of Human Beings

You know one of the things being an introvert has taught me, it’s that messy people congregate in groups. Always! Maybe I’m the only one who has bared witness to this, but for me, they only get bold when they’re with their circle, by themselves, they’ll either ignore you or act like they are innocent. […]