I just realized I haven’t been on the blog in a while–oops! Seems like the end of the semester is creeping up on me!
These past two semesters have been crazy whirlwinds for me and I’ve found myself letting go of a lot of things that I am reluctant to depart from. Today I was thinking about how badly I miss writing slam poetry, and found myself listening to it.
Kevin Kantor’s “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” has been one of my favorite slam pieces in the Button Poetry collection. I always find myself going back to his stuff–along with Neil Hilborn’s, of course.
Lytton–I apologize if I’ve posted this piece on the blog during a previous workshop, but I do want to say something about this piece (and poetry in general) that I didn’t recognize before. I think that as time passes our perception of poetry changes based on our perception of the world. If I go back and read an old piece I wrote freshman or sophomore year, I find that that poem was created from an old version of me. I am only starting to recognize that I am constantly changing. While this is not the most pleasant thing to admit, I think that it’s important to recognize the importance of letting go; Kevin Kantor does so beautifully.