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Posts Tagged ‘Shane Koyczan’

Poetry Performances at TED

As we end our National Poetry Month celebration, we’ve compiled a selection of three TED videos about poetry.

The list features poets who delivered poetry performances at the TED stage. This trio includes YouTube sensation Shane Koyczan, Project V.O.I.C.E. founder Sarah Kay, and Tony Award-winning artist Lemon Andersen.

For more recommendations, check out the “Spoken-Word Fireworks” playlist curated by TED. Which poets do you nominate to perform at future conferences?

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Anti-Bullying Poem Goes Viral

What mean comment from childhood do you remember to this day?

Canadian poet and author Shane Koyczan wrote a poem about bullying called “To This Day,” and it has been adapted into an animated video that has earned nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube. If you love his work, you can sign up to get a free poem from Koyczan every month.

Here’s more from the poet: “My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point.”