Sarah Kay on TED

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another twenty-something.

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  1. i was just going to formspring-suggest sarah kay for pure poetry week, but this is a far more appropriate venue to discuss her splendidness. check out “hands” on youtube. i’ll link it because hands = sexy *which i don’t believe she addresses in this particular poem/performance but still*

    • ikr? and did the end want to make you name her sarah? k, now i feel creepy. im gonna go watch rube goldberg machines on youtube.

  2. Sometimes, after everyone too cool or not nerdy enough has left, me and my friends sit around and recite “Hands” to each other.

    Thanks for this.

  3. “I try to fight my students’ instincts to be cool and unfazed, and encourage them to engage with the world around them”

    I feel like this is what AS did to me. And keeps doing actually, I love your Poetry Weeks (and this).

  4. This post led me to a youtube spoken word tangent for the past 2 hrs.

    Thanks. I needed that.

    • i was going to say something abt words touching you and then it suddenly felt inappropriate in my ‘it’s almost 2am’ brains.

      ty 4 being u

  5. the great thing about AS is that it never fails to surprise and inspire me. we watch ted clips every wednesday at work.

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