Sarah Kay: "A Bird Made of Birds"
Сара Кеј (Sarah Kay): „Птица од птица“
A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool. Full bio
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who is a fellow poet.
Кава Акбар, који је мој колега песник.
on a hook from the ceiling,
that the heart of a blue whale
да је срце плавог кита
can stand up fully inside of it.
може стојати усправно у њему.
ову слику на интернету,
the poem you were planning on writing."
коју сте ви планирали да напишете.“
I was horrified.
била сам ужаснута.
I'm trying to invent new metaphors!
Покушавам да измислим нове метафоре!
that hasn't been discovered yet.
до сад невиђену лепоту.
is always going to get there before me?"
a uniquely poet problem,
feels especially big
да је свет нарочито велик
that some of you may have seen.
који су и неки од вас можда видели.
every couple of months.
that are called starlings,
called a "murmuration,"
just a big cloud of birds.
a quick video on their phone
као гомила мрвица без облика,
where the birds shift,
кад се птице премештају
written the poem
коју сте ви планирали да напишете!“
it didn't fill me with despair.
to invent something new.
to what the universe is showing me
то што ми универзум показује
to what the universe offers,
за то што универзум нуди,
but point at the flock of starlings
да покажете на јато чворака
in inherited choreography,
по наслеђеној кореографији
попут замахнуте завесе
is as large as a house
плавог кита величине куће
to fit a person standing.
да приме човека у усправном положају.
inside a flower,
you can stand up inside of.
кућа у којој можете стајати.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERSarah Kay - Poet
A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool.
Why you should listen
Plenty of 14-year-old girls write poetry. But few hide under the bar of the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s East Village absorbing the talents of New York’s most exciting poets. Not only did Sarah Kay do that -- she also had the guts to take its stage and hold her own against performers at least a decade her senior. Her talent for weaving words into poignant, funny, and powerful performances paid off.
Sarah holds a Masters degree in the art of teaching from Brown University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Grinnell College. Her first book, B, was ranked the number one poetry book on Amazon.com. Her second book, No Matter the Wreckage, is available from Write Bloody Publishing.
Sarah also founded Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool. Project VOICE runs performances and workshops to encourage people to engage in creative self-expression in schools and communities around the world.
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