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beau sia, poet

The real value of youtube ... opening up a public conversation about cultural stereotypes otherwise unimaginable on standard network television.   Far better -- more passionate & powerful -- than any public ad campaign on network tv that I have ever heard.   And poets, as always, deliver it so much better -- with so much more generosity -- than critics and pundits.

As a footnote, I am scratching the generosity comment because -- upon further reflection over the past week -- the only real generosity is towards the very end of the video. Even as the dramatic delivery method improves upon that of many stale critics and pundits, the method -- as seductive as it is at first glance -- borrows too much from the masculine tradition of slam poetry. Poetry, by my definition, is not meant to be a competitive sport -- performative, yes, competitive/damning, no.


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