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In the Loop: September 11, 2009 Archive

Obama and Madoff get slammed . . . poetically that is.

Posted at 10:32 AM on September 11, 2009 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

Sure, President Obama can give a speech. But can he *slam* one? No, probably not. And normally that would be okay, but when you want to reach school kids with an important message about homework and hand washing, your going to need more than fancy speechifying.

Slam Poet and all around nice guy Khary Jackson
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So we brought in 2009 Slam Poetry Champion Khary Jackson to give Obama's back to school talk that extra oomph only a seasoned spoken word artist can bring. And boy does Khary bring it. This should make the kids perk up and listen.

Also, Khary talks about being on the winning team at this year's National Poetry Slam Championship, he gives some advice to politicians and reads a poem he wrote for Bernie Madoff. And trust us, the news sounds much better when it's slammed.

(photo via Khary Jackson's MySpace page)

To catch the poets from the 2009 championship team in action, head over to the Artist's Quarter in St. Paul Monday September 14th.

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