Posted at 10:32 AM on September 11, 2009
by Sanden Totten
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.
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.