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Teen Poetry

From: Youth Mic
Length: 07:12

Youth Mic producer Clevins Browne interviews a peer about her poetry
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Default-piece-image-1 High school student Clevins Browne loves the New York City youth poetry scene. In this live excerpt, we hear a fellow youth poet, Kristie, perform one of her poems followed by a Question & Answer session with Clevins about its greater significance.

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High school student Clevins Browne loves the New York City youth poetry scene. In this live excerpt, we hear a fellow youth poet, Kristie, perform one of her poems followed by a Question & Answer session with Clevins about its greater significance.

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Review of Teen Poetry

So often we hear poetry or read literature and find our self wondering, what the author meant when he/she wrote this line, and in this piece we find that out. The segment opens up with Kristie, A youth poet from New York, reading one of her pieces. The pieces in it self examines, stereotypes and personal views of her ethnic background. The poems set the prefect tone for the interview. I congrats the producer on keeping the interview rolling through thought provoking question, because a lot of times interviews can become boring and drag on, but not here. Between The producer?s questions and Kristine?s insight, this is a prefect piece to listen to, if you want to gain a greater understanding of human life, struggles and achievements. This is radio at it purest from, and interviewer, interviewer, and microphone, and you the listener...don?t keep them waiting.

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The passion of the young poet featured in this piece struck me immediately. Both her voice and her words carried an intensity both rare and refreshing. The rhythm and honesty of her poetry and her responses to the producer's questions made this piece remarkable. In addition, the questions asked of her added background and depth to the original, thought-provoking poem. For improvement, I would suggest editing and revoicing the questions and commentary. This piece belongs on any show regarding the struggles, either past or present, of Latinos in the United States; as the poet tells the listener, "This is your history; this is who you are."

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http://www.wkcr.org