At my favorite open mike night, the only one I go to really, I got to hear Gina Loring.
She huffed and puffed and blew my house down. She’s a poetry slammer, the kind that make me think I can’t write poetry, that I have no idea what it’s about anyway. And she can sing so beautifully. She actually mixes the two, poetry and singing, which is amazing, really.
She’s been on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, which is a show I have not seen, but have heard great things about.
Amazon does not have a DVD of her performance available (Darn them!). But there is a def poetry on broadway performance. These kinds of things are worth seeing. So check it out.