Katie Makkai’s Pretty

// 29 October 2010

Check out this powerful poetry slam performance by Katie Makkai, indicting the beauty imperative and its hollow, reductive joylessness.

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BookElfLeeds // Posted 29 October 2010 at 10:29 am

absolutely love this. Printed out a transcript for my National Poetry Day display at the library where I work, got quite a few women reading it looking thoughtful.

Lorna // Posted 29 October 2010 at 5:54 pm

I love this so much. Made me cry!

Anj Green // Posted 29 October 2010 at 11:56 pm

This turned up on my Youtube recommendations a couple of weeks ago and I loved, favourited and linked it to my Facebook friends immediately. I’ve watched it countless times since and it never stops being awe-inspiringly amazing in a way that “awe-inspiringly amazing” doesn’t really do it enough justice.

Everybody should be encouraged to spread this video as much as they can.

Mary Tracy // Posted 31 October 2010 at 4:48 pm

Oh-My-God. There are no more words left. I am speechless. So much power and so much meaning in so few words…

Thanks for sharing!

Chloe // Posted 1 November 2010 at 3:19 pm

I love this,have tweeted and facebooked it.

I also reccomend Ani Di Franco’s ‘not a pretty girl’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSxArgJb33Y) which I also love and deals with the same sort of issues.

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