NPM: Gemineye’s A Penny for Your Thoughts

NPM: Gemineye’s A Penny for Your Thoughts

When I was younger, I watched several episodes of Def Poetry Jam. I remember it coming on really late at night on HBO, so most nights I wasn’t able to catch it.  What I really loved about the show was that it wasn’t mindless, it was a different form of reality TV that illustrated to viewers how alive poetry can become when it’s spoken.

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13 thoughts on “NPM: Gemineye’s A Penny for Your Thoughts

  1. I remember that show! Gosh, it’s been ages since I thought about that! It’s so great that you remembered and that you shared this video with us. Very cool post today!

  2. Whoa – that was amazing! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

    I never saw the TV show on air but I came across several segments of it on YouTube a few years ago when I discovered Suheir Hammad’s poetry. It’s such a fantastic group of talents. I wish the show was still on or at least that there was something like it on today. This is way more appealing than the current reality TV fare.

  3. I enjoyed the playfulness of this piece; I haven’t heard his work before. Thanks for posting about it!

  4. Yay Gemineye! I miss Def Poetry Jam. I was just a little too young to appreciate it when it was on, but I wish that it was still on. It’s kind of amazing to me that it was ever on. I love going through Youtube videos of old episodes. So. good. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I wish Def Poetry Jam was still on too. I absolutely loved it! And a little off topic – did you ever see “Love Jones”? That was my first intro to that type of poetry and I still love that movie to this day!

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