I was privileged to have the opportunity to video the "More Than Metaphors" benefit hosted at the Damascus Grill last Friday. Amal Kassir and Kyle Sutherland put together an amazing roster of slam poets who rocked the house. These poets present a depth of emotion rarely found in today's world of hypertext. I was repeatedly brought to tears by the power of their raw energy in this new slam poetry medium.
Where does it come from? How do they do it? It is no small feat to slam through 10 minutes of rapid-fire recitation with such feeling. I am in awe.
The benefit raised $1324 in donations and a large amount in hope and love for the Syrian people who have suffered so much. I'll be trying to do my part by posting video of the poets as they are rendered from my computer.