So recently, I wanted to try reading some of my poetry at an open mic night until I realized spoken poetry was expected. Needless to say, I enjoyed the night but chickened out on reading aloud. What do you guys think about spoken vs. written poetry? How do you find them to be different? Also, they say originally, poetry was meant to be read aloud, do you think that's always the case? By the way, here are two TED talks I enjoyed which features spoken poetry. Thought I'd share.