Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Spoken word poet speaks out on bullying

with 3 comments

Shane Koyczan is a spoken word poet. In this animated video, he recites his poem called “To This Day,” which is about bullying. I’ve heard some of his poetry, but I haven’t seen anything like this done, and I absolutely loved this.

I think this video is very compelling and beautifully done. His poetry gets a point across, while the visual aspect of this is so creative and artistic, and compliments his own art of spoken word poetry. This combination makes for one amazing project. It tells a story through two forms of mediums: video and audio.

The article on Mashable says, “The video is haunting and beautiful, powerful and startling, sad and relatable. And, above all, the video and poetry will reshape your views on name calling, harassment and pain, encouraging you to confront and end the cycle of hatred and bullying kids face.”

This video has the power to incite change and make people realize how serious of an issue violence is.

Written by Leah

February 20, 2013 at 11:47 pm

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  1. Wow! Very powerful example of how words with images can tell a compelling story. The poem itself is incredible, but displaying it with images makes it more accessible to people who might not necessarily read a poem. It also adds to its impact. Thanks for sharing this.


    February 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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