LPTrendsPeople: Taylor Mali. We don’t know Taylor Mali, but we know poetry and spoken word and talk performers who make us go “wow.” Few do, because the art and science of prose built around slam poetry delivered by an artisan performer is kind of like when mediocre sex becomes mind-bendingly off the hook. You can’t believe what just happened, because it rarely does, but boy are you stoked about it: you want more and in successively larger helpings.
Welcome to the world of Taylor Mali.
On his own website, he is described thusly:
“Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet.” (http://taylormali.com/bio/)
Strikingly he is that average (but good looking) white collar neighbor whom you guess to be a lawyer, well-kept, good manners, comes and goes like Regular Joe, but he isn’t regular, or Average Joe. Taylor Mali is quite honestly one of those human beings who uses his entire life and every capacity, gift, and characteristic to optimum leverage in pursuit of moving people to better, higher places.
We found Taylor via Jim Emmerson’s ‘scanners: blog,” a video of him performing a poem called Like_you know, a very funny performance about critical thinking because it’s true.
The Possibility Place is your new, biggest fan, Taylor. We are so happy you exist in the human race. We are better off for it.
If you liked Taylor you’ll love Jason Silva, epiphany addict.