Gloson Recites His Top 10 Favorite Poems from MMPoetry 2013

By Gloson On April 30, 2013 Tags:


Hello everyone. Happy National Poetry Month! There has been some great things going on this month, such as Greg Pincus’ 30 Days 30 Poets and also the 2013 Progressive Poem.

I know it’s almost the end of the month, but it’s not too late to recite my top 10 favorite poems from MMPoetry 2013!

March Madness Poetry (a.k.a. MMPoetry) has been one of my new great experiences this year. It’s my first time joining a poetry-writing tournament. You can view my entry poem, the Venal Judge, but it lost to Kathy Ellen Davis in Round 1. (Don’t worry, I’ll beat her next year. 😛 )

[For those who don’t know, MMPoetry is a mad tournament. Set up by Ed DeCaria, it’s an arena in which 64 poets (known as ‘authletes’) duel one-on-one by writing a poem that contains the seeded word (e.g. “13-venal”). The poem that gets the most votes wins! There’s this process of elimination until we get the champion.]

Because I love reciting poetry, I’ve found 10 poems from MMPoetry 2013 to recite. I wish I could recite more poems, but because of time, I had to pick just 10.

The poems I picked are not necessarily the ones I voted for, but the ones that I feel my voice can express. That means if a poem I didn’t vote for suits my voice, I will still recite it. 😀

Here are my top 10 favorite MMPoetry 2013 poems to recite! I recited all from memory so there might be one or two mistakes. So without further ado, here is the video! Enjoy!

You can find out more about the authors by clicking on the names.

10. Murphy’s Law (5-sterile)Tiffany Strelitz Haber
9. Debatable (8-certitude)Marileta Robinson
8. On The Eve Of The Equinox (6-conservative)Mary Lee Hahn
7. The Thief (1-abscond)Nessa Morris
6. Fat Tom (9-fathom)Samuel W. Kent
5. Secret Identity (8-caricature) – Marileta Robinson
4. Cat Burglar (9-burgle) – Samuel W. Kent
3. Against Falsity and Pretense (10-hypocrisy)Heidi Mordhorst
2. The Oyster & the Jellyfish (7-irritation)Marcus Ewert
1. The Meretricious Red Delicious (15-meretricious)J. J. Close

Thank you very much for watching! Tell me which was your favorite recitation in the comments below. I’ve still got a lot to learn so compliments/critique appreciated. 🙂

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Marileta
    May 1, 2013
    8:24 am #comment-1

    Fantastic job, Gloson!

  2. Penny Klostermann
    May 7, 2013
    2:17 am #comment-3

    Thoroughly enjoyable!

  3. Mary Lee Hahn
    May 12, 2013
    5:00 am #comment-5

    Impressive! Thanks for including my poem!

  4. Janet F.
    January 16, 2014
    11:22 am #comment-7

    Hi Gloson,
    So glad to hear and see you reciting here! So glad Ed just posted this to FB. I am curious what technique you used to learn the poems and how long it took you to learn these. I enjoyed your recitation. Of course we would all do them a tad differently but that is part of the beauty of poetry. Have you seen the Poetry Out Loud videos on Youtube? I was lucky to hear the 2011 winner recite in Chicago at NCTE! He was fabulous.
    So glad to connect again, Gloson,
    Janet Clare aka Janet F.

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    July 17, 2014
    5:11 am #comment-8

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  6. dad
    July 30, 2014
    11:07 pm #comment-9

    very nice thank you so much

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