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message 1: by Taylor (new)

Taylor Here is my shameless promotion of the poetry book I'm in (most of my poems are viewable in other places in this folder), which comes out on March 22.

Speak for Yourself is a poetry group based out of Utah Valley. SFYS was started in high school. Our goal is to not only keep poetry alive, but also move it forward; SFYS hosts poetry slams, open mic nights, and the occasional poetry reading; we create poetry videos, and give artists, poets, and musicians a chance to showcase their work in front of a respectful audience of 60+ people. We want to make sure that every closet poet has the chance for their voice to be heard. This is our first book. You can watch various videos from SFYS poetry nights and side projects at You can also get the latest updates at our Facebook page:

For more information, or to contact, please send us an email at

To preview and/or buy:

message 2: by Elliott (new)

Elliott | 22636 comments Mod
Woah, that's really cool!

message 3: by Sevania (new)

Sevania (sevthedev) | 2512 comments I will totally buy it! If I can find any money! Of which I have none at the current moment...

message 4: by Taylor (new)

Taylor @Lav
Thanks! Roah, the guy leading all this, is quite the visionary, and I'm glad to see it paying off.

Please do! Some of the poems in there are the best I've heard. I'm gonna convince Roah to save the money we make so that some of our group can possibly create a poetry slam team and go compete across the country. :D

message 5: by Elliott (new)

Elliott | 22636 comments Mod
The only thing that's frustrating about slam poetry is how it's not as good when it's on paper. :/ I love listening to it, though. My music teacher is really into it.

message 6: by Taylor (new)

Taylor It's awful when it's on paper. I hate it. I usually don't write down my poems until I have the entire performance in my head. Then I start to cut and paste and rearrange until I have my final product.

On Sunday evening, I will be putting on the videos from our launch performance. You can enjoy a good number of the poems there. :)

message 7: by Sevania (new)

Sevania (sevthedev) | 2512 comments I will definitely watch it :D

message 8: by Colby (new)

Colby (colbz) | 3211 comments That's a freaking cool cover, man. This sounds like a pretty cool idea, glad you're getting involved in something like this.

message 9: by Taylor (new)

Taylor This, to me, is a testament to the power of poetry.

David Matthews is a friend of mine who also appears in this book. He wrote a poem about his deceased father, which was abridged for a video about the devastation caused by addiction.

This just goes to show that our poetry can be used for very powerful things, and I really hope you guys will invest in this book so that you can be touched by all of the amazing work it contains.

message 10: by Isaac (new)

Isaac | 8014 comments That's really cool. :D

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