The Clementine

Written by Catherine Martindale and Ziggi Jadovski

Folk 'N' Word, a spoken and sung performance 

Performance poetry and spoken word has its emphasis less on text than on the poet’s presentation of the work as can be seen in this performance of The Clementine by Poeticat.  'She sits at Embankment station and hums...' The platform was empty except for her....

Percussion is also important in performance poetry. The modern style has been influenced by hip-hop, which utilizes all of these devices. This type of poetry should also have an idea, emotion, or perspective that drives the poem. Often, this may relate to popular culture or social or political events.