Playlist: Jaw-dropping spoken word from around the world

Across the world, TEDx speakers are sharing their ideas in verse. From a meditation on a spelling bee to ideas on identity, stereotypes, culture and politics, we’ve put together a collection of TEDx Talks showcasing captivating spoken word poets from across the globe. Below, we’ve highlighted a few for you to watch and share:


Spelling father | Marshall Davis-Jones | TEDxHollywood
In this impassioned talk from TEDxHollywood, poet Marshall Davis-Jones meditates on the meaning and power of just one word — “father.”


Alien Suite | Safia Elhillo | TEDxNewYork
In this rich, descriptive piece, spoken word artist Safia Elhillo reflects on identity, culture, politics and place through verse.


Follow the leader | Suli Breaks | TEDxHousesofParliament
At TEDxHousesofParliament, spoken word artist Suli Breaks calls on Socrates, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, schoolyard games, his parents and more in this layered look at leadership in society.

Watch all ten talks below:

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