Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Taylor Mali - Poet - Teacher

Discovered the joy who is Taylor Mali today. Watch his YouTube videos over and over and got happier at each viewing.

A lawyer once asked him, "Mali, you're a teacher, what do *you* make?" (This was during a conversation about occupations and salaries.)

And Mali replied, "I make a difference. What about you?"

From one of his poems:

"When two boys are fighting, I break it up. When two girls are fighting I wait until that shit's over then drag what's left to the nurse's office."

1 comment:

freebird said...

I love it. I love his responses especially to the "what do you make" question. I'll have to check out those videos.