On Monday, Feb. 6, Colin Edwards’ spoken word poetry piece “Victory” was released on YouTube.
Edwards, a senior communication arts major from Gadsden, had written the poem encompassing the events that followed his father’s diagnosis with stage IV colon cancer and subsequent death.
Created with powerful diction and accompanied by a compelling performance, the video was filmed by one of his best friends, Andrew Livingston, a sophomore communication arts major from Miami.
“I wrote it with intentions of orating it, with certain structures and rhymes,” said Edwards.
According to Power Poetry, “Spoken word is written on a page but performed for an audience. It relies on a heavy use of rhythm, improvisation, rhymes, word play, and slang.”
In addition, spoken word uses words and phrases with the intention of projecting vivid images into the minds of the viewers.