Spoken word poet Ming Li Wu reminds us that in this global age, we all have the power to foster conversation about identity, about navigating the world, and about forming a more aware and empathetic community. She offers two original poems about her own identity as examples.
Ming Li Wu is a spoken word poet who has been living in Reno since 2012. Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, she is now a high school senior at The Davidson Academy of Nevada and upon graduation will be pursuing a dual degree in English and mathematics. Spoken word poetry, also known as slam poetry or performance poetry, is a raw, accessible art form rooted in interpersonal connection and social activism. Although Ming Li has been writing other types of poetry since kindergarten, she is particularly captivated by spoken word as a mutual exchange of soul between poet and audience. This summer, Ming Li competed in the international slam poetry festival Brave New Voices as a member of Reno’s inaugural team, the Spoken Views Youth Collective. She was a finalist in the Brave New Voices #iTooAmAmerica competition.
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