Spoken word poetry is the art of performance poetry. I tell people it involves creating poetry that doesn't just want to sit on paper, that something about it demands it be heard out loud or witnessed in person.
I think I love humor in poetry, but not that slapstick cheap easy humor, but that uncomfortable, "did she say that out loud?" kind of humor.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean de la Bruyere
Poetry is fact given over to imagery.