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TikTok Poet Says "We're All Poets"

In honor of Poetry Month, National Public Radio invites listeners to post their original poetry on social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok. In this interview, a popular TiKTok poet discusses her early experiences sharing her spoken word poetry with others, and she explains why she believes that everyone is a poet. Listen to hear her recite one of her original poems and share advice with poets who are just starting out.


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Story Length: 5:19

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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