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Social Spoken: Tahani Salah on Technology’s Impact on Society

by John Earnhardt


The sixth poet in our summer poetry series is Tahani Salah. Salah's poem, "Pixel Picked Realities," tells the story of how technology has enabled disparate societies to come together.

Salah is a performer, poet, and activist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jams and was a 2007 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team member. She also serves as the Youth Outreach Coordinator for Urban NYC and sits on the Urban Word Youth Board. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

All of these original poems focus on the real-life uses and impact of the network on our daily lives. We will publish a poem each Friday throughout the summer. We hope you have a great summer, and we hope that this series gives you a little different way of learning about the power of the network in our lives.

"Today, tomorrow and forever, technology has become the backbone of our societies."

—Tahani Salah

Other poets featured in this series are: Aneta Brodski, Bob Holman, Rachna Vohra, Aja Monet, Mahogany Browne, Jon Sands, Patrick Rosal, Shappy Seasholtz, and Edwin Torres.  The dates of the poems are listed here.

Our first poet in the series was Aneta Brodski.  You can view Aneta's poem here.
Our second poet in the series was Rachna Vohra. You can view Rachna's poem here.
Our third poet in the series was Aja Monet. You can view Aja's poem here.
Our fourth poet in the series was Jon Sands. You can view Jon's poem here.
Our fifth poet in the series was Patrick Rosal.  You can view Patrick's poem here.

More info on Tahani Salah here.

The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site worked with Ironbound Films to produce a series of original poems written and performed by some of the best spoken word poets in the world. All performances were filmed at the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan.