The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

A.S.L. Ain’t Nuthin’ to Fu*K Wit

During Wu-Tang Clan’s recent Bonnaroo performance, they proved, beyond a shadow of all 36 Chambers, that you don’t need to hear the words to understand their philosophy.

It’s hard enough for a hearing person to truly understand the words in a hip-hop song – especially when there are several people on stage, trading rhymes at a fairly quick click – but an A.S.L. interpreter named Holly, was able to make sure that even the hearing impaired could follow along. Not only was she signing every word, but she was doing it with force!

This is just one more example of how words can be felt, no matter the situation.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

4 comments on “A.S.L. Ain’t Nuthin’ to Fu*K Wit

  1. The Running Son
    June 21, 2013

    had a problem with the video above… here’s a working link of Holly’s “performance”. Great.

  2. Josh Gottwig-Seal
    June 22, 2013

    I was just got back from there it was amazing!

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