Grand Slam Poetry Champion | Harry Baker | TEDxExeter

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. From primes to proper pop-up purple paper people, Harry Baker performs his a pun-tastic and poignant poetry.

Harry Baker has always loved words. He's been blessed enough to travel round the world with them, winning the Poetry Slam World Cup in 2012 and currently using a maths degree as an excuse to live in Germany and find heaps more new words to play with. After two 5-star Edinburgh Fringe festival shows and almost growing a beard once, the next adventure is having his first book released in April this year.

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20 Kommentare

  1. Priya Adhikari sagt:

    Hahaah I love him!

  2. sushigirl 260 sagt:

    I live near Exeter. I’m doing a maths event at Exeter University next year. I write poetry. Hello, soulmate!

  3. damn he is talented. that slam was superbbb….

  4. Bruce Ramsey sagt:

    He’d make a great Shakespearean actor.

  5. KD Langford sagt:

    Very cleverly done. I hope I can write like this one day.

  6. La Humeur sagt:

    harry the rapper

  7. Essy Gonzales sagt:

    OMG. I clicked this because I thought it was Andrea Gibson HAHAHA
    Great poem, though.

  8. Ontu Shardar sagt:


  9. James Conway sagt:

    Is it me. Or should these people take a gallon of water with them before they go on. Because his mouth sounds as dry the Sahara desert after a ten year drought. Good show though. Just feel bad for the lad. No one should ever have to die of thirst while standing on stage speaking funny yet oddly relevant poetry.

  10. BLACKWOLF129075 sagt:

    those mouth sounds tho *_*

  11. Parkdatass Jimin sagt:

    Boy You are telling a poem not rapping

  12. The ripper sagt:

    Sometimes beautiful things happen for a reason,we can’t hold it for long.


    Am I the only one who can’t keep up with him and still can’t sometimes, when i start it from the part I couldn’t understand.

  14. Serenity Lolmaugh sagt:

    he’s brilliant but I cannot listen to him to talk

  15. twentyonegeorgias 4life sagt:

    OMG I’m only through the first one HOW

  16. kittttygirl5 sagt:


  17. Nicolas Bayer sagt:

    A4 is the most often used paper-format (at least here in Austria where I live) 🙂

  18. Michael Miller sagt:

    I’m not smart enough to get the A4 joke ):

  19. Shelley E sagt:

    Damn – that 3rd poem was brilliant!

  20. Shelley E sagt:

    And he’s a comedian too! …on the A4… Clever.

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