Harry Baker: The power of self-acceptance

About this talk: Poets and doctors both save lives, just in different ways. World-champion slam poet Harry Baker shares the heartache of forfeiting the path of medicine for a self-guided career in poetry and writing. This talk is an ode to choosing to be different, woven through two poems that sing with universal truth. While he won’t help the world by becoming a doctor, as he puts it, poetry is just “a less quantifiable way of saving lives.”

About this speaker

2012 World Poetry Slam Champion, Harry’s way with words has taken him all around the globe. He combines the nerdiness of being a maths student with the hopefulness of being a human, and will try and make you laugh in the process. His debut anthology ‘The Sunshine Kid’ is out in December 2014.

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