‘Those Mics Were Meant to be Open’. To What Extent Can Open Mic Methodology Bring People Together?

A ‘poem-as-presentation’ or ‘PowerPoem’ experiment by Pip McDonald, Senior Learning Technology Project Officer at the Royal Agricultural University.

The poem was performed at the 1st Artist-Teacher in Adult Community Learning Conference online in March 2023.

Watch video here

This document can be used alongside the video of the poetic performance.


The title of the poem is inspired by the song Those Boots Were Made for Walking written by Lee Hazlewood and performed by Nancy Sinatra in 1966.

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