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A math student Harry Baker performs his pun-tastic and poignant poetry


Performance poet (and math student) Harry Baker spins a love poem about his favorite kind of numbers — the lonely, love-lorn prime. Stay on for two more lively, inspiring poems from this charming performer. Listen TED Talk

My name is Harry Baker. Harry Baker is my name. If your name was Harry Baker, then our names would be the same. (Laughter)

It’s a short introductory part.

Yeah, I’m Harry. I study maths. I write poetry. So I thought I’d start with a love poem about prime numbers. (Laughter)


I like people.

I’d like some paper people.

They’d be purple paper people. Maybe pop-up purple paper people.

Proper pop-up purple paper people.

“How do you prop up pop-up purple paper people?”

I hear you cry. Well I …

I’d probably prop up proper pop-up purple paper people


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