The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation)
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The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation)


This collection of spoken word poetry captures electrifying words and voices in text and audio. It brings to life the written and performed works of more than 40 influential slam, hip hop, performance artists and poets....

Title:The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation)
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:241 pages

    The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation) Reviews

  • Jimmy
    May 06, 2015

    The poetry on the page wasn't very good. A DVD goes along with it. I enjoyed that more, which is the point of spoken word poetry. Here is one example: "The Foxhole Manifesto"by Jeffrey McDanielThere a...

  • Anna
    May 20, 2009

    Former Poet Laureate, Billy Collins states in the prologue of this book, “So, hearing a poem lends the experience of literature an immediacy, a reality not found on the page where we must conjure up...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 27, 2016

    As with any poetry anthology, The Spoken Word Revolution has its hits and misses. The hits can be raw enough to peel the skin back from your nerves. The misses...well, one presumes they do better with...

  • Resi
    Jun 03, 2013

    I enjoyed some of the poems, and there are some very powerfully written pieces. However, I didn't enjoy that most of the writers/artists here were men. I read another spoken word book prior to this (W...

  • Tabitha Vohn
    Mar 22, 2017

    This is an amazing anthology of modern spoken word. It gives a nice sampling of each movement in the American spoken word revolution, starting with the Beats and moving up through Youth Speaks. I real...

  • Judeo
    Nov 19, 2012

    I think The Spoken Word Revolution has the potential of being awarded 5 stars if the poems were read aloud by each poet. I prefer listening to poetry rather than reading it, therefore it was hard to g...

  • Miaree
    Feb 19, 2012

    Summary:This is a collection of poetry that isn't strictly young adult, but I think that it would appeal to young adults because these poems are meant to be read aloud and heard by an audience. These ...

  • Magpie
    Jan 22, 2011

    A very awesome book. Good for the casual enjoyer of poetry, the reader who is adventurous but has never appreciated poetry before, the teacher who wants to find a way to make poetry come alive in his ...

  • Amelia
    Aug 31, 2008

    I'd been interested in spoken word poetry since high school, but picking up this book is what gave me a basic grounding in the history and famous names of spoken word. There are some very powerful pie...

  • Shedim
    May 09, 2008

    The CD which comes with the book is worth more than the rest, and even that is only fifty percent fair. Like much of the poetry, the essays are self-indulgent and preposterously portentous in their co...