Spoken Word Poetry

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Carmen Giménez Smith and Douglas Kearney

Giménez Smith’s latest collection of poems, Be Recorder, engages the lyric tradition as well as spoken word to reveal the complexity of citizenship.

Poetry Out Loud: Volumes 1-10 by Chris Mann
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Poetry Out Loud, a series of ten LPs released between 1969 and 1977 as a magazine of oral poetry, has been recently rereleased digitally by De Stijl Records.

Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here by Douglas Singleton
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Unlike the sharply critical records he became renowned for in the ’70s, Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here is personal rather than political in nature, reeking of fatigue, if not perseverance. 

Burning Billboards by Jacob Boyd
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The night I set off into dry weeds
with a red plastic gas can

Brooklyn Moon Cafe Poets by Zoë Anglesey

This First Proof contains a written reflection on featured Brooklyn Moon Cafe Poets by Zoë Anglesey.

Paul Beatty by Christian Haye
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“They saw that poetry had something to add to the world, but they also feel that they’re owed.”
 Paul Beatty

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