Spoken Word Poetry
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, 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.
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.
The night I set off into dry weeds
with a red plastic gas can
This First Proof contains a written reflection on featured Brooklyn Moon Cafe Poets by Zoë Anglesey.