Spoken Word Poetry
The artist and poet discusses his childhood as a first-generation Palestinian immigrant, the formation of selfhood in preadolescence, and the psychology of drifting.
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.