Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities

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In recent decades, poetry slams and the spoken word artists who compete in them have sparked a resurgent fascination with the world of poetry. However, there is little critical dialogue that fully engages with the cultural complexities present in slam and spoken word poetry communities, as well as their ramifications. In Killing Poetry, renowned slam poet, Javon Johnson unpacks some of the complicated issues that comprise performance poetry spaces. He argues that the truly radical potential in slam and spoken word ...

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Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities
2017, Rutgers University Press

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2017, Rutgers University Press

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