Listen Up! / Edition 1

Listen Up! / Edition 1

by Zoe Angelsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0345428978

ISBN-13: 2900345428973

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Spoken word poetry is a cross-cultural phenomenon. Here for the first time in one hot volume are poems from the nation's top spoken word artists. Listen Up! features nine brilliant award-winning scribes who have ignited audiences worldwide with their soulful verse, bold alliterations, and sultry fusion of rhythm and rhyme -- electrifying audiences as they chant, sing,…  See more details below

Overview

Spoken word poetry is a cross-cultural phenomenon. Here for the first time in one hot volume are poems from the nation's top spoken word artists. Listen Up! features nine brilliant award-winning scribes who have ignited audiences worldwide with their soulful verse, bold alliterations, and sultry fusion of rhythm and rhyme -- electrifying audiences as they chant, sing, recite, and improvise their poetry and powerful point of view. Among these nine literary luminaries are Carl Hancock Rux, named by The New York Times as one of thirty young artists "most likely to change the culture in the next thirty years"; Jessica Care Moore, a record-breaking five-time winner of the Apollo competition; and Saul Williams, co-scriptwriter and star of the feature film Slam, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the prestigious Camera D'Or at Cannes. Listen Up! features profiles that offer insight into the tradition that made these poets masters of their craft. It also includes behind-the-scenes photographs and anecdotes about the history-making slams that established them as spoken word artists. This unforgettable collection is the next best thing to being there live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900345428973
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Introductionxv
3
I Got Tha Boogaloosa Fever7
Processions9
He Called It a Blessin11
No Parts Spared16
Untitled I17
Untitled II19
23
Writers and Lawyers27
Jetty28
Perfect Diction29
Winter31
Piano Concerto34
Toi San36
37
Angels Get No Maps41
Daddy's Song46
Nother Man Dead48
Brothers Keep Me Up50
53
Black Statue of Liberty59
One Afro's Blues61
I Am a Work in Progress66
There Are No Asylums for the Real Crazy Women69
Ishah71
Mirrors74
77
Switchettes (Las Brujitas)81
Private Service Announcement84
Writers' Delight87
Life Saver90
Step92
95
Notes for a Slow Jam99
Reflections on the Metro North (Part II)102
Haiku108
Stop Signs109
113
The Excavation119
Blue Candy121
Suite Repose125
Elmina Blues (Cobalt through Azure)127
Kuta Near Seminyak131
Untitled133
139
Barefoot Stroll143
Forced Entry145
Evolution147
Elemental Sounds149
Sometimes150
Recollect152
Domino Effect154
Distance's Destination156
Serenade158
A Woman's Poetic159
Height160
161
Gypsy Girl167
Children of the Night173
Afterword181
Notes / Glossary183
Works Cited189
Discography195
Film and Video197

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