Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution

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Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts.

Editor Alix Olson (internationally...

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Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts.

Editor Alix Olson (internationally touring spoken word artist-activist) brought together a variety of astounding spoken word artists for Word Warriors. Included in this collection are Patricia Smith and Eileen Myles, two of our most formidable spoken-word foremothers, Tony-award winners Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad and Staceyann Chin, recording artists Bitch and Lynn Breedlove from the dyke-punk band Tribe 8, award-winning writer Michelle Tea, and many more. These women join other amazing artists from many different backgrounds to create Word Warriors, a powerful and comprehensive collection of work from the best and brightest female spoken word artists today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580052214
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 434
  • Sales rank: 685,014
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted November 22, 2008

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    Feminist Slam

    This anthology of feminist poetry is perfect for the young hearted or the young-at-heart rrrriot girl. Beautiful works of art that bring women's issues to the forefront in an in-you-face manner that leaves you thrilled and captivated. With poetry dealing with the most serious of issues, to poems that will make you overflow with laughter. I highly recommend this book to any person wanting to take their feminist perspective and set it in motion with poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

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    'Word Warriors - 35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution' is inspiring, fascinating and exposes a powerful subculture of poetic performance. There's passion in each poem and truth in the personal essay of each author. Applause to Seal Press and all involved in the publication of spoken word artists and 'The Way Girls Word'.

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