The Spoken Word Revolution: Redux Book Release Party

June 8, 2007

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From its earliest days to today, poetry has always been a spoken art. On the page and out loud, poetry is the home for the brilliant, the rebellious, the artists and performers who are changing the world. Today's spoken word revolution is the literary equivalent to grabbing a culture by the collar and shaking it - hard.

In the tradition of its predecessor The Spoken Word Revolution, Redux brings more of the gripping, moving, innovative, often hilarious poetry in the oral tradition. This redefining collection gathers multiple forms of "spoken word" under the same motley tent - slam, hip-hop, musical interpretations, and youth movements among them. The resulting brew is both satisfying and world-expanding.

Currated by Kevin Coval, this event includes readings from many of the included poets in celebration of the book's release.  Please note: This reading contains sexually explicit language.

 

Recorded Friday, June 08, 2007 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.