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The Resource Killing poetry : blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities, Javon Johnson

Killing poetry : blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities, Javon Johnson

Label
Killing poetry : blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities
Title
Killing poetry
Title remainder
blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities
Statement of responsibility
Javon Johnson
Title variation
  • Blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities
  • Slam and spoken word communities
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 communities lies not just in proving literary worth, speaking back to power, or even in altering power structures, but instead in imagining and working towards altogether different social relationships. His illuminating ethnography provides a critical history of the slam, contextualizes contemporary black poets in larger black literary traditions, and does away with the notion that poetry slams are inherently radically democratic and utopic. Killing Poetry--at times autobiographical, poetic, and journalistic--analyzes the masculine posturing in the Southern California community in particular, the sexual assault in the national community, and the ways in which related social media inadvertently replicate many of the same white supremacist, patriarchal, and mainstream logics so many spoken word poets seem to be working against. Throughout, Johnson examines the promises and problems within slam and spoken word, while illustrating how community is made and remade in hopes of eventually creating the radical spaces so many of these poets strive to achieve"--
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Johnson, Javon,
Dewey number
811.009/896073
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Poetry slams
  • Performance poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
Killing poetry : blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities, Javon Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Let the slam begin : history, method, and beyond -- 2. "This DPL, come on!" : black manhood in the Los Angeles slam and spoken word scene -- 3. SlamMasters : toward creative and transformative justice -- 4. Button up : viral poetry and rethinking the archives -- 5 Conclusion: "That is the slam, everybody" -- Glossary
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on1000521339
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 156 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813580036
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000521339
Label
Killing poetry : blackness and the making of slam and spoken word communities, Javon Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Let the slam begin : history, method, and beyond -- 2. "This DPL, come on!" : black manhood in the Los Angeles slam and spoken word scene -- 3. SlamMasters : toward creative and transformative justice -- 4. Button up : viral poetry and rethinking the archives -- 5 Conclusion: "That is the slam, everybody" -- Glossary
Control code
on1000521339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 156 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813580036
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000521339

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