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The BreakBeat poets : new American poetry in the age of hip-hop

Author: Kevin Coval; Quraysh Ali Lansana; Nate Marshall; Haymarket Books,
Publisher: Chicago : Haymarket Books, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first anthology of poems by and for the hip-hop generation ... It includes more than four decades of poets and covers the birth to the now of hip-hop culture and music and style"--Page xv.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Coval; Quraysh Ali Lansana; Nate Marshall; Haymarket Books,
ISBN: 9781608463954 1608463958
OCLC Number: 899155665
Description: xxii, 350 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: An (i)witness say he still had the mike in his hand / Randall Horton (1961) --
Turning the tables ; Wednesday poem / Joel Dias-Porter aka DJ Renegade (1962) --
An excerpt from Crank shaped notes / Thomas Sayers Ellis (1963) --
Mascot ; Crack house ; Seventy-first & King Drive / Quraysh Ali Lansana (1964) --
Duck, duck, redux ; Post-white / Evie Shockley (1965) --
Everything you wanted to know about hip hop but were afraid to be hipped for fear of being hopped ; The keepin' it real awards / Tony Medina (1966) --
Shit to write about ; Word to everything I love ; Writing about what you know / Willie Perdomo (1967) --
Agate / Mario (1967) --
Honorific or black boy to black boy ; Fast --
how I knew ; In defense of the code-switch or why you talk like that or why you gotta always be cussing / Roger Bonair-Agard (1968) --
Shine (for Joe Bataan) ; All night / Lynne Procope (1969) --
B-boy infinitives ; Kundiman ending on a theme from t la rock ; A note to Thomas Alva ; Ode to the cee-lo players / Patrick Rosal (1969) --
Untitled / Tracie Morris --
America's pastime / Jason Carney (1970) --
Who you callin' a jynx? (after mista popo) ; Damn right it's betta than yours ; Gamin' gabby --
/ LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (1970) --
Hood / Mitchell L.H. Douglas (1970) --
Manifesto, or ars poetica #2 ; Preface to a twenty volume homicide note / Krista Franklin (1970) --
Beat boxing ; Robot music / Adrian Matejka (1971) --
mic check, 1-2 / Jessica Care Moore (1971) --
Ode to the crossfader ; 1989 ; Renegades of funk / John Murillo (1971) --
Stitches ; Pull down the earth ; This is a test / Francine J. Harris (1972) --
How to get over (senior to freshman) ; how to get over (for my niggas) ; how to get over (for Kanye) / T'ai Freedom Ford (1973) --
Break (rebirth) ; Break (sister) ; Break (embargo) / Suheir Hammad (1973) --
The world tells how the world ends ; Object / Marty McConnell (1973) --
Bronx bombers ; What I saw was not your funeral ; At my best / John Rodriguez (1973-2013) --
Paper bag poems ; Global warming blues ; Sunday ; Possible (for Amiri Baraka) / Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (1973) --
Hip hop analogies ; Switch / Tara Betts (1974) --
From all convulsions / Paolo Javier (1974) --
Quantum spit ; No homo ; Drop it like it's hottentot venus / Douglas Kearney (1974) --
A prayer fo mama Brenda Matthews (warrior brew) ; After an artis(t) talk / Avery R. Young (1974) --
The future / Lemon Andersen (1975) --
The message ; Astronomy (8th light) / Michael Cirelli (1975) --
The crossover ; Jewtown ; Molemen beat tapes ; White on the block / Kevin Coval (1975) --
Motherland / Jericho Brown (1976) --
When 12 play was on repeat ; Upon viewing the death of Basquiat ; nameless / Mahogany L Browne (1976) --
Elegy in gold ; Break / Aracelis Girmay (1977) --
Say my name ; Old ladies and dope boys ; These are the breaks / Idris Goodwin (1977) --
Corners / Enzo Silon Surin (1977) --
It's just begun / Mayda Del Valle (1978) --
Ciphers pt. 1 ; Vigil pt. 1 / Denizen Kane (1978) --
I have a drone / Paul Martinez Pompa --
Crews ; Slang ; O.P.P. / Kyle Dargan (1980) --
100 bells ; Nocturne in need of a bitch ; Blossoms in the dark ; Self-portrait as slinky / Tarfia Faizullah (1980) --
Elegy for a trojan ; Ode to a star fig ; Ode to gentrification ; Ode to a killer whale / Samantha Thornhill (1980) --
Harbor / Aleshea Harris (1981) --
Evolution of my block ; Evolution of my profile ; GTA : San Andreas (or, 'Grove Street bitch!') / Jacob Saenz (1982) --
Bint ibrahim / Nadia Sulayman (1982) --
Ha ha hum ; Adventures / Sarah Blake (1984) --
If you don't know / Adam Falkner (1984) --
Small poems for big / Chinaka Hodge (1984) --
Stakes is high ; When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall, and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call ; Ars poetica in the mode of j-live Bonita applebum / Marcus Wicker (1984) --
Self portrait with gunshot vernacular ; Self portrait from the other side ; Thaumaturgy / Michael Mlekoday (1985) --
To the notebook kid / Eva Ewing --
A remix for remembrance, Stockholm syndrome / Kristiana Coloʹn (1986) --
In search of black birds / Ciara Miller (1987) --
Let me handle my business, damn / Morgan Parker (1987) --
When asked about my hometown : an admission ; When asked about my hometown : an anecdote ; Love letter to Zack, the black power ranger / Joshua Bennett (1988) --
When I put my hands in the air it's praise / Alysia Nicole Harris (1988) --
Winthrop Ave. ; We house : after Krista Franklin's definition of funk / Britteney Black Rose Kapri (1988) --
Legend ; Ghazal for my sister ; Conspiracy : A suite ; Gravity / Angel Nafis (1988) --
Ode to the first white girl I ever loved ; Home court / Jose Olivarez (1988) --
No country for black boys / Joy Priest (1988) --
Always & forever ; Self-portrait as exit wounds ; Prayer for the newly damned ; Daily bread / Ocean Vuong (1988) --
When tip drill comes on at the frat party or, when refusing to twerk is a radical form of self-love ; Unemployment ; Pluto shits on the universe / Fatimah Asghar (1989) --
Pussy monster ; Impulse buy / Franny Choi (1989) --
On caskets ; Prelude ; Picking flowers; juke / Nate Marshall (1989) --
Broken ghazal in the voice of my brother jacob / Aaron Samuels (1989) --
Cue the gangsta rap when my knees bend ; Twerk (v.) ; Dinosaurs in the hood ; Dear white America / Danez Smith (1989) werk (v.) --
Defense ; Blk girl art ; Deep in the homeroom of doom ; Daddy dozens / Jamila Woods (1989) --
What the eyes saw / Benjamin Alfaro (1990) --
A suite for ol' dirty Safia Elhillo (1990) --
Juicy (an erasure) / Aziza Barnes (1992) --
Badu interviews Lamar (an erasure) ; Police / Camonghne Felix (1992) --
Beat writers / Steven Willis (1992) --
Four elements of ghostdance / Reed Bobroff (1993) --
Grand slam / Malcolm London (1993) --
This, here / Kush Thompson (1994) --
My niece's hip-hop / E'mon McGee (1996) --
Murder is my name / Angel Pantoja (1997) --
Lesson one / Nile Lansana (1997) and Onam Lansana (1999) --
Art. artifice, & artifact / Quraysh Ali Lansana --
Artist statement / T'ai Freedom Ford --
Artist statement / Michael Mlekoday --
Artist statement / Douglas Kearney --
Artist statement / Angel Nafis --
A locus of control and the erasure / Aziza Barnes --
Life is good : How hip-hop channels duende / Tara Betts --
Journeying to the break : The cost of the pilgrimage / Roger Bonair-Agard --
The art of the mistake: some notes on breaking as making / Patrick Rosal --
Blueprint for breakBeat writing / Nate Marshall.
Other Titles: Break Beat poets
New American poetry in the age of hip-hop
Responsibility: Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, & Nate Marshall, editors.

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"This is the first anthology of poems by and for the hip-hop generation ... It includes more than four decades of poets and covers the birth to the now of hip-hop culture and music and style"--Page xv.
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