The BreakBeat Poets

New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

Author: Kevin Coval,Quraysh Ali Lansana,Nate Marshall

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608464504

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-City and Coast-to-Coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters. The BreakBeat Poets is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for. The BreakBeat Poets are the scribes recording and remixing a fuller spectrum of experience of what it means to be alive in this moment. The BreakBeat Poets are a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s), an undeniable body expanding the canon for the fresher.

The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

Black Girl Magic

Author: Jamila Woods,Mahogany L. Browne,Idrissa Simmonds

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608468704

Category: Poetry

Page: 264

View: 6234

A BreakBeat Poets anthology, Black Girl Magic celebrates and canonizes the words of Black women across the diaspora.

The Breakbeat Poets

New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-hop

Author: Kevin Coval,Quraysh Ali Lansana,Nate Marshall

Publisher: Breakbeat Poets

ISBN: 9781642591057

Category: Poetry

Page: 376

View: 6949

Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-City and Coast-to-Coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters. The BreakBeat Poets is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for. The BreakBeat Poets are the scribes recording and remixing a fuller spectrum of experience of what it means to be alive in this moment. The BreakBeat Poets are a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s), an undeniable body expanding the canon for the fresher.

Halal If You Hear Me

The BreakBeat Poets

Author: Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo

Publisher: Breakbeat Poets

ISBN: 9781608466047

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

View: 6562

A BreakBeat Poets anthology of writings by Muslims who are women, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.

Theorien der Literatur VII

Literatur und die anderen Künste

Author: Günter Butzer,Hubert Zapf

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772000614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 8273

Die Theorien der Literatur sind eine seit Jahrzehnten etablierte Buchreihe, die auf Ringvorlesungen an der Universität Augsburg zurückgeht. Bd. VII enthält erstmals einen thematischen Schwerpunkt: Es geht um die Beziehung der Literatur zu anderen Künsten. Im Fokus stehen dabei nicht Künste wie Musik und Bildende Kunst, sondern konkrete Ausformungen wie die Symphonik, die Malerei, der Comic oder der Film. Der Band leistet damit einen Beitrag zur Erforschung der wechselseitigen Einflüsse zwischen einzelnen Kunstformen, die gegenwärtig intensiv unter dem Titel der InterArt Studies untersucht werden.

Citizen Illegal

Author: José Olivarez

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608469557

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 7099

“Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it.” —Eve Ewing, author of Electric Arches In this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out of life in the in-between. Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in. Olivarez has a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch. José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods. A winner of fellowships from Poets House, The Bronx Council On The Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and The Conversation Literary Festival, his work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets and elsewhere. He is the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors.

Commando

Author: E'mon Lauren

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608469441

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 7946

E’mon Lauren’s poems take artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago’s Southside and Westside to create a manifesto of survival and growth. These poems from Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate grapple with sexism, racism, love, and class with a style that announces Lauren as a poet to watch. Commando is an aesthetic stick up, hallelujahs in a handbag with a handgun. The first collection from the city's first youth poet laureate is a manifesto for a solider at war.

Black Queer Hoe

Author: Britteney Black Rose Kapri

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608469530

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Black Queer Hoe is a refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation. Women’s sexuality is often used as a weapon against them. In this powerful debut, Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power, in a world that refuses Black Queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries. Britteney Black Rose Kapri is a Chicago performance poet and playwright. Currently she is an alumna turned Teaching Artist Fellow at Young Chicago Authors. Her work has been featured in Poetry Magazine, Button Poetry, Seven Scribes, and many other outlets, and anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic. She is a contributor to Black Nerd Problems, a Pink Door Retreat Fellow, and a 2015 Rona Jaffe Writers Award Recipient.

A People's History of Chicago

Author: Kevin Coval

Publisher: Breakbeat Poets

ISBN: 9781608466719

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 2969

Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.

This Is Modern Art

A Play

Author: Kevin Coval,Idris Goodwin

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608466639

Category: Drama

Page: 67

View: 3626

Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, "Where does art belong?" Kevin Coval is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives, the American Library Association "Book of the Year" Finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets. Idris Goodwin is a playwright, spoken-word performer, and essayist recognized across mediums by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.

Die Mutter aller Fragen

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455001785

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 3997

»Warum haben Sie keine Kinder?« Diese »Mutter aller Fragen« wird Rebecca Solnit hartnäckig von Journalisten gestellt, die sich mehr für ihren Bauch als für ihre Bücher interessieren. Warum gilt Mutterschaft noch immer als Schlüssel zur weiblichen Identität? Die Autorin findet die Antwort darauf in der Ideologie des Glücks und tritt dafür ein, lieber nach Sinn als nach Glück zu streben. Außerdem erklärt sie in ihren Essays, warum die Geschichte des Schweigens mit der Geschichte der Frauen untrennbar verknüpft ist, warum fünfjährige Jungen auf rosa Spielzeug lieber verzichten, und nennt 80 Bücher, die keine Frau lesen sollte. Sie schreibt über Männer, die Feministen und Männer, die Vergewaltiger sind, und setzt sich gegen jegliches Schubladendenken zur Wehr. Wenn Männer mir die Welt erklären sorgte weltweit für Furore – in ihren neuen Essays setzt Rebecca Solnit ebenso scharfsichtig wie humorvoll ihre Erkundung der heutigen Geschlechterverhältnisse fort. Ein wichtiges, Mut machendes Buch aus dezidiert feministischer Perspektive, über und für alle, die Geschlechteridentitäten infrage stellen und für eine freiere Welt eintreten.

Black Girl Magic

Author: Mahogany L. Browne,Jamila Woods,Idrissa Simmonds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608468577

Category: African American women

Page: 233

View: 4791

A BreakBeat Poets anthology to celebrate and canonize the words of Black women across the diaspora.

Wild Hundreds

Author: Nate Marshall

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981084

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 7368

Winner, 2017 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award (poetry category) Winner, 2016 BCALA Literary Award (poetry category) Winner of the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards (poetry category) Wild Hundreds is a long love song to Chicago. The book celebrates the people, culture, and places often left out of the civic discourse and the travel guides. Wild Hundreds is a book that displays the beauty of black survival and mourns the tragedy of black death.

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

Author: Morgan Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472153170

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 8803

One of Oprah Magazine's Ten Best Books of 2017 A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017 Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Poetry Collections of Spring A Most Anticipated book at Buzzfeed, NYLON and Bustle One of i-D's emerging female authors to read in 2017 'Outstanding collection of poems. So much soul. So much intelligence in how Parker folds in cultural references and the experiences of black womanhood. Every poem will get its hooks into you. And of course, the poems about Beyoncé are the greatest because Beyoncé is our queen.' Roxane Gay 'I can and have read Morgan Parker's poems over and over . . . She writes history and pleasure and kitsch and abstraction, then vanishes like a god in about 13 inches.' Eileen Myles 'Morgan Parker has a mind like wildfire and these pages are lit. I can't recall being this enthralled, entertained, and made alert by a book in a very long time.' Jami Attenberg The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless and sequinned, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and déjà vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You're gonna give us the love we need.

Magical Negro

Author: Morgan Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472154061

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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From the breakout author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé comes a profound and deceptively funny exploration of Black American womanhood. '2019 justly belongs to Morgan Parker. Her poems shred me with their intelligence, dark humor and black-hearted vision. Parker is one of this generation's best minds' Danez Smith, winner of the Forward Prize 'A riveting testimony to everyday blackness . . . It is wry and atmospheric, an epic work of aural pleasures and personifications that demands to be read - both as an account of a private life and as searing political protest' TIME Magazine Magical Negro is an archive of Black everydayness, a catalogue of contemporary folk heroes, an ethnography of ancestral grief, and an inventory of figureheads, idioms and customs. These poems are both elegy and jive, joke and declaration, songs of congregation and self-conception. They connect themes of loneliness, displacement, grief, ancestral trauma and objectification, while exploring tropes and stereotypes of Black Americans. Focused primarily on depictions of Black womanhood alongside personal narratives, the collection tackles interior and exterior politics - of both the body and society, of both the individual and the collective experience. In Magical Negro, Morgan Parker creates a space of witness, of airing grievances, of pointing out patterns. In these poems are living documents, pleas, latent traumas, inside jokes and unspoken anxieties situated as firmly in the past as in the present - timeless Black melancholies and triumphs.

The January Children

Author: Safia Elhillo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496200098

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 72

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In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What follows is a deeply personal collection of poems that describe the experience of navigating the postcolonial world as a stranger in one’s own land. The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. The poems mythologize family histories until they break open, using them to explore aspects of Sudan’s history of colonial occupation, dictatorship, and diaspora. Several of the poems speak to the late Egyptian singer Abdelhalim Hafez, who addressed many of his songs to the asmarani—an Arabic term of endearment for a brown-skinned or dark-skinned person. Elhillo explores Arabness and Africanness and the tensions generated by a hyphenated identity in those two worlds. No longer content to accept manmade borders, Elhillo navigates a new and reimagined world. Maintaining a sense of wonder in multiple landscapes and mindscapes of perpetually shifting values, she leads the reader through a postcolonial narrative that is equally terrifying and tender, melancholy and defiant.

Who Put This Song On?

Author: Morgan Parker

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525707522

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7266

In the vein of powerful reads like The Hate U Give and Girl in Pieces, comes poet Morgan Parker's pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored. Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she's in therapy. She can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. Also, she's spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there's that, too. Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat--and it's telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself? Life may be a never-ending hamster wheel of agony, but Morgan finds her crew of fellow outcasts, blasts music like there's no tomorrow, discovers what being black means to her, and finally puts her mental health first. She decides that, no matter what, she will always be intense, ridiculous, passionate, and sometimes hilarious. After all, darkness doesn't have to be a bad thing. Darkness is just real. Loosely based on her own teenage life and diaries, this incredible debut by award-winning poet Morgan Parker will make readers stand up and cheer for a girl brave enough to live life on her own terms--and for themselves.

Throwing the Crown

Author: Jacob Saenz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983300861

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 8316

Saenz's debut collection honestly examines the vulnerability of growing up in a neighborhood punctured by gang culture and hyper-masculinity.

The Whiskey of Our Discontent

Gwendolyn Brooks As Conscience and Change Agent

Author: Georgia Popoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608467631

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 599

View: 1496

Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.

Himmelssucher

Roman

Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 364109027X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 799

Eine Geschichte von Verblendung, Schuld und der Hoffnung auf Versöhnung Milwaukee, Ende der siebziger Jahre: Hayat ist zehn Jahre alt, als Mina, die Jugendfreundin seiner Mutter, aus Pakistan nach Amerika kommt. Zwischen der schönen wie klugen Frau und dem verschlossenen Jungen entsteht eine innige Beziehung. Mina ist ihrem neuen Leben gegenüber aufgeschlossen, fühlt sich ihrer Kultur und ihrem Glauben aber weiter eng verbunden. So ist sie es auch, die Hayat mit dem Koran vertraut macht. Doch niemand, am allerwenigsten Mina selbst, ahnt, welch tiefgreifenden Einfluss dies auf den Teenager hat. Als Mina sich in Nathan Wolfsohn verliebt, sieht Hayat seine Welt und alles, was ihm wichtig scheint, bedroht. Aus Eifersucht und Angst begeht er einen ungeheuerlichen Verrat. Zu spät begreift er, welche Katastrophe er damit über diejenigen heraufbeschwört, die er am meisten liebt. Mit diesem bewegenden Familiendrama ist Ayad Akhtar ein überaus beeindruckender Debütroman gelungen. Klar und einfühlsam zeichnet er seine Figuren, ihre innere Zerrissenheit, ihre Sehnsüchte und Enttäuschungen. Er erzählt von Verblendung und Schuld, ohne zu verurteilen – und von der Hoffnung, dass Versöhnung möglich ist.