The BreakBeat Poets

New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

Author: Kevin Coval,Quraysh Lansana,Nate Marshall

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463958

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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A first-of-its-kind anthology of hip-hop poetica written for and by the people.

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

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

Halal If You Hear Me

The Breakbeat Poets

Author: Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608466047

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

View: 1853

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

Black Girl Magic

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608468577

Category:

Page: 300

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

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: N.A

ISBN: 9781608466719

Category: History

Page: 150

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

Wild Hundreds

Author: Nate Marshall

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981084

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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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.

Citizen Illegal

Author: José Olivarez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608469543

Category: History

Page: 120

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In this stunning debut, poet Jose 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. Combining wry humour 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.

Aloud

Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Author: Miguel Algarin,Bob Holman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805032576

Category: Poetry

Page: 514

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A multicultural selection of contemporary poems by Puerto Rican and other poets who meet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City

Commando

Author: E'mon Lauren

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608469441

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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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.

Bum Rush the Page

A Def Poetry Jam

Author: Tony Medina,Louis Reyes Rivera

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307565645

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is.” –Tony Medina, from the Introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Is Modern Art

A Play

Author: Kevin Coval,Idris Goodwin

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608466639

Category: Drama

Page: 67

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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.

Halal If You Hear Me

The Breakbeat Poets

Author: Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608466085

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

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The collected poems dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim by holding space for multiple, intersecting identities while celebrating and protecting those identities. Halal If You Hear Me features poems by Safia Elhillo, Fatimah Asghar, Warsan Shire, Tarfia Faizullah, Angel Nafis, Beyza Ozer, and many others. Fatimah Asghar is the creator of the Emmy-Nominated web series Brown Girls, now in development for HBO. She is the author of If They Come For Us and a recipient of a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and a Kundiman fellow. In 2017, she was listed on Forbes's 30 Under 30 list. Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC and a Cave Canem fellow, she holds an MFA from the New School. In 2018, she was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

The Poets Laureate Anthology

Author: Elizabeth Schmidt,Billy Collins,Library of Congress

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393061819

Category: Poetry

Page: 762

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This collection features work from each of the United States' 43 poets laureate since the post was established in 1937, with introductions and historical and literary context for each and including William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop and Rita Dove.

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Author: Morgan Parker

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1941040543

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring A Paris Review Staff Pick A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes 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 sequined, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and deja 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.

Electric Arches

Author: Eve L. Ewing

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608468690

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 120

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Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. Blending stark realism with the fantastical, Ewing takes us from the streets of Chicago to an alien arrival in an unspecified future, deftly navigating boundaries of space, time, and reality with delight and flexibility.

Schtick

Author: Kevin Coval

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608462889

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Schtick is a tale of Jewish assimilation and its discontents: a sweeping exposition on Jewish American culture in all its bawdy, contradictory, inventive glory. Exploring—in his own family and in culture and politics at large—how Jews have shed their minority status in the United States, poet Kevin Coval shows us a people’s transformation out of diaspora, landing on both sides of the color line.

The January Children

Author: Safia Elhillo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803295987

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

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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.

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Author: Michael Warr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393352749

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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This stunning work illuminates today’s black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets. Included in this extraordinary volume are the poems of 43 of America’s most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize–winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, and Sonia Sanchez. Included are poems such as “No Wound of Exit” by Patricia Smith, “We Are Not Responsible” by Harryette Mullen, and “Poem for My Father” by Quincy Troupe. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as “The Talk” by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context. It serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry and is a must-have for every reader committed to social justice and racial harmony.

Throwing the Crown

Author: Jacob Saenz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983300861

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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