Skip to content

The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (A Poetry Speaks Experience)

By Mark Eleveld
Sold out
Book Details
  • Author: Mark Eleveld
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Brand: Sourcebooks MediaFusion
  • Published: 2007-04-01
  • Edition: 1
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 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. One audio CD features some of the best poems and poets, immediately live in their own electrifying words and voices.

The Spoken Word Revolution Redux includes:
--Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley
--Slam Poetry founder Marc Smith
--Ethan Hawke reading Beat Poet Gregory Corso
--Jazz pianist Patricia Barber adapting ee cummings
--Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Bill Collins and Mark Strand
--Four-time national poetry slam champion Patricia Smith
--Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
--Hip-Hop founder Gil Scott-Heron
--Indy National Poetry Slam Champions, including Mayda da Ville
--Viggo Mortensen and Hank Mortensen
--Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins