Table of Contents for Spoken Word Revolution : Slam, Hip-Hop and the Poetry of a New Generation


Note from the Publisher xiii
CD Track List xiv
Prologue 1(2)
Billy Collins
3(4)
Essay: Poems on the Page, Poems in the Air
Introduction to Poetry
Regie Gibson
7(2)
alchemy
Part One: The Beat Remnants
9(22)
Introduction
10(3)
Quincy Troupe, Jr
13(3)
Poem for the Root Doctor of Rock n Roll
Chicago
Kent Foreman
16(2)
Chicago
George David Miller
18(2)
Before I Read This Poem
Edward Hirsch
20(4)
I am Going to Start Living Like a Mystic
Song
Ocean of Grass
The Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Regie Gibson
24(3)
from eulogy of jimi christ
Marvin Bell
27(2)
To Dorothy
To No One in Particular
Yusef Komunyakaa
29(2)
Anodyne
Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel
Part Two: Hip Hop
31(30)
Introduction
32(2)
Regie Gibson
34(4)
funknawlegy
Jerry Quickley
38(8)
Essay: Hip Hop Poetry
Hip Hop Hollas
DJ Renegade
46(1)
48 Hours After You Left
Tara Betts
47(4)
Rock'n'Roll Be a Black Woman
A Mixed Message
Celena Glenn
51(2)
The Hand Has Turned
Kevin Coval
53(2)
Hear O' Israel
Saul Williams
55(6)
Amethyst Rocks
Essay: The Future of Language
Part Three: Performance Art
61(18)
Introduction
62(2)
Jean Howard
64(4)
Essay: Performance Art, Performance Poetry---The Two Sisters
Cin Salach
68(2)
worship
Evolution
Todd Alcott
70(2)
Television
Jean Howard
72(2)
Dancing in Your Mother's Skin
Dollmaker
Lisa Buscani
74(2)
Hemingway Afternoon
Sirens at the Mill
Gregory Harms
76(3)
Essay: Performance Art: Blood, Ice Skates, and Coyotes in the 20th Century
Part Four: Competitive Poetry/Taos
79(36)
Introduction
80(1)
Terry Jacobus
81(13)
Essay: Poetic Pugilism
So Edgar Allan Poe Was in this Car
I Hear There Are Poets Here
Patience
Peter Rabbit
94(2)
The Fight Game
Sports Teams
Daniel S. Solis
96(5)
Welcome to the Revolution
Elephant Song
Anne MacNaughton
101(3)
Essay: The Taos Poetry Circus
Sherman Alexie
104(9)
Defending Walt Whitman
Song of Ourself
Totem Sonnets
Marriage
Inside Dachau
Andrei Codrescu
113(2)
Untitled
On Drunkenness
Part Five: Slam
115(86)
Marc Smith
116(14)
Essay: About Slam Poetry
Cat on a Coffin
The Father Has Faded: a gambling rogation
Dusty Blues
Street Musician
Pull the Next One Up
Marvin Bell
130(3)
Essay: The Poetry Scene: No One Way
Regie Gibson
133(6)
prayer
it's a teenage thang
in the year i loved your mother
Dr. Richard Prince
139(3)
Essay: Once a ``Virgin, Virgin'' at the Green Mill
Michael Warr
142(1)
Low Down in the Get Me High Lounge
Michael R. Brown
143(2)
The Ice Worm
Brenda Moossy
145(2)
What I Said to the Man Installing the Hot Tub
Michael Kadela
147(3)
XXX
LXXIV
Steve Marsh
150(3)
Belated Valentine: A Work in Progress
Thomas Lux
153(2)
Essay: About 2 Poets
Jack McCarthy
155(6)
Careful What You Ask For
Cartalk: A Love Poem
Essay: Degrees of Difficulty
Jeffrey McDaniel
161(4)
The Passion Tree
Dear America
The Abandoned Factory of Sense
The Foxhole Manifesto
Bob Holman
165(7)
Essay: Around & in the Scene
DisClaimer
Praise Poem for Slam: Why Slam Causes Pain and Is a Good Thing
Performance Poem
Regie Cabico
172(2)
Peter Meets the Wolf
Hansel Tells Gretel of the Witch
Taylor Mali
174(4)
How to Write a Political Poem
Like Lilly Like Wilson
Beau Sia
178(6)
Howl
Love
Patricia Smith
184(10)
And Then She
Building Nicole's Mama
My Mother Learns English
A Motherfucker Too
Roger Bonair-Agard
194(4)
how do we spell freedom---the weusi alphabeti method
...Naming and other Christian things
Shane Koyczan
198(3)
Beethoven
Part Six: Youth Speaks
201(22)
Introduction
202(2)
Viggo Mortensen
204(4)
Weekends
Hillside
Keepsake
Lullaby
Matinee
Untitled
Luis J. Rodriguez
208(5)
Essay: Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Cultures: Poetry, Performance, and the New American Revolution
Sarah Maehl
213(2)
Three A.M.
On Rain
Chinaka Hodge
215(2)
Losing
Adam Tapia-Grassi
217(3)
from Guilt
Kevin M. Derrig
220(3)
First Period
Epilogue 223(2)
About the Editors 225(1)
Contributor Biographies 226(11)
Index 237(3)
Acknowledgments 240(1)
Credits 241