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Word Warriors

35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution
(Book - 2007)
Word Warriors
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Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts. Editor Alix Olson (internationally touring spoken word artist-activist) brought together a variety of astounding spoken word artists for Word Warriors . Included in this collection are Patricia Smith and Eileen Myles, two of our most formidable spoken-word foremothers, Tony-award winners Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad and Staceyann Chin, recording artists Bitch and Lynn Breedlove from the dyke-punk band Tribe 8, award-winning writer Michelle Tea, and many more. These women join other amazing artists from many different backgrounds to create Word Warriors , a powerful and comprehensive collection of work from the best and brightest female spoken word artists today.
Title: Word warriors
35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution
Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, c2007
Characteristics: xviii, 409 p. :,ports. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Alix Olson ; foreword by Eve Ensler
Additional Contributors: Olson, Alix
ISBN: 1580052215
Branch Call Number: 811.5408 W924 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Poetry Authorship Poetry slams Oral interpretation of poetry Competitions Oral interpretation of poetry History 21st century Oral interpretation of poetry History 20th century Women United States Poetry American poetry 21st century American poetry 20th century American poetry Women authors
Topical Term: Poetry
Poetry slams
Oral interpretation of poetry
Oral interpretation of poetry
Oral interpretation of poetry
American poetry
American poetry
American poetry
LCCN: 2007032584
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