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Author: Leanna CrouchNigel HuntJoseph CliftonMaggie EstepRegie CabicoAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Guild, 1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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From alternative rock concerts, to MTV, to clubs, coffee shops, even public parks and buses, poetry in performance, today dubbed "the spoken word," is back. This documentary, hosted by dub poet Clifton Joseph, examines the roots of this phenomenon and demonstrates its rebirth. The film also includes performances and interviews with many of the most popular spoken word artists today as well as such legendary Beat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leanna Crouch; Nigel Hunt; Joseph Clifton; Maggie Estep; Regie Cabico; Stanley Wm Rogal; Reg E Gaines; Umar Bin Hassan; Bob Holman; Nicole Jill-Marie Blackman; Edwin Torres; Jeannette C Armstrong; Sheri-D Wilson; Rollins.; Bill Kennedy; Adeena Karaskic; Jill Battson; Bill Bissett; Gerry Gilbert; Paul Dutton; Christian Bök; Allen Ginsberg; TVOntario.; Cinema Guild.
OCLC Number: 38402710
Notes: Originally produced as a television program.
Credits: Director/writer, Nigel Hunt ; host/writer, Clifton Joseph ; producer, Leanna Crouch.
Performer(s): Host: Clifton Joseph.
Performers: Maggie Estep, Regie Cabico, Stan Rogal, Reg E. Gaines, Umar Bin Hassan, Bob Holman, Nicole Blackman, Sheri-D Wilson, Edwin Torres, Jeanette ARmstrong, Henry Rollins, Bill Kennedy, Adeena Karasick, Jill Battson, Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Paul Dutton, Christian Bok, Allen Ginsberg.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Pt.l. What is spoken word?--Pt.2. Roots of the spoken word. --
Pt.3. Why is the spoken word so popular now?--Pt.4. The revenge of the spoken word on literature.
Responsibility: a production of TVOntario.

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From alternative rock concerts, to MTV, to clubs, coffee shops, even public parks and buses, poetry in performance, today dubbed "the spoken word," is back. This documentary, hosted by dub poet Clifton Joseph, examines the roots of this phenomenon and demonstrates its rebirth. The film also includes performances and interviews with many of the most popular spoken word artists today as well as such legendary Beat Generation predecessors as Allen Ginsberg.

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Have You Heard the Word? offers a well organized general survey of the phenomenon of "spoken word" or "performance poetry". Spoken word artist Clifton Joseph hosts our journey into the world of contemporary performance poets in this episode of the Canadian television series Imprint. The viewer is...
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