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Word warriors : 35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution

Author: Alix Olson
Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, ©2007.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Word warriors.
Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007032584
(OCoLC)154674087
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alix Olson
ISBN: 9780786750726 0786750723
OCLC Number: 609339257
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 409 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cast of Characters Your revolution / Sarah Jones --
Wax poetic / Sarah Jones On sister spit Pigeon manifesto / Michelle Tea --
Beautiful / Michelle Tea --
Protegee We live up here / Lenelle Moise --
Loch Ness monsters / Lenelle Moise --
Lost and found Somewhere, over / Daphne Gottlieb --
Death drive (a transfession) / Daphne Gottlieb --
On Mothers and mothertongue I am from, third cycle / Natalie E. Illum --
What we learn in one night / Natalie E. Illum --
Lyrical Self-defense and the Reluctant Female Rapper Cellulite / Aya De Leon --
Grito de Vieques / Aya De Leon --
Mad Poet's Manifesto Revenge of the crazy wimmin / Leah Harris --
Take refuge / Leah Harris --
Dirtiest word you've ever heard Do the math / Meliza Banales --
Generation / Meliza Banales --
Slam Ma'am Sylvia Plath Sliver / Karen Garrabrant --
Air Ego Balloon / Karen Garrabrant --
Stumbling In Empress of sighs / Beth Lisick --
Monkey girl / Beth Lisick --
Page for a day Quick thank-you note to Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath / Genevieve Van Cleve --
Altar call (I want Jesus back) / Genevieve Van Cleve --
Making a name Motor oil queen / Cheryl Burke --
Jones / Cheryl Burke --
Choir is born Nothing generation / Katz --
Taken in like oxygen / Katz --
What I remember Herstory of my hips / C.C. Carter --
Warning / C.C. Carter --
Turn it down a notch Subtle sister / Alix Olson --
That the protagonist is always a man / Alix Olson --
In my own English First writing since / Suheir Hammad --
Prayer band / Suheir Hammad --
From inside Montana de oro / Rachel Kann --
Titular / Rachel Kann --
Body Sanctuary Book of Rules: a girl's guide to doing what you're told / Nomy Lamm --
There's always this feeling like something's missing / Nomy Lamm --
Shaking it off Andrew / Andrea Gibson --
Blue blanket / Andrea Gibson --
My longest relationship --
Starfucking closer to home or what happens when you reach for the stars and they reach back / Thea Hillman --
Miscarriage / Thea Hillman --
We all leave something Ball and chain record store / Ellyn Maybe --
Ellyn Maybe's dream / Ellyn Maybe --
Ad-libbing Apology to Pangea / Tracie Morris --
Las Brujitas / Tracie Morris --
Working luck Lit (or to the scientist whom I'm not speaking to anymore) / Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz --
All I'd leave behind / Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz --
In other words God in you / Sini Anderson --
Say more / Sini Anderson --
In and out of spoken word American poem / Eileen Myles --
Merk / Eileen Myles --
Taco Shop tales Any closer to home and my heart will burst 2 / Lynne Procope --
Butterfly nut house / Lynne Procope --
You say you want a revolution Instructions for a body / Marty McConnell --
Joan of Arc to the $2,000-an-hour woman / Marty McConnell --
Spilling Ink Pussy Manifesto / Bitch --
Red roof in / Bitch --
Good Sista/Bad Sista Supa soul sistas / Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha --
No you don't know me / Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha --
Boy among weemon Knuckle sandwich / Lynn Breedlove --
Breasticles / Lynn Breedlove --
Poet for the people Cross-fire / StaceyAnn Chin --
Poem for the Gay Games / StaceyAnn Chin --
Exceeding expectations Sleeping sickness / Julia Serano --
Vice versa / Julia Serano --
Name-calling Asking for a heart attack / Patricia Smith --
Building Nicole's mama / Patricia Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Alix Olson ; foreword by Eve Ensler.
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