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The BreakBeat poets : new American poetry in the age of hip-hop /

by Coval, Kevin [editor.]; Lansana, Quraysh Ali [editor.]; Marshall, Nate [editor.]; Haymarket Books [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : Haymarket Books, [2015]Description: xxii, 350 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781608463954; 1608463958.Other title: New American poetry in the age of hip-hop.Subject(s): Hip-hop -- Influence -- Poetry | American poetry -- 20th century | American poetry -- 21st century | American poetry -- African American authors | American poetry | American poetry -- African American authors | Hip-hop -- Influence | 1900-2099 | Poetry | Poetry
Contents:
An (i)witness say he still had the mike in his hand / Randall Horton (1961) -- Turning the tables ; Wednesday poem / Joel Dias-Porter aka DJ Renegade (1962) -- An excerpt from Crank shaped notes / Thomas Sayers Ellis (1963) -- Mascot ; Crack house ; Seventy-first & King Drive / Quraysh Ali Lansana (1964) -- Duck, duck, redux ; Post-white / Evie Shockley (1965) -- Everything you wanted to know about hip hop but were afraid to be hipped for fear of being hopped ; The keepin' it real awards / Tony Medina (1966) -- Shit to write about ; Word to everything I love ; Writing about what you know / Willie Perdomo (1967) -- Agate / Mario (1967) -- Honorific or black boy to black boy ; Fast -- how I knew ; In defense of the code-switch or why you talk like that or why you gotta always be cussing / Roger Bonair-Agard (1968) -- Shine (for Joe Bataan) ; All night / Lynne Procope (1969) -- B-boy infinitives ; Kundiman ending on a theme from t la rock ; A note to Thomas Alva ; Ode to the cee-lo players / Patrick Rosal (1969) -- Untitled / Tracie Morris -- America's pastime / Jason Carney (1970) -- Who you callin' a jynx? (after mista popo) ; Damn right it's betta than yours ; Gamin' gabby -- / LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (1970) -- Hood / Mitchell L.H. Douglas (1970) -- Manifesto, or ars poetica #2 ; Preface to a twenty volume homicide note / Krista Franklin (1970) -- Beat boxing ; Robot music / Adrian Matejka (1971) -- mic check, 1-2 / Jessica Care Moore (1971) -- Ode to the crossfader ; 1989 ; Renegades of funk / John Murillo (1971) -- Stitches ; Pull down the earth ; This is a test / Francine J. Harris (1972) -- How to get over (senior to freshman) ; how to get over (for my niggas) ; how to get over (for Kanye) / T'ai Freedom Ford (1973) -- Break (rebirth) ; Break (sister) ; Break (embargo) / Suheir Hammad (1973) -- The world tells how the world ends ; Object / Marty McConnell (1973) -- Bronx bombers ; What I saw was not your funeral ; At my best / John Rodriguez (1973-2013) -- Paper bag poems ; Global warming blues ; Sunday ; Possible (for Amiri Baraka) / Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (1973) -- Hip hop analogies ; Switch / Tara Betts (1974) -- From all convulsions / Paolo Javier (1974) -- Quantum spit ; No homo ; Drop it like it's hottentot venus / Douglas Kearney (1974) -- A prayer fo mama Brenda Matthews (warrior brew) ; After an artis(t) talk / Avery R. Young (1974) -- The future / Lemon Andersen (1975) -- The message ; Astronomy (8th light) / Michael Cirelli (1975) -- The crossover ; Jewtown ; Molemen beat tapes ; White on the block / Kevin Coval (1975) -- Motherland / Jericho Brown (1976) -- When 12 play was on repeat ; Upon viewing the death of Basquiat ; nameless / Mahogany L Browne (1976) -- Elegy in gold ; Break / Aracelis Girmay (1977) -- Say my name ; Old ladies and dope boys ; These are the breaks / Idris Goodwin (1977) -- Corners / Enzo Silon Surin (1977) -- It's just begun / Mayda Del Valle (1978) -- Ciphers pt. 1 ; Vigil pt. 1 / Denizen Kane (1978) -- I have a drone / Paul Martinez Pompa -- Crews ; Slang ; O.P.P. / Kyle Dargan (1980) -- 100 bells ; Nocturne in need of a bitch ; Blossoms in the dark ; Self-portrait as slinky / Tarfia Faizullah (1980) -- Elegy for a trojan ; Ode to a star fig ; Ode to gentrification ; Ode to a killer whale / Samantha Thornhill (1980) -- Harbor / Aleshea Harris (1981) -- Evolution of my block ; Evolution of my profile ; GTA : San Andreas (or, 'Grove Street bitch!') / Jacob Saenz (1982) -- Bint ibrahim / Nadia Sulayman (1982) -- Ha ha hum ; Adventures / Sarah Blake (1984) -- If you don't know / Adam Falkner (1984) -- Small poems for big / Chinaka Hodge (1984) -- Stakes is high ; When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall, and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call ; Ars poetica in the mode of j-live Bonita applebum / Marcus Wicker (1984) -- Self portrait with gunshot verna
Summary: "This is the first anthology of poems by and for the hip-hop generation ... It includes more than four decades of poets and covers the birth to the now of hip-hop culture and music and style"--Page xv.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation.<br> <br> It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-City and Coast-to-Coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters.<br> <br> The BreakBeat Poets is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for.<br> <br> The BreakBeat Poets are the scribes recording and remixing a fuller spectrum of experience of what it means to be alive in this moment. The BreakBeat Poets are a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s), an undeniable body expanding the canon for the fresher.</p>

An (i)witness say he still had the mike in his hand / Randall Horton (1961) -- Turning the tables ; Wednesday poem / Joel Dias-Porter aka DJ Renegade (1962) -- An excerpt from Crank shaped notes / Thomas Sayers Ellis (1963) -- Mascot ; Crack house ; Seventy-first & King Drive / Quraysh Ali Lansana (1964) -- Duck, duck, redux ; Post-white / Evie Shockley (1965) -- Everything you wanted to know about hip hop but were afraid to be hipped for fear of being hopped ; The keepin' it real awards / Tony Medina (1966) -- Shit to write about ; Word to everything I love ; Writing about what you know / Willie Perdomo (1967) -- Agate / Mario (1967) -- Honorific or black boy to black boy ; Fast -- how I knew ; In defense of the code-switch or why you talk like that or why you gotta always be cussing / Roger Bonair-Agard (1968) -- Shine (for Joe Bataan) ; All night / Lynne Procope (1969) -- B-boy infinitives ; Kundiman ending on a theme from t la rock ; A note to Thomas Alva ; Ode to the cee-lo players / Patrick Rosal (1969) -- Untitled / Tracie Morris -- America's pastime / Jason Carney (1970) -- Who you callin' a jynx? (after mista popo) ; Damn right it's betta than yours ; Gamin' gabby -- / LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (1970) -- Hood / Mitchell L.H. Douglas (1970) -- Manifesto, or ars poetica #2 ; Preface to a twenty volume homicide note / Krista Franklin (1970) -- Beat boxing ; Robot music / Adrian Matejka (1971) -- mic check, 1-2 / Jessica Care Moore (1971) -- Ode to the crossfader ; 1989 ; Renegades of funk / John Murillo (1971) -- Stitches ; Pull down the earth ; This is a test / Francine J. Harris (1972) -- How to get over (senior to freshman) ; how to get over (for my niggas) ; how to get over (for Kanye) / T'ai Freedom Ford (1973) -- Break (rebirth) ; Break (sister) ; Break (embargo) / Suheir Hammad (1973) -- The world tells how the world ends ; Object / Marty McConnell (1973) -- Bronx bombers ; What I saw was not your funeral ; At my best / John Rodriguez (1973-2013) -- Paper bag poems ; Global warming blues ; Sunday ; Possible (for Amiri Baraka) / Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (1973) -- Hip hop analogies ; Switch / Tara Betts (1974) -- From all convulsions / Paolo Javier (1974) -- Quantum spit ; No homo ; Drop it like it's hottentot venus / Douglas Kearney (1974) -- A prayer fo mama Brenda Matthews (warrior brew) ; After an artis(t) talk / Avery R. Young (1974) -- The future / Lemon Andersen (1975) -- The message ; Astronomy (8th light) / Michael Cirelli (1975) -- The crossover ; Jewtown ; Molemen beat tapes ; White on the block / Kevin Coval (1975) -- Motherland / Jericho Brown (1976) -- When 12 play was on repeat ; Upon viewing the death of Basquiat ; nameless / Mahogany L Browne (1976) -- Elegy in gold ; Break / Aracelis Girmay (1977) -- Say my name ; Old ladies and dope boys ; These are the breaks / Idris Goodwin (1977) -- Corners / Enzo Silon Surin (1977) -- It's just begun / Mayda Del Valle (1978) -- Ciphers pt. 1 ; Vigil pt. 1 / Denizen Kane (1978) -- I have a drone / Paul Martinez Pompa -- Crews ; Slang ; O.P.P. / Kyle Dargan (1980) -- 100 bells ; Nocturne in need of a bitch ; Blossoms in the dark ; Self-portrait as slinky / Tarfia Faizullah (1980) -- Elegy for a trojan ; Ode to a star fig ; Ode to gentrification ; Ode to a killer whale / Samantha Thornhill (1980) -- Harbor / Aleshea Harris (1981) -- Evolution of my block ; Evolution of my profile ; GTA : San Andreas (or, 'Grove Street bitch!') / Jacob Saenz (1982) -- Bint ibrahim / Nadia Sulayman (1982) -- Ha ha hum ; Adventures / Sarah Blake (1984) -- If you don't know / Adam Falkner (1984) -- Small poems for big / Chinaka Hodge (1984) -- Stakes is high ; When I'm alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall, and in the back of my mind I hear my conscience call ; Ars poetica in the mode of j-live Bonita applebum / Marcus Wicker (1984) -- Self portrait with gunshot verna

"This is the first anthology of poems by and for the hip-hop generation ... It includes more than four decades of poets and covers the birth to the now of hip-hop culture and music and style"--Page xv.

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