The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

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    Kevin Coval, Nate Marshall, Quraysh Ali Lansana

    Publisher: Haymarket Books

    Year: 2015

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 376 pages

    ISBN: 9781608463954


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A first-of-its-kind anthology of hip-hop poetica written for and by the people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book Details

Author: Kevin Coval
Author: Quraysh Ali Lansana
Author: Nate Marshall
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781608463954
Size: 376 pages
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Year: 2015

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