by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors) - £14.99 Haymarket Books (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781608463954 | ISBN 10: 1608463958
Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. 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. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It 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.
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In booklists: Poetry and Writing Anthologies, Rap and Hip Hop, Black and Asian Poets, World Poetry - North America and Canada, In categories: Poetry & Writing, Music & Performing Arts, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, World - North America,