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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Is Slam Going Soft?

Slam poetry
was invited into the White House, and is the focus of the recent HBO documentary series “Brave New Voices.” But slam poetry-- at least acording to slam founder Marc Kelly Smith-- is supposed to be "a subversive, thumb-your-nose-at-authority movement."

The New York Times asks, Is Slam in Danger of Going Soft?

1 comment:

J.E. Stanley said...

Is Slam in Danger of Going Soft?

Not their White House performances, but

Mayda Del Valle (and Lemon):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EBkUX2g_mM

Jamaica Osorio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HFY1s2g070&feature=related

Joshua Bennett:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acd82qce4_g&feature=related

Cited...

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau