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Video: Radical Spoken Word | Eleanor Goldfield

Political poetry intertwined with powerful activist art.

November 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: “Careful What You Ask For” by Jack McCarthy

Jack McCarthy (1939 – 2013) was an American writer and slam poet whose book, Say Goodnight, Grace Notes, was released in 2003 by EM Press. His work appeared in a … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: “Renegade” by Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest is the most exciting thing to happen to the English language in a long time.            

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Big Ugly Men” by Kate Tempest

In this wild poem, Gloria the Barmaid is trapped after hours in the bar with Clive and Spider.          

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: The Birth of the Spoken Word Demon

I’d been back in Washington for a month when, standing by the magazine racks at Tower Records, I spotted someone I knew on the cover of High Times. It was … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “The Ballad of Terry and Clive” by Kate Tempest

In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients.           … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest

Brand New Ancients:  the first of a three part series performed by spoken word artist Kate Tempest during a 2013 tour through England and ending in New York City.. Directed … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Accents” by Denice Frohman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtOXiNx4jgQ My Mom holds her accent like a shotgun, with two good hands her tongue all brass knuckled slipping in-between her lips, her hips are all laughter and wind clap ? She…

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rafeef Ziadah: “We Teach Life, Sir.”

Rafeef Ziadah is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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