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The BreakBeat Poets

The BreakBeat Poets Book
Author : Kevin Coval,Quraysh Ali Lansana,Nate Marshall
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2015-04-13
ISBN : 1608464504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4

The Breakbeat Poets Vol  4 Book
Author : Felicia Chavez,José Olivarez,Willie Perdomo
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 164259198X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat Poets anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what's next.

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2

The BreakBeat Poets Vol  2 Book
Author : Jamila Woods,Mahogany L. Browne,Idrissa Simmonds
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2018-03-23
ISBN : 1608468704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A BreakBeat Poets anthology, Black Girl Magic celebrates and canonizes the words of Black women across the diaspora.

LatiNext

LatiNext Book
Author : Felicia Chavez,José Olivarez,Willie Perdomo
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781642592191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat Poets anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what's next.

Halal If You Hear Me

Halal If You Hear Me Book
Author : Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo
Publisher : BreakBeat Poets
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 9781608466047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A BreakBeat Poets anthology of writings by Muslims who are women, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 3

The BreakBeat Poets Vol  3 Book
Author : Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 160846606X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

We live in an Islamophobic world, where Muslim people are constantly under attack, and must prove their innocence when they’ve not even committed a crime. We also live in a world of rigid gender roles and gender violence, where women, gender non-conforming and trans people are victims of violence, and have their gender expressions, freedoms, and desires policed. There’s pressure from both Muslims and non-Muslims to fit into severe stereotypes of Muslim identity and the ways in which it is acceptable to be Muslim. The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me is a celebration of intersectional identity that dispels the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim, particularly for women, gender non-conforming, and trans people. In holding space for multiple intersecting identities, the anthology celebrates and protects those identities.

Citizen Illegal

Citizen Illegal Book
Author : José Olivarez
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2018-09-04
ISBN : 1608469557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

“Olivarez steps into the ‘inbetween’ standing between Mexico and America in these compelling, emotional poems. Written with humor and sincerity” (Newsweek). Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek and NPR. In this “devastating debut” (Publishers Weekly), poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out of life in the in-between. Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in, with a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch. “The son of Mexican immigrants, Olivarez celebrates his Mexican-American identity and examines how those two sides conflict in a striking collection of poems.” —USA Today

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic Book
Author : Mahogany L. Browne,Jamila Woods,Idrissa Simmonds
Publisher :
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781608468577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A BreakBeat Poets anthology to celebrate and canonize the words of Black women across the diaspora.

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go Book
Author : Kevin Coval
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 1642590835
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A unique artistic tribute to a Chicago neighborhood lost to gentrification: “Kevin Coval made me understand what it is to be a poet” (Chance the Rapper, Grammy winner and activist). Everything Must Go is an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel, a collaboration between poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston. The book celebrates Chicago’s Wicker Park in the late 1990s, Coval’s home as a young artist, the ancestral neighborhood of his forebears, and a vibrant enclave populated by colorful characters. Allston’s illustrations honor the neighborhood as it once was, before gentrification remade it. The book excavates and mourns that which has been lost in transition and serves as a template for understanding the process of displacement and reinvention currently reshaping American cities. “Chicago’s unofficial poet laureate.” —NPR

A People s History of Chicago

A People s History of Chicago Book
Author : Kevin Coval
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2017-03-28
ISBN : 9781608466719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.

Can I Kick It

Can I Kick It  Book
Author : Idris Goodwin
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 1642590843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Award-winning poet and playwright Idris Goodwin interrogates and remixes our cultural past in order to make sense of our present and potential futures.

Build Yourself a Boat

Build Yourself a Boat Book
Author : Camonghne Felix
Publisher :
Release : 2019-04-23
ISBN : 9781608466115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of poems that "redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory"--Back cover.

Commando

Commando Book
Author : E'mon Lauren
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2017-10-01
ISBN : 1608469441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

E’mon Lauren’s poems take artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago’s Southside and Westside to create a manifesto of survival and growth. These poems from Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate grapple with sexism, racism, love, and class with a style that announces Lauren as a poet to watch. Commando is an aesthetic stick up, hallelujahs in a handbag with a handgun. The first collection from the city's first youth poet laureate is a manifesto for a solider at war.

Too Much Midnight

Too Much Midnight Book
Author : Krista Franklin
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 9781642591309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Krista Franklin draws on Pan African histories, Black Surrealism, Afrofuturism, pop culture, art history, and the historical and present-day micro-to-macro violence inflicted upon Black people and other people of color, working to forge imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions of liberation. Featuring 30 poems, 30 artworks, an author statement and an interview,Too Much Midnight chronicles the intersections between art and life, art and writing, the historical and the speculative, cultural and personal identity, the magical and the mundane.

Wild Hundreds

Wild Hundreds Book
Author : Nate Marshall
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN : 0822981084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner, 2017 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award (poetry category) Winner, 2016 BCALA Literary Award (poetry category) Winner of the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards (poetry category) Wild Hundreds is a long love song to Chicago. The book celebrates the people, culture, and places often left out of the civic discourse and the travel guides. Wild Hundreds is a book that displays the beauty of black survival and mourns the tragedy of black death.

Black Queer Hoe

Black Queer Hoe Book
Author : Britteney Black Rose Kapri
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 1608469530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From an award-winning and “stunningly talented” writer, reflections on the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation (Samantha Irby, New York Times–bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life). Women’s sexuality is often used as a weapon against them. In this refreshing, unapologetic debut, award-winning performance poet and playwright Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power in a world that refuses black queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries. Black Queer Hoe is a powerful intervention into important and ongoing conversations. “In a debut crackling with energy, honesty, and wit, Kapri moves to reclaim elements of language surrounding women’s sexuality, especially that of black women . . . Kapri assails the ways social norms are routinely used to blame girls and women for the moral failures of boys and men. Embracing the intimacy of a confessional and the sting of a viral tweet, Kapri unabashedly celebrates the various facets of her self and refuses to serve as anyone’s martyr.” —Publishers Weekly

This Is Modern Art

This Is Modern Art Book
Author : Kevin Coval,Idris Goodwin
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2016-09-19
ISBN : 1608466639
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, "Where does art belong?" Kevin Coval is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives, the American Library Association "Book of the Year" Finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets. Idris Goodwin is a playwright, spoken-word performer, and essayist recognized across mediums by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.

Finna

Finna Book
Author : Nate Marshall
Publisher : One World
Release : 2020-08-11
ISBN : 0593132467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy Definition of finna, created by the author: fin·na /ˈfinə/ contraction: (1) going to; intending to [rooted in African American Vernacular English] (2) eye dialect spelling of “fixing to” (3) Black possibility; Black futurity; Blackness as tomorrow These poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy, and the use of the Black vernacular in America’s vast reserve of racial and gendered epithets. Finna explores the erasure of peoples in the American narrative; asks how gendered language can provoke violence; and finally, how the Black vernacular, expands our notions of possibility, giving us a new language of hope: nothing about our people is romantic & it shouldn’t be. our people deserve poetry without meter. we deserve our own jagged rhythm & our own uneven walk towards sun. you make happening happen. we happen to love. this is our greatest action.

Throwing the Crown

Throwing the Crown Book
Author : Jacob Saenz
Publisher : Apr Honickman 1st Book Prize
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN : 9780983300861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Saenz's debut collection honestly examines the vulnerability of growing up in a neighborhood punctured by gang culture and hyper-masculinity.

Graphite

Graphite Book
Author : Patricia Frazier
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2018-07-31
ISBN : 9781642590005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Patricia Frazier's Graphite is an ode to her grandmother and childhood home, the Ida B. Wells Projects, both which the poet lost to city- and state-sanctioned discrimination. The chapbook investigates loss and gentrification, particularly their effects on black young people from Chicago, whose political movement, resilience, and ability to make celebration after pain, drive these poems.