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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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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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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.

Breakbeat Poets Vol V Punk Poetry

Breakbeat Poets Vol V  Punk Poetry Book
Author : Hanif Abdurraqib,Tim Stafford,Jessica Hopper
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2022-03-08
ISBN : 9781642595710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Poems and prose that speak to the rebellion of punk music, past, present and future.

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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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.

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic Book
Author : Mahogany L. Browne,Jamila Woods,Idrissa Simmonds
Publisher : Unknown
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.

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 Book
Author : Felicia Chavez,José Olivarez,Willie Perdomo
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781642591293
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.

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.

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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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

Lineage of Rain

Lineage of Rain Book
Author : Janel Pineda
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2020-12-01
ISBN : 1642595284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this spellbinding debut, Los Angeles–born poet Janel Pineda sings of communal love and the diaspora and dreams for a liberated future. Lineage of Rain traces histories of Salvadoran migration and the US-sponsored civil war to reimagine trauma as a site for transformation and healing. With a scholar’s caliber, Pineda archives family memory, crafting a collection that centers intergenerational narratives through poems filled with a yearning to crystallize a new world—one unmarked by patriarchal violence. At their heart, many of these poems are an homage to women: love letters to mothers, sisters, and daughters. Lineage of Rain moves from los campos de El Salvador to the firework-laden streets of South Gate to the riverbanks of England. Pineda’s masterful stroke weaves together these seemingly disparate worlds, illustrating the complicated reality of living as a first-generation student. As the speaker navigates elitism and the violence of the English language, she lays bare their ties to power. And yet, these poems rebel through revel, asking: how do we hold each other tenderly in a world replete with pain and many forms of violence? With dreams made possible through collective struggle, Pineda returns us to the seeds from which we bloom: family, history, and community. All the while, this collection never fails to capture often overlooked moments of joy—the mundane yet monumental—showing the reader that the world we dream is already ours. Through Lineage of Rain, Pineda emerges as a seminal contributor to the canon of Central American diasporic writing.

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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“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

Mama Phife Represents

Mama Phife Represents Book
Author : Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-05
ISBN : 9781642594041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest in this intimate collection.

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 End of Chiraq

The End of Chiraq Book
Author : Javon Johnson,Kevin Coval
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 9780810137189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape is a collection of poems, rap lyrics, short stories, essays, interviews, and artwork about Chicago, the city that came to be known as "Chiraq" ("Chicago" + "Iraq"), and the people who live in its vibrant and occasionally violent neighborhoods. Tuned to the work of Chicago’s youth, especially the emerging artists and activists surrounding Young Chicago Authors, this literary mixtape unpacks the meanings of “Chiraq” as both a vexed term and a space of possibility. "Chiraq" has come to connote the violence—interpersonal and structural—that many Chicago youth regularly experience. But the contributors to The End of Chiraq show that Chicago is much more than Chiraq. Instead, they demonstrate how young people are thinking and mobilizing, engaged in a process of creating a new and safer world for themselves, their communities, and their city. In true mixtape fashion, the book is an exercise in "low end theory" that does not just include so-called underground and marginal voices, but foregrounds them. Edited by award-winning poets, writers, and teachers Javon Johnson and Kevin Coval, The End of Chiraq addresses head-on the troublesome relationship between Chicago and Chiraq and envisions a future in which both might be transformed.

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.

I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love the Most

I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love the Most Book
Author : Mahogany L. Browne
Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
Release : 2021-09-14
ISBN : 9781642595703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The long form poem is tethered in folklore and personal narrative, detailing the impact of the destructive mass incarceration system.

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 “Terrific . . . illuminates life in this country in a strikingly original way.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Public Library • Tordotcom 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.

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.

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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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.

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.