Word Warriors 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution

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  • Copyright: 2007-10-05
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts.

Table of Contents

Sarah Jones: Cast of Charactersp. 1
Your revolution
Wax poetic
Michelle Tea: On Sister Spitp. 13
Pigeon Manifesto
The Beautiful
Lenelle Moise: Protegeep. 29
We live up here
Loch Ness monsters
Daphne Gottlieb: Lost and Foundp. 43
Somewhere, over
Death drive (a transfession)
Natalie E. Illum: On Mothers and mothertonguep. 55
I am from, third cycle
What we learn in one night
Aya De Leon: Lyrical Self-defense and the Reluctant Female Rapperp. 63
Grito de Vieques
Leah Harris: A Mad Poet's Manifestop. 73
Revenge of the crazy wimmin
Take refuge
Meliza Banales: The Dirtiest Word You've Ever Heardp. 87
Do the Math
Karen Garrabrant: Slam Ma'amp. 98
A Sylvia Plath Sliver
Air Ego Balloon
Beth Lisick: Stumbling Inp. 111
Empress of Sighs
Monkey Girl
Genevieve Van Cleve: Page for a Dayp. 121
A Quick Thank-You Note to Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath
Altar Call (I Want Jesus Back)
Cheryl Burke: Making a Namep. 132
Motor Oil Queen
Katz: A Choir is Bornp. 144
Nothing Generation
Taken in Like Oxygen
C. C. Carter: What I Rememberp. 154
The Herstory of My Hips
Alix Olson: Turn it Down a Notchp. 166
Subtle Sister
That the Protagonist Is Always a Man
Suheir Hammad: In My Own Englishp. 176
First Writing Since
A prayer band
Rachel Kann: From Insidep. 193
Montana de oro
Nomy Lamm: Body Sanctuaryp. 204
Book of Rules: A Girl's Guide to Doing What You're Told
There's always this feeling like something's missing
Andrea Gibson: Shaking It Offp. 215
Blue Blanket
Thea Hillman: My Longest Relationshipp. 226
Starfucking Closer to Home or What Happens
When You Reach for the Stars and They Reach Back Miscarriage
Ellyn Maybe: We All Leave Somethingp. 237
Ball and Chain Record Store
Ellyn May be's Dream
Tracie Morris: Ad-libbingp. 256
Apology to Pangea
Las Brujitas
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz: Working Luckp. 265
Lit (Or to the Scientist Whom I'm Not Speaking To Anymore)
All I'd Leave Behind
Sini Anderson: In Other Wordsp. 277
"God in You"
Say More
Eileen Myles: In and Out of Spoken Wordp. 287
An American Poem
Lynne Procope: Taco Shop Talesp. 301
Any closer to home and my heart will burst 2
Butterfly Nut House
Marty McConnell: You Say You Want a Revolutionp. 313
Instructions for a body
Joan of Arc to the $2,000-an-hour woman
Bitch: Spilling Inkp. 323
Pussy Manifesto
Red Roof In
Turiya Autry And Walidah Imarisha: Good Sista/Bad Sistap. 331
Supa Soul Sistas
No You Don't Know Me
Lynn Breedlove: A Boy Among Weemoonp. 351
Knuckle Sandwich
Staceyann Chin: Poet for the Peoplep. 361
Poem for the Gay Games
Julia Serano: Exceeding Expectationsp. 374
Sleeping sickness
Vice versa
Patricia Smith: Name-Callingp. 386
Asking for a Heart Attack
Building Nicole's Mama
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