The BreakBeat Poets Book PDF

The BreakBeat Poets

  • Author : Kevin Coval
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-13
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781608464500

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The BreakBeat Poets 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 Book PDF

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4

  • Author : Felicia Chavez
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781642591989

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The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 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 Book PDF

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2

  • Author : Jamila Woods
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-23
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781608468706

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The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2 Book Description :

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

The BreakBeat Poets Book PDF

The BreakBeat Poets

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OCLC:1160181231

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The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 Book PDF

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4

  • Author : Felicia Chavez
  • Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 1642591297

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The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 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 Book PDF

Halal If You Hear Me

  • Author : Fatimah Asghar
  • Publisher : BreakBeat Poets
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre : American poetry
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1608466043

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Halal If You Hear Me Book Description :

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

Black Girl Magic Book PDF

Black Girl Magic

  • Author : Mahogany L. Browne
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781250300713

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Black Girl Magic Book Description :

Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be here Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls. She has travelled the world sharing her vision of Black Girl Magic, and now in collaboration with artist Jess X. Snow, presents her acclaimed tribute in a visual form. Black Girl Magic is a journey from girlhood to womanhood and an invitation to readers to find magic in themselves.

The BreakBeat Poets Vol  3 Book PDF

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 3

  • Author : Fatimah Asghar
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781608466061

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The BreakBeat Poets Vol 3 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.

If God Is a Virus Book PDF

If God Is a Virus

  • Author : Seema Yasmin
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781642594805

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If God Is a Virus Book Description :

Based on original reporting from West Africa and the United States, and the poet 's experiences as a doctor and journalist, If God Is A Virus charts the course of the largest and deadliest Ebola epidemic in history, telling the stories of Ebola survivors, outbreak responders, journalists and the virus itself. Documentary poems explore which human lives are valued, how editorial decisions are weighed, what role the aid industrial complex plays in crises, and how medical myths and rumor can travel faster than microbes. These poems also give voice to the virus. Eight percent of the human genome is inherited from viruses and the human placenta would not exist without a gene descended from a virus. If God Is A Virus reimagines viruses as givers of life and even authors of a viral-human self-help book.

Lineage of Rain Book PDF

Lineage of Rain

  • Author : Janel Pineda
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781642595284

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Lineage of Rain Book Description :

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.

Commando Book PDF

Commando

  • Author : E'mon Lauren
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781608469444

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Commando 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.

Can I Kick It  Book PDF

Can I Kick It

  • Author : Idris Goodwin
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781642590845

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Can I Kick It 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.

Everything Must Go Book PDF

Everything Must Go

  • Author : Kevin Coval
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781642590838

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Everything Must Go 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

Build Yourself a Boat Book PDF

Build Yourself a Boat

  • Author : Camonghne Felix
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781608466146

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Build Yourself a Boat Book Description :

2019 National Book Award Longlist “With Build Yourself a Boat, Camonghne Felix heralds a thrillingly new form of storytelling.” —Morgan Parker, author of Magical Negro This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.

Human Highlight Book PDF

Human Highlight

  • Author : Kevin Coval
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781608469833

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Human Highlight Book Description :

In 1988, Dominque Wilkins & Michael Jordan squared off in Chicago for the most epic dunk contest in the history of the sport. 30 years later, poets & playwrights, Idris Goodwin & Kevin Coval, long-time collaborators, pay homage to the slam dunk, the anniversary of contest & to the moment & to the sport that changed culture in America & around the globe. Human Highlight: An Ode to Dominique Wilkins is a celebration of creativity, improvisation & the beauty & power in the game of basketball.

Citizen Illegal Book PDF

Citizen Illegal

  • Author : José Olivarez
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781608469550

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Citizen Illegal 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 Queer Hoe Book PDF

Black Queer Hoe

  • Author : Britteney Black Rose Kapri
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9781608469536

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Black Queer Hoe Book Description :

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

These Are The Breaks Book PDF

These Are The Breaks

  • Author : Idris Goodwin
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2010-08-13
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781935904151

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These Are The Breaks Book Description :

These Are The Breaks is the debut essay collection of NEA award-winning playwright, HBO Def Poet, and critically acclaimed “indie” rapper, Idris Goodwin. Diverse in scope and wickedly satirical, Goodwin’s poetic essays sample race, class, and culture, transcending the page with hip-hop musicality. A rhythmic blend of biting wit and break-beat poetry, Goodwin’s prose pulses with purpose. Remixing broken dreams and distorted legacies, Goodwin cross-fades past and present, personal and political: Motown’s last vinyl factory juxtaposes against Bronx rap legends battling in open-air arenas; Chicago’s Public School system contrasts against Santa Fe’s tourism industry; an Egyptian child drowns in the Dead Sea as Nat Turner sprints across Death Valley. These Are The Breaks is the literary mixtape of our cacophonous times. These Are The Breaks creates a new literature entirely fresh, authentic and important. Essays from one of hip-hop’s deftest public intellectuals contributing to the fields of prose, creative memoir, race theory, and music history. -Kevin Coval, “Slingshots (A Hip-Hop Poetica) Street smart, culturally sophisticated, ironic, and iconoclastic Idris Goodwin is one of the most talented and multifaceted young artists working today. His work, like the best art practices, helps us to see what we thought was obvious in a new and different way. -Calvin Forbes, “The Shine Poems,” (A) refreshing... powerful and down-to-earth voice. -National Public Radio

Wild Hundreds Book PDF

Wild Hundreds

  • Author : Nate Marshall
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780822981084

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Wild Hundreds Book Description :

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.