The BreakBeat Poets

The BreakBeat Poets


  • Author: Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana & Nate Marshall
  • Release Date : 2015-04-13
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 3336774 Bytes


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 Vol. 2

The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2


  • Author: Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne & Idrissa Simmonds
  • Release Date : 2018-03-23
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 8663648 Bytes


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

The BreakBeat Poets

The BreakBeat Poets


  • Author : Kevin Coval
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-13
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608464500


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 fo...

The BreakBeat Poets Vol  2

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2


  • Author : Jamila Woods
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-23
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608468706


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....

LatiNext

LatiNext


  • Author : Felicia Chavez
  • Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1642592196


LatiNext 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  4

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4


  • Author : Felicia Chavez
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642591989


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

Halal If You Hear Me


  • Author : Fatimah Asghar
  • Publisher : Breakbeat Poets
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608466086


Halal If You Hear Me 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


  • Author : Fatimah Asghar
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608466061


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 holdin...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic


  • Author : Mahogany L. Browne
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: POETRY
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1608468577


Black Girl Magic Book Description :

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

Citizen Illegal
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Citizen Illegal


  • Author : José Olivarez
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608469550


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 fo...

Everything Must Go
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Everything Must Go


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


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 ...

Wild Hundreds

Wild Hundreds


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


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....