The BreakBeat Poets

The BreakBeat Poets
Author: Kevin Coval,Quraysh Ali Lansana,Nate Marshall
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-13
ISBN 10: 1608464504
ISBN 13: 9781608464500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The BreakBeat Poets Book Review:

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
Author: Felicia Chavez,José Olivarez,Willie Perdomo
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 164259198X
ISBN 13: 9781642591989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 Book Review:

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
Author: Jamila Woods,Mahogany L. Browne,Idrissa Simmonds
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN 10: 1608468704
ISBN 13: 9781608468706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2 Book Review:

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

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4
Author: Felicia Chavez,José Olivarez,Willie Perdomo
Publsiher: Breakbeat Poets
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781642591293
ISBN 13: 1642591297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breakbeat Poets Vol 4 Book Review:

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 3

The BreakBeat Poets Vol  3
Author: Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 160846606X
ISBN 13: 9781608466061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The BreakBeat Poets Vol 3 Book Review:

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
Author: Mahogany L. Browne,Jamila Woods,Idrissa Simmonds
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781608468577
ISBN 13: 1608468577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Girl Magic Book Review:

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

Citizen Illegal

Citizen Illegal
Author: José Olivarez
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1608469557
ISBN 13: 9781608469550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Illegal Book Review:

“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

Halal If You Hear Me

Halal If You Hear Me
Author: Fatimah Asghar,Safia Elhillo
Publsiher: BreakBeat Poets
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781608466047
ISBN 13: 1608466043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halal If You Hear Me Book Review:

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

A People s History of Chicago

A People s History of Chicago
Author: Kevin Coval
Publsiher: Breakbeat Poets
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 9781608466719
ISBN 13: 160846671X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of Chicago Book Review:

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

Commando

Commando
Author: E'mon Lauren
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 1608469441
ISBN 13: 9781608469444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commando Book Review:

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.

Wild Hundreds

Wild Hundreds
Author: Nate Marshall
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 0822981084
ISBN 13: 9780822981084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Hundreds Book Review:

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.

Build Yourself a Boat

Build Yourself a Boat
Author: Camonghne Felix
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 9781608466115
ISBN 13: 1608466116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Yourself a Boat Book Review:

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

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go
Author: Kevin Coval
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1642590835
ISBN 13: 9781642590838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything Must Go Book Review:

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

Black Queer Hoe

Black Queer Hoe
Author: Britteney Black Rose Kapri
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1608469530
ISBN 13: 9781608469536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Queer Hoe Book Review:

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

Can I Kick It

Can I Kick It
Author: Idris Goodwin
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1642590843
ISBN 13: 9781642590845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can I Kick It Book Review:

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

Mama Phife Represents

Mama Phife Represents
Author: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781642594041
ISBN 13: 1642594040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama Phife Represents Book Review:

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.

Breakbeat Poets Vol V Punk Poetry

Breakbeat Poets Vol V  Punk Poetry
Author: Hanif Abdurraqib,Tim Stafford,Jessica Hopper
Publsiher: Breakbeat Poets
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 9781642595710
ISBN 13: 1642595713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakbeat Poets Vol V Punk Poetry Book Review:

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

Finna

Finna
Author: Nate Marshall
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0593132467
ISBN 13: 9780593132463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finna Book Review:

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.

Schtick

Schtick
Author: Kevin Coval
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1608462889
ISBN 13: 9781608462889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schtick Book Review:

Schtick is a tale of Jewish assimilation and its discontents: a sweeping exposition on Jewish American culture in all its bawdy, contradictory, inventive glory. Exploring—in his own family and in culture and politics at large—how Jews have shed their minority status in the United States, poet Kevin Coval shows us a people’s transformation out of diaspora, landing on both sides of the color line.

Too Much Midnight

Too Much Midnight
Author: Krista Franklin
Publsiher: Breakbeat Poets
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781642591309
ISBN 13: 1642591300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Much Midnight Book Review:

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.