Stock Image

The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America

Somers-Willett, Susan

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472070592 / ISBN 13: 9780472070596
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 71.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, ...

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


The cultural phenomenon known as slam poetry was born years ago in white working-class Chicago barrooms. This title looks at slam, shedding light on the relationships that slam poets build with their audiences through race and identity performance, and revealing how poets come to celebrate the politics of difference in American culture. Num Pages: 224 pages, 4 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2AB; DSBH; DSC. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 243 x 156 x 20. Weight in Grams: 446. . 2009. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780472070596

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.24 avg rating
(21 ratings)


How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference?

About the Author: Susan B. A. Somers-Willett is a decade-long veteran of slam and holds a PhD in American Literature and an MA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Texas and is the author of two books of poetry, Quiver and Roam.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.