Title: The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, ...
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
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
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.
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