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Somers-Willett How do slam poets and their audiences reflect the politics of difference? Description The cultural phenomenon known as slam poetry was born some twenty years ago in white working-class Chicago barrooms. Since then, the raucous competitions have spread internationally, launching a number of annual tournaments, inspiring a generation of young poets, and spawning a commercial empire in which poetry and hip-hop merge.
The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry is the first critical book to take an in-depth look 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 and at times exploit the politics of difference in American culture.
With a special focus on African American poets, Susan B. Somers-Willett explores the pros and cons of identity representation in the commercial arena of spoken word poetry and, in doing so, situates slam within a history of verse performance, from blackface minstrelsy to Def Poetry.
Rather than being mere reflections of culture, Somers-Willett argues, slams are culture—sites where identities and political values get publicly refigured and exchanged between poets and audiences.
Somers-Willett is a decade-long veteran of slam and teaches creative writing and poetics as an Assistant Professor of English at Montclair State University. She is the author of two books of poetry, Quiver and Roam.
The book is scholarly, but its interdisciplinary approach makes it appropriate for non-specialists and undergraduate students alike. I will definitely be assigning portions of this work the next time I teach slam poetry If Somers-Willett is right about the important cultural stakes of this poetry—and I wholeheartedly believe that she is—then literary scholars need to begin addressing these and other difficult questions.
We need to bring slam poetry into our classrooms, our critical studies, and, ultimately, our canons. In this way, the book represents a significant contribution to work on the politics of reception and performance. Somers-Willett offers both insight into slam poetry method and culture and a respectful yet critical analysis of the functions of slam poetry in the performance, commercial, and sociopolitical arenas.Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English This quotation succinctly represents the way in which the 18th- and 19th-century English Romantic poets viewed In Sin, Death and the Devil (), James Gillray caricatured the political battle between Pitt and Thurlow as a scene from Paradise Lost.
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The essays in this collection articulate vital political, aesthetic, and cultural topics of inquiry that remain in the shadows so long as literary and historical studies are rooted solely in the written and author-identified documents of polite society, omitting widely shared popular forms and traditions.