Slam/Spoken Word

Poetry began as part of an oral tradition, and the Beat and Negritude poets were devoted to the spoken and performed aspects of their poems. This interest was reborn through the rise of poetry slams across America in the 1990s.

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Emanuel Xavier Slam/Spoken Word, Contemporary
Saul Williams 1972- Slam/Spoken Word
Anne Waldman 1945- New York School, Slam/Spoken Word, Beat
Edwin Torres Contemporary, Slam/Spoken Word
Patricia Smith 1955- Slam/Spoken Word, Contemporary
Jeffrey McDaniel Slam/Spoken Word
Taylor Mali Slam/Spoken Word
Bob Holman 1948- Slam/Spoken Word
Allen Ginsberg 1926-1997 San Francisco Renaissance, Slam/Spoken Word, Beat
Andrea Gibson 1975- Slam/Spoken Word