Bum Rush the Page A Def Poetry Jam

ISBN-10: 0609808400
ISBN-13: 9780609808405
Edition: 2001
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Description: Bum Rush the Pageis a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages,  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Bum Rush the Pageis a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is.” –Tony Medina, from the Introduction

Tony Medina is a key figure in the current spoken-word poetry scene. He is the author of several collections of poems. He lives in New York City.

Louis Reyes Rivera is a key figure in the current spoken-word poetry scene. He is the author of several collections of poems. He lives in New York City.

Born in Alabama, educated in New York City, Sanchez is a leading poet of the Black Arts Movement, whose poetry is written from political, economic, and social concerns as well as literary ones. Although her literary focus has been primarily to express her experience as an African American woman, Sanchez claims, "if you write from a black experience, you're writing from a universal experience as well." Sanchez's poems are direct, colloquial, and often militant. Many of her works are for children, such as her "poems for young brothas and sistuhs," as she puts it in It's a New Day (1971). Yet she also writes with tenderness about love. As academic interest in the voices of women and African Americans has intensified, critical interest in and acceptance of Sanchez's work has increased.

Foreword
Introduction
Invocation
We Have Been Believers
A Poet Is Not a Juke Box
Nommo
No Jive
failure of an invention
Building
The Disdirected
Blood I Say, Study Our Story, Sing This Song
The Way We Move
... And the Saga Continues
Bad Times
How to Do
Like a Dog
Lonely Women
On the Other Side
N
Her Scream Has Been Stolen
Crater Face
susu
An Asian Am Anthem
Scout
This Old Man
Afternoon Train
Beginning at the End: Capital/Capitol Punishment
Open Your Mouth--and Smile
A Chinese Man in Smyma
450 Years of Selective Memory (Smile)
the n-word
an open letter to the entertainment industry
Metropolitan Metaphysics
America Eats Its Young
laughin at cha
Rosa's Beauty
Overworked
Nintendo
Stealth-Pirates of Cyberia
The Death of Poetry
Last Visit to Chestnut Middle School
Learning to Drive at 32
Mr. BOOM BOOM Man
Road to the Presidency
For What It's Worth
Every Word Must Conjure
It's Called Kings
Billy
To Become Unconscious
Letter to an Unconceived Son
The Usual Suspects
Blooming Death ... Blossoms
What the Oracle Said
The U.S.A. Court of No Appeal
on the state-sanctioned murder of shaka sankofa
An Epistle to the Revolutionary Bible
Warrior Womb
Cowboynomics
Demockery
Executive Privilege
Question
georgia avenue, washington d.c.
A Palace of Mourners
Palestine
The Road from Khartoum
A Modern Love Poem
In Praise of the Seattle Coalition
Blood Is the Argument
Drums Drown Out the Sorrow
Amadou Diallo from Guinea to the Bronx Dead on Arrival
Another Scream
A Well-Bred Woman
Amadou
BLS
after diana died
Dudley Randall (1914-2000)
Hoodoo Whisper
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Glad All Over
Dancing after Sanchez
The 13th Letter
In Black Churches
For Gwendolyn Brooks
tonal embryology
Zizwe
All, Bomaye
Phyllis
Timbalero
Puente
Somalia
epitaph for Etheridge Knight
Farewell Queen Mother Moore
Palenque Queen by Habana's Shores
When the Definition of Madness Is Love
January Hangover
the hardest part about love
Lies We Tell Ourselves
8 ways of looking at pussy
Temporary Insanity
alone in belize
footprints
Big World Look Out
Bullet Hole Man: A Love Poem
Dreadlocks
Roots
Six Minutes Writing
Diner
Fullness
Wet Dream
foursomes
Wishing You
Shunning an Imperative
January 8, 1996
A Poem for You
Throbs for the Instructress
At the Frenchman's
Mata Hari Blues or Why I Will Never Be a Spy
Yellah
Extremes Ain't My Thing As Salaam Alaikum
13
rock candy
Love Jam
Cocaine Mad-Scream Article #33 LoveSong
We Whose Fathers Are Hidden
The Elders Are Gods
What the Dead Do
creation is a cycle
Birth
Daughter-to-Father Talk
Tattooing the Motherline
Our Fathers
Mama's Magic
Father's Day
Momma in Red
Wildlife
Chicago on the Day Brother Increases His Chances of Reaching Age 21
Lest We Forget
The African Burial Ground Called Tribeca
fatherless townships
Waiting for the Results of a Pregnancy Test
Sitting in the Doctor's Office the Next Day
Circa
Seed of Resistance
Cooking
Ben Hur
in 5th grade
Complected
Broken Ends Broken Promises
My Name's Not Rodriguez
Water from the Well
The Tragic Mulatto Is Neither
Beauty Is Moving Us Forward
I'm Sayin Though
beauty rituals 2000
Medusa
Stariette
exceptions
What the deal, son?
Plain Ole Brother Blues
Why I Be a Goddess
I'm the Man
Dare to Be Different
Thoughts from a Bar Stool
A Blue Black Pearl
runnin
conversations in the struggle
Harvest: A Line Drawing
joseph speaks to gericault in the studio
Entrancielo
New York Seizures
Hey Yo / Yo Soy!
Flying over America
It Was the Music That Made Us
I'm a Hip Hop Cheerleader
kill the dj
Ms. Cousins' Rap
all up in there
Doin'
The Trash Talker
Owed to Eminem
A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop
rapid transit
hold it steady
Conversation with Duke Ellington and Louis (Pops) Armstrong
For Lady and Prez
breath
The Flow
Bebop Trumpet
conjugation of the verb: to blow
The Creed of a Graffiti Writer
Sonido Ink(quieto)
because I am it's a race thing trip
Grasshopper
Grace
The Low End
rep/resent
2G (Another Millennium Poem)
enter(f*#@ckin)tained
Children of the Word
Motherseed
Wake Up, My Little Pretties
nommo: how we come to speak
spaNglisH
New Boogaloo
Mi Negrito
News of the World
Much of Your Poetry Is Beautiful
Ginsberg
In Bed with James Tate
soulgroovin ditty #7
Sundays
To Aretha Franklin from Sparkle
Lumumba Blues
All the shoes are shined and the cotton is picked
In this day age
The Trouble I've Seen
Having Lost My Son, I Confront the Wreckage
Bensonhurst
For Michael Griffith, Murdered Dec. 21, 1986, Howard Beach, NY
Lift Every Fist and Swing
TV Dinner
Bluesman
We're Not Well Here
Nickel Wine and Deep Kisses
The Coward
Strip
Sex
enemies
American Poetry
So Many Books, So Little Time
How to Be a Street Poet
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash
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The Tradition
There It Is
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