Word Warriors

35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution

by Alix Olson,

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  • 9780786750726
Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts.

Editor Alix Olson (internationally touring spoken word artist-activist) brought together a variety of astounding spoken word artists for Word Warriors. Included in this collection are Patricia Smith and Eileen Myles, two of our most formidable spoken-word foremothers, Tony-award winners Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad and Staceyann Chin, recording artists Bitch and Lynn Breedlove from the dyke-punk band Tribe 8, award-winning writer Michelle Tea, and many more. These women join other amazing artists from many different backgrounds to create Word Warriors, a powerful and comprehensive collection of work from the best and brightest female spoken word artists today.
  • Basic Books; October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780786750726
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Word Warriors
  • Author: Alix Olson (ed.); Eve Ensler (other)
  • Imprint: Seal Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780786750726
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780786750726