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    • Slam poetry

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    • Spoken word

    • Spoken word is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice inflection. It is a 'catchall' that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and can include comedy routines and 'prose monologues'. Spoken wor ... Read »


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    • An Alternative To Loud Boats

    • An Alternative To Loud Boats was a Performance Art festival coinciding with the annual Seattle Seafair Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Races held in late July or early August. It was organized by Roberto Valenza and Phoebe Bosche who were also involved with Red Sky Poetry Theatre. In 1989, Cydney Gills of Arts Focus magazin ... Read »


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    • The Americans (commentary)

    • "The Americans" is a famous commentary by the late Canadian broadcaster Gordon Sinclair. Originally written for a regular broadcast on CFRB radio in Toronto on June 5, 1973, it became a media and public phenomenon. It was replayed several times a day by some United States radio stations and released as a hit audio reco ... Read »


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    • Apples and Snakes

    • Apples and Snakes

      Apples and Snakes, based at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, south-east London, is an organisation for performance poetry and the spoken word in England. It has been described as the main organisation promoting performance poetry in Britain. Set up in 1982 by a group of poets, the organisation has been "the development ... Read »


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    • Australiana (single)

    • Australiana (single)

      "Australiana" is a spoken-word comedy single by Austen Tayshus, written by Billy Birmingham and recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney, in 1983. It was only available on 12″. It is Australia's best-selling single ever and was the No. 1 single in Australia in 1983 for eight weeks, seven of them consecutive. The ... Read »


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    • Badilisha Poetry X-Change

    • Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a platform dedicated to showcasing poetry from Africa and the African Diaspora. The project came out of recognising the lack of documentation of African poets, on the African continent and in the rest of the world. Its aims are to fill this void as well as create a comprehensive global arch ... Read »


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    • The Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley

    • "The Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley" is a 1971 spoken word recording with vocals by Terry Nelson and music by pick-up group C-Company. The song is set to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". It offers a heroic description of Lieutenant William Calley, who in March 1971 was convicted of murdering Vietnamese ci ... Read »


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    • Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

    • Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

      Beyond The Border Wales International Storytelling Festival is a Wales-based international arts festival dedicated to celebrating the retelling of the world’s traditional stories. Begun in 1993, the festival is held every other year over the first weekend in July in the grounds of St Donat's Castle, on the Herita ... Read »


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    • Bowery Poetry Club

    • Bowery Poetry Club

      The Bowery Poetry Club was a New York City poetry performance space founded by Bob Holman in 2002 Located at 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston Streets in Manhattan's East Village, the BPC was a popular meeting place for artists and aspiring artists. The building was built in the 1850s as a lumber yard. Its las ... Read »


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    • The Call to Poetry

    • The Call to Poetry was a one-night performance art / international poetry gathering event held April 5, 2012 in Istanbul, near Taksim Square, widely promoted and heavily attended by international poets to celebrate the history of poetry with a dramatic reading of the world’s oldest love poem, which is housed in th ... Read »


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    • (Can You) Feel the Passion

    • (Can You) Feel the Passion

      "(Can You) Feel the Passion" is a 1991 rave-theme House song recorded, written, and produced by the American/British group Blue Pearl. The single is to date the act's best known song, which had better success in the United States, hitting No. 1 on both Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart and the UK Dance Chart in 199 ... Read »


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    • Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

    • The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word is an annual festival produced by Spoken Word Canada and planned by a local Festival Organizing Committee in each host city. The inaugural festival took place in Ottawa, Ontario in 2004 and was then known as the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics. CFSW has since become the flagship event ... Read »


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    • Dastangoi

    • Dastangoi is a 13th century Urdu oral storytelling art form.Hindavi Dastangoi invented by AmÄ«r Khusrow. The Persian style of dastangoi evolved in 16th century. This form of the art was revived in 2005 and thousands of shows have been performed in India and abrod since than. One of the earliest references in print to ... Read »


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    • Filk music

    • Filk music is a musical culture, genre, and community tied to science fiction/fantasy fandom and a type of fan labor. The genre has been active since the early 1950s, and played primarily since the mid-1970s. The term "filk" (originally a typographical error) predates 1955. (See also below.) It is used As Interf ... Read »


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    • Ghost in the Machine (artwork)

    • Ghost in the Machine, originally titled A Good House Is Hard to Find, is a 1981 performance created by American artist Linda Nishio. The work combines written and spoken text, slide projection and film, sound, sculpture, and the use of an assistant. She originally performed it at Franklin Furnace in New York City and p ... Read »


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    • Gorsedd

    • Gorsedd of Bards of the Isle of Britain
      Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain

      A gorsedd /ˈɡɔːrsɛð/ plural gorseddau, is a community or coming together of modern-day bards. The word is of Welsh origin, meaning "throne". It is often spelled gorsedh in Cornwall and goursez in Brittany, reflecting the spellings in the Cornish and Breton languages, respectively. When the term is us ... Read »


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    • Hunny Hunny

    • Hunny Hunny

      "Hunny Hunny"/"Chatterbox (Pt. 2)" is the twelfth single released by the American synthpop band Book of Love. The single is a double A-side single, and was released on September 23, 1993, as the second single from the band's fourth album Lovebubble. "Hunny Hunny" was written by band member Ted Ottaviano, and "Chatterb ... Read »


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    • Jazz poetry

    • Jazz poetry is poetry that "demonstrates jazz-like rhythm or the feel of improvisation". The genre also includes poems written about jazz music, musicians, or the jazz milieu. During the 1920s, several poets began to eschew the conventions of rhythm and style; among these were Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and E. E. Cumming ... Read »


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    • Max-Mo

    • Max-Mo is a unique impro jazz/ funk/poetry and spoken word collective based in Adelaide, South Australia. The group was formed in March 2009 by founding musicians Steve Matters (composer, keyboards, programmer, bassist, guitarist, trombonist), Andy Mills (drums & percussion), Derek Pascoe (tenor sax) and performers Mik ... Read »


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    • The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels

    • The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels is a group of occultists and performers including writer and magician Alan Moore, Bauhaus member David J, and musician Tim Perkins, who perform occult "workings" consisting of prose poetry set to music. Several of these "workings" have been released onto CD. It was ... Read »


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    • No Sex (In the Champagne Room)

    • "No Sex (in the Champagne Room)" is a comedic spoken word track released by Chris Rock on his 1999 album, Bigger & Blacker, with a background chorus sung by Gerald Levert. Intended as a parody of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", Rock gives one-line tidbits of advice purportedly aimed at "the GED c ... Read »


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    • Oral storytelling

    • Oral storytelling is an ancient and intimate tradition between the storyteller and their audience. The storyteller and the listeners are physically close, often seated together in a circular fashion. Through the telling of the story people become psychically close, developing a connection to one another through the com ... Read »


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    • Penned in the Margins

    • Penned in the Margins is an independent publisher and live literature producer. Based in London, it specialises in contemporary poetry and spoken word, but operates across all artforms. Since 2004 Penned in the Margins has produced and commissioned a diverse range of events, projects and productions: sell-out music an ... Read »


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    • Poet

    • Poet

      A poet is a person who writes poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience. The work of a poet is essentially one of communication, either expressing ideas in a literal sense, such as writing about a sp ... Read »


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    • Poetics

    • Poetics is the theory of literary forms and literary discourse. It may refer specifically to the theory of poetry, although some speakers use the term so broadly as to denote the concept of "theory" itself. The term "poetics" comes from the Greek ποιητικός poietikos "pertaining to poetry ... Read »


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    • Poetry

    • Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. Poetry has a long h ... Read »


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    • Poetry Slam, Inc.

    • Poetry Slam, Inc. (PSI) is a non-profit organization charged with overseeing the international coalition of poetry slams. Established in 1997, PSI is responsible for making poetry slam more visible and accessible to the world via its flagship events: National Poetry Slam (NPS), Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS), and ... Read »


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    • Puroslam

    • PuroSlam is the only nationally certified poetry slam operating in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Started in 1999 by Benjamin Ortiz, PuroSlam has earned a national reputation as one of the toughest, roughest, rowdiest poetry slams in the United States, bringing the exciting world of performance poetry to South Texas on a wee ... Read »


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    • Red Sky Poetry Theatre

    • Red Sky Poetry Theatre was the longest running live weekly poetry series and open mic in Seattle history. Don Wilsun, who previously co-founded Dogtown Poetry Theater with Joe Scozzy, was a driving force in the founding of Red Sky Poetry Theatre. Along with Joe Keppler, Tom Parson, who also started the Bumbershoot ... Read »


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    • So Get Up

    • So Get Up

      So Get Up, written and vocalized by Ithaka, also known as Ithaka Darin Pappas, is a 1993 spoken-word Electronic dance music vocal-poem more frequently credited to the Portuguese house music production duo Underground Sound of Lisbon and the German Trance music duo, Cosmic Gate. Ithaka Darin Pappas lived and recorded i ... Read »


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    • Sow (band)

    • Sow was the musical project of Anna Wildsmith, based in France. Raymond Watts, for a time Wildsmith's boyfriend, is also heavily involved in the production of Sow releases. Wildsmith has likewise appeared on numerous Pig albums, writing lyrics or performing vocals, such as the song "Cry Baby" from Genuine American Mons ... Read »


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    • The Spasm Band

    • The Spasm Band

      Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band were a band led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph. The band was formed in London in 2005 as an offshoot of his then novel-in-progress The African Origins of UFOs. The band's musical influences include Free Jazz, Afro-Caribbean funk, spoken word, soca, rapso, Calyp ... Read »


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    • Storytelling

    • Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling incl ... Read »


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    • This Is Acid

    • This Is Acid

      "This Is Acid," also known by its full title, "This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)", is a number one Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart single by Chicago house music DJ and record producer Maurice Joshua, who recorded the track under his first name "Maurice." It reached the top spot in April 1989 and stayed there for two ... Read »


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    • Three Hundred Words

    • "Three Hundred Words" is a poem that showcases a number of Roy Harper's literary techniques and characteristics. According to Harper's spoken introduction on his 1992 Live album, Born in Captivity II, (re-released in 1993 as Unhinged) "Three Hundred Words" was written for a benefit concert for Lancashire batsman, Grae ... Read »


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    • Urban Soundtracks

    • Paul Oakenfold produced Urban Soundtracks for pieces of classic and contemporary literature from late 1999 to 2002. They were aired by Galaxy FM in the UK. They were also aired on BBC Radio One at the same time. There were a total of 35 soundtrack audiobooks produced and aired over the Galaxy network during 1999-2002. ... Read »


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    • The Watts Prophets

    • The Watts Prophets are a group of musicians and poets from Watts, California, United States. Like their contemporaries The Last Poets, the group combined elements of jazz music and spoken-word performance, making the trio one that is often seen as a forerunner of contemporary hip-hop music. Formed in 1967, the group co ... Read »


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    • Wear Sunscreen

    • Wear Sunscreen

      "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young", commonly known by the title "Wear Sunscreen", is an essay written as a hypothetical commencement speech by columnist Mary Schmich, originally published in June 1997 in the Chicago Tribune. The essay, giving various pieces of advice on how to live a happier life a ... Read »


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    • What It Was, Was Football

    • What It Was, Was Football

      "What it Was, Was Football" is a monologue by comedian Andy Griffith. The monologue is a description of a college football game, as seen by a naive country preacher who attends the game by accident and is entirely puzzled by it. At the request of Andy Griffith, a 19-year-old, Milton Alderfer, recorded and produced the ... Read »


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