Urban Word NYC and Brave New Voices

November 18, 2010

In addition to Def Poetry Jam, Russell Simmons also produces the series Brave New Voices which hosts an annual international youth poetry slam festival.  One of my personal favorites, also an Urban Word NYC Grand Slam finalist, is B. Yung.  There are some great young poets featured at these events so definitely follow the leads on YouTube because there are a lot!

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Here's another one you all might like that my roomate, an education major, showed me.

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Also, for those of you who hate to love/love to hate Nicki Minaj...

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 Finally, since we’ve been talking a lot about poetry as a means of  and or/commentary on claiming/disowning language here’s a poem by Julian Curry on the word “Nigger.” (Disclaimer: I apologize if this is offensive to anyone.)

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