Word warriors : 35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution / edited by Alix Olson ; foreword by Eve Ensler.

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...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Other Authors: Olson, Alix
Format: eBook
Published: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, ©2007.
Table of Contents:
  • Cast of Characters Your revolution / Sarah Jones
  • Wax poetic / Sarah Jones On sister spit Pigeon manifesto / Michelle Tea
  • Beautiful / Michelle Tea
  • Protegee We live up here / Lenelle Moise
  • Loch Ness monsters / Lenelle Moise
  • Lost and found Somewhere, over / Daphne Gottlieb
  • Death drive (a transfession) / Daphne Gottlieb
  • On Mothers and mothertongue I am from, third cycle / Natalie E. Illum
  • What we learn in one night / Natalie E. Illum
  • Lyrical Self-defense and the Reluctant Female Rapper Cellulite / Aya De Leon
  • Grito de Vieques / Aya De Leon
  • Mad Poet's Manifesto Revenge of the crazy wimmin / Leah Harris
  • Take refuge / Leah Harris
  • Dirtiest word you've ever heard Do the math / Meliza Banales
  • Generation / Meliza Banales
  • Slam Ma'am Sylvia Plath Sliver / Karen Garrabrant
  • Air Ego Balloon / Karen Garrabrant
  • Stumbling In Empress of sighs / Beth Lisick
  • Monkey girl / Beth Lisick
  • Page for a day Quick thank-you note to Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath / Genevieve Van Cleve
  • Altar call (I want Jesus back) / Genevieve Van Cleve
  • Making a name Motor oil queen / Cheryl Burke
  • Jones / Cheryl Burke
  • Choir is born Nothing generation / Katz
  • Taken in like oxygen / Katz
  • What I remember Herstory of my hips / C.C. Carter
  • Warning / C.C. Carter
  • Turn it down a notch Subtle sister / Alix Olson
  • That the protagonist is always a man / Alix Olson
  • In my own English First writing since / Suheir Hammad
  • Prayer band / Suheir Hammad
  • From inside Montana de oro / Rachel Kann
  • Titular / Rachel Kann
  • Body Sanctuary Book of Rules: a girl's guide to doing what you're told / Nomy Lamm
  • There's always this feeling like something's missing / Nomy Lamm
  • Shaking it off Andrew / Andrea Gibson
  • Blue blanket / Andrea Gibson
  • My longest relationship
  • Starfucking closer to home or what happens when you reach for the stars and they reach back / Thea Hillman
  • Miscarriage / Thea Hillman
  • We all leave something Ball and chain record store / Ellyn Maybe
  • Ellyn Maybe's dream / Ellyn Maybe
  • Ad-libbing Apology to Pangea / Tracie Morris
  • Las Brujitas / Tracie Morris
  • Working luck Lit (or to the scientist whom I'm not speaking to anymore) / Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
  • All I'd leave behind / Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
  • In other words God in you / Sini Anderson
  • Say more / Sini Anderson
  • In and out of spoken word American poem / Eileen Myles
  • Merk / Eileen Myles
  • Taco Shop tales Any closer to home and my heart will burst 2 / Lynne Procope
  • Butterfly nut house / Lynne Procope
  • You say you want a revolution Instructions for a body / Marty McConnell
  • Joan of Arc to the $2,000-an-hour woman / Marty McConnell
  • Spilling Ink Pussy Manifesto / Bitch
  • Red roof in / Bitch
  • Good Sista/Bad Sista Supa soul sistas / Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha
  • No you don't know me / Turiya Autry and Walidah Imarisha
  • Boy among weemon Knuckle sandwich / Lynn Breedlove
  • Breasticles / Lynn Breedlove
  • Poet for the people Cross-fire / StaceyAnn Chin
  • Poem for the Gay Games / StaceyAnn Chin
  • Exceeding expectations Sleeping sickness / Julia Serano
  • Vice versa / Julia Serano
  • Name-calling Asking for a heart attack / Patricia Smith
  • Building Nicole's mama / Patricia Smith.