Spoken word poetry has become, and is traditionally based on, activism. It's a tool utilized mostly by younger generations to express their opinions and tell their own stories. Spoken word is the poetry of people who have been repressed in some way; it has been an important aspect of the feminist, anti-war and anti-discrimination movements (among many others).
Tonight we'll feature works and stories from some amazing men and women of Spoken Word. Below are some links and videos to works and interviews from some of the artists that we'll be discussing on the show tonight:
Sonya Renee - What Women Deserve
Alix Olson - Cunt Cuntry
Lauren Zuniga - Girl:Exploded
Sunni Patterson - We Made It
AlJazeera's One on One : Suheir Hammad