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1. Spoken aloud, especially in performance: spoken-word poetry.
2. Performing or involving a performance of the spoken word: "Whenever [a newspaper] covers the poetry world, you can bet you will find spoken-word and street poets railing against the prudishness of the 'academic poets'" (Maureen McLane).
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He is arguably one of the most recognizable spoken-word poets and has won several national poetry-slam competitions.
Very special guests for the evening are Colourblind, thought provoking spoken-word poetry from this young collective fresh out of Excelsior School.
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One of them involved Youth Slam, a global spoken-word poetry movement.
Now, what seems to be getting more of a buzz is not just her presentation of what customers receive when purchasing her book, but the free spoken-word poetry CD that comes inside of the package.
It gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s through "poetry slams," in which spoken-word artists would square off in on-stage duels.
"We thought it might suit Ian Rankin to do a spoken-word piece over the top of it.
A fixture in the New York City spoken-word scene and well-known from her appearances on HBO's Def Poetry Jam series, La Bruja's varied talents as an artist, actor and activist are brought to the fore in Brujalicious' mix of spoken-word and hip-hop over traditional 4/4 and reggaeton beats.
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