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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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For the third time, Staple and Perk Bakery on Eco Plaza Building serves as the venue for SPEAK, a spoken-word affair where an assortment of people recites their poems for a minimum of two minutes before a live audience.
Emirati spoken-word poet Afra Atiq ( @a_afra )was born in Dubai and is one of an emerging group of Emirati spoken-word poets.
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.
But mostly the afternoon session was a time to honor the classical, world music, reggae and spoken-word artists, rappers and gospel singers who wouldn't be part of the evening televised show.
Whether at a political forum or supporting another artist such as Amiri Baraka or Sonia Sanchez, or demonstrating his verbal skills (which prefigured rap) to upcoming spoken-word folks on Def Poetry Jam, Oscar was ubiquitous.
The aesthetics of today built on the aesthetics of yesterday"--that's how Crossroads Theatre artistic director Ricardo Khan describes History of the Word, a cross-cultural spoken-word performance that fuses hip-hop rhythms and original poetry with the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
Compiled by Marc Dachy, this spoken-word anthology begins with the ghostly voice of Apollinaire declaiming his poem "Le Pont Mirabeau" in 1912 and ends with Caetano Veloso performing the Brazilian poet de Campos's work in the late '70s.
spoken-word recordings) as analog sine waves, much like the traces on an oscilloscope.
Moon started the label in 1991 to produce "wordcore," intense spoken-word performances.
Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian gives voice to her unforgettable story and performs her extraordinary songs in this landmark spoken-word performance
Following a win in the children's spoken-word category as a narrator on ``Prokiev: Peter and the Wolf,'' he is in the running this year for best spoken-word recording for his autobiography, ``My Life.