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new exciting blog on the intersections of underground music and poetry

The poet and music critic Brian Howe has created a blog combining both his passions. Really interesting first post comparing hip hop to contemporary poetry in its expansiveness (not in the new formalist sense).

check it out:


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Brian said…
Thanks for the link Marcus, I'm adding to you mine momentarily. And I'm glad you picked up on the nuances of my point about hip-hop and poetry. I've often heard it said (by poets) that hip-hop is a form of modern poetry, which seems fine on the surface. But I always detect a note of underlying condescension, as if hip-hop has to be poetry before it can be of value. Hip-hop is not poetry, hip-hop is like poetry. But hip-hop is hip-hop. It doesn't need to be poetry to be valid.

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