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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

green eggs and slam (but I don't like slam!)

Is Slam in Danger of Going Soft? as it appeared in New York Times.

For the record, I don't much like slam poetry nor Mr. Smith. Slam does not translate into a book. It's good on DVD perhaps, or a CD. But on the page? I can't think of a single book by a slam artist that has been successful. Okay, maybe Saul Williams. Okay, that's one. Capturing performance on the page is extremely difficult.

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