12 Black Woman Spoken Word Poets Everyone Should Know
By For Harriet on July 02, 2014
Spoken word poetry has had varying levels of mainstream popularity over the past fifteen years. If you were like me, in the early 2000’s, you stayed up anxiously on Friday nights to watch Mos Def host a new episode of Def Poetry Jam on HBO. HBO’s showcase of performance poetry was so successful that it led to Def Poetry on Broadway and created legitimate stars of spoken word poets.Since then, performance poetry has continued to be an important art form for people who have something to say, want to say it beautifully, and want to ensure others hear them. . . .