Spoken Word Workbook: Inspiration from Poets who Teach (2011)


Publisher: Banff Centre Press; 1st edition (2011)
ISBN: 978-1894773409


The Spoken Word Workbook: Inspiration from Poets Who Teach is a play-space where the audience becomes the artist and artist becomes the audience. The title features interactive exercises from seventeen professional spoken word artists. This unique project is ground-breaking and timely as a poetry and spoken word learning tool. The artists include José Acquelin (Montréal), bill bissett (Toronto), Regie Cabico (Washington DC), George Elliott Clarke (Toronto), Ian Ferrier (Montréal), John Giorno (NYC), Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer (Saskatoon), Bob Holman (New York City), Kaie Kellough (Montréal), Shane Koyczan (Penticton), Billeh Nickerson (Vancouver), Hilary Peach (Gabriola Island), Robert Priest (Toronto), Steven Ross Smith (Banff), Anne Waldman (New York City), Sheri-D Wilson (Calgary) and d’bi young (Toronto).


Sheri-D Wilson’s The Spoken Word Workbook: Inspiration from Poets Who Teach collects the stories, advice and suggested skill-building exercises from some of North America’s (and the world’s) most successful practitioners of spoken word poetry. …If you’ve ever had questions you were afraid to ask–What the hell is sound poetry? How can I become a better performer? Do I have to be political?–this is a good place for answers.
Alberta Views

As Sheri-D Wilson says in her introduction: “Poetry has moved back to its roots, or its oral origin, and thus this new form has returned the voice of the people to the people.” The Spoken Word Workbook is a marvelous celebration of life, writing, performance and an invitation to write and perform your own work. There’s a magnificent array of poet-teachers inviting you in and cheering you on from the pages of this book.
Mary Ann Moore, Story Circle Book Reviews

Additional information

Weight .726 kg
Dimensions 18.5 × 1.5 × 22.9 cm