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Self-Expression Through The Spoken Word
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The Poetry Lounge
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The Poetry Lounge: Self-Expression Through The Spoken Word is a free, multicultural open-forum for self-expression, inspiring young people to find their own voice and let it be heard. Hosted by award-winning Def Poets Shihan and Poetri, the "Lounge" has become the largest weekly open mic forum in the country, and was one of the inspirations for Russell Simmons' 2003 Tony-winning show, Def Poetry Jam. Taken from a recent Poetry Lounge event, this program features 2004 National Slam Champions, performing their work and sharing their inspiration. Learn the fundamentals of writing and performing "spoken word" poetry from some of the most accomplished poets of the movement.

*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The soul of poetry is evident here, which is why this title--filled with terrific performances by some of the country's best talent--is excellent for introducing verse to teens and young adults. *- Video Librarian

A moving and inspiring title for public and school libraries. - School Library Journal

RECOMMENDED. They speak eloquently of the healing power of this form of self-expression and offer encouragement to aspiring young poets. - Educational Media Reviews Online

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