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DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 3 December 20, 2013: Before we jump back in, last night was Zook's funeral.  Taking the A train to Utica, I am reminded that Boys and Girls High School was where the African Street Festival took place for many years.  If you were to walk towards Bergen and Buffalo, you would get to a row of old houses that were part of Weeksville, an old neighborhood founded by [...] by

DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 2 December 19, 2013: And the saga continues… Part 1 is here. 5. Walt Whitman wrote about the streets so does this make him hip-hop? I’m being an ass here but there is a point I am making.  And if so, would his inability to freestyle be read as inauthentic hip-hop poetry?  Or is this absolutely bogus…of course he could freestyle! He was a civil war [...] by

DWYCK: a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 1 December 18, 2013: On December 12, an old creative ally passed away suddenly.  A brilliant MC, a thoughtful poet, a visual artist, a jack all of trades, Zook aka Gadzook aka Zookness aka Craig Davis leaves with me a lot of good memories.  I had hoped that Zook would get to read this post.  To see someone over yonder shouting him out.  Maybe if he read it Monday [...] by

Discussion with Camille Rankine, Patrick Rosal, and Tracy K. Smith May 16, 2012: James Tolan's post at the Ploughshares blog covers Cave Canem's panel with poets Tracy K. Smith and Patrick Rosal, moderated by poet Camille Rankine. The discussion, as Tolan's title states, ranged from poetry to Hip Hop to Academia. Here's a taste. Jump on over for the rest. Poet Camille Rankine moderated Smith and Rosal’s talk on [...] by

13 bloggers cover 61 years of 57 National Book Award poets in 10 weeks January 11, 2011: For ten weeks beginning in February, The National Book Foundation will host a celebration of 61 years of National Book Awards poetry winners. Taking place both on their website and in panels and events in New York, Minneapolis, and Portland, Oregon, the series will result in an NEA-funded digital literary archive featuring images of the [...] by