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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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] by

National Poetry Month Public Service Overview April 8, 2013: As a public service, since it’s National Poetry Month, and since there seems to be a considerable deficit of awareness about what contemporary poetry is all about, I thought I’d provide a brief [...] by

Slam Poetry: The Difference Is You April 4, 2012: Slam poetry is a forum not a form And the difference is u – Something living, someone alive, It’s the difference between a boulder, unmovable And being bolder, or At least moving Toward each [...] by

SlamSlamSlamSlamSlamSlam! So there! April 3, 2011: Why isn’t anyone talking about the poetry slam? Out loud? Especially now? Most poets are, would like to be, or consider themselves in the canon’s “official clutches”—the world of poetry [...] by