|at the Twin Cities Book Festival|
One part mixtape, one part disorientation guide, and one part career retrospective, this book brings together spoken word poems, song lyrics, and essays from the past decade of Guante’s work. From the exploration of toxic masculinity in “Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man Up’,” to the throwback humanist hip hop of “Matches,” to a one-act play on the racial and cultural politics of Eminem, “A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry” is a practitioners eye-view of the intersections of hip hop, poetry, and social justice.
***UPDATE for 2018: Button Poetry is officially re-releasing my debut book (the one this post is about). You can get it here.***
Read the full intro chapter:
“Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Spoken Word and Slam Poetry“
Thanks to everyone who has already picked up a copy!