"Verbs that Move Mountains": Essays and Interviews on Spoken Word Cultures Around the World by Claire Trevien

Book Title: "Verbs that Move Mountains": Essays and Interviews on Spoken Word Cultures Around the World

Publisher: Sabotage Reviews

Author: Claire Trevien


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Claire Trevien with "Verbs that Move Mountains": Essays and Interviews on Spoken Word Cultures Around the World

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"My body is the stage and my tongue is the page" - Maakomele R. Manaka.

Verbs that move mountains is a glimpse at the way poets, promoters and storytellers engage with spoken word around the world. The anthology includes histories of specific scenes, hard looks at how to make spoken word a more accessible and open space in terms of sexuality, mental health, indigenous languages and more…. Academic analysis co-exists with personal reflections. Current topics, such as the ethics of honesty in slam poetry, or the very real dangers faced by many poets around the world, are also discussed. These essays give you snapshots of scenes from Singapore to New Zealand, via Leicester and Palestine.