‘Moving Voices’ is a book about 12 black performance poets, actively committed to performing their poetry today. It also contains a free CD, and on this website you can listen to each of the poets perform one of their poems from the CD, as well as see the poem in print. This will give you an insight into the richness of poetic expression and the range of talent and experience of these poets who come from different generations and backgrounds.

The book contains interviews with all the poets, who
discuss their childhood and school experience, when
they started writing and performing, their favourite poets, how they write and what they think of publishing, themes in their poetry and their advice to budding poets.

There is also a lengthy introduction which traces the roots of this poetry by looking at the oral tradition, African culture, African American and Caribbean culture, oral poetry and performance poetry.

The book is a bargain at £16.99!
(see page for details of how to buy it)

‘IT COULD HELP REVOLUTIONIZE THE TEACHING OF POETRY IN SCHOOLS.’

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