The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Let’s be real…even if you love to read and love literature it is increasingly difficult to dedicate time to the solitary exercise.
Two memories come to mind as I engage with this new anthology published by Haymarket:
- As an educator I constantly struggle with getting my students to be interested, to connect with and to see themselves in the literature we read.
- Also, I remember a couple years ago chatting with my cousin who is now in college about Lil Wayne and how he has self-proclaimed ‘the greatest poet alive.’ My cousin could not reconcile how a rapper, artist, celebrity could also be a poet.