Spoken Word Workbook

This is the Go-To resource for Spoken Word Poetry
Imagination + Writing + Performance + History + Storytelling

Editor: Sheri-D Wilson
Co-publishers: Calgary Spoken Word Society & Banff Centre Press

This cutting-edge website will take your students on a journey of poetic discovery. Through one-on-one prompts, 27 well-known poets appear as pop-ups to give their lessons electronically.
The lessons include every aspect of Spoken Word: its History, Composition, and Performance in styles like Dub, Hip Hop, Jazz, Storytelling, and Slam.

We will continue to develop this site with monthly additions to keep it alive with playful new ideas and content.

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José Acquelin    bill bissett    Regie Cabico    George Elliott Clarke    Paul Dutton
Ian Ferrier    John Giorno    Sky Dancer - Louise B. Halfe    Bob Holman
Kaie Kellough    Shane Koyczan    Cheryl L'Hirondelle    Billeh Nickerson
Hilary Peach    Robert Priest    Stephen Ross Smith   Quincy Troupe
Anne Waldman    Sheri-D Wilson    d'bi young

Remarkable Riffs:
Brian Brett Klyde Broox Heather Haley Richard Harrison Wendy Morton
Sarah Murphy Eugene Stickland

Astounding Idea's:
Diane di Prima Michael McClure Ruth Weiss