A Campus Visit with the BreakBeat Poets

Oct 7, 2015, 11:00 am to 1:45 pm

The BreakBeat Poets, featuring Kevin Coval, Jamila Woods, and Fatimah Asghar with a performance by the UO Poetry Slam Team

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
7:00 pm
EMU Ballroom
Free and open to the public

The English Undergraduate Organization (EUO), inspired by the new anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall) and the diversity of voices it includes, has invited The BreakBeat Poets to campus to conduct workshops open to University of Oregon undergraduates and give a performance on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (week two of fall term).

Wednesday, October 7 workshops are open to all University of Oregon undergraduates:

  • Workshop I: 11:00am-11:50am, EMU Maple Room;
  • Workshop II: 1:00pm-1:50pm, EMU Maple Room.

Tickets to the workshops will be available on Thursday, October 1 in 118 PLC and will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. You must show your UO student ID.

Kevin Coval proclaims in the anthology’s introduction that “This is the story of how generations of young people reared on hip-hop culture and aesthetics took to the page and poem and microphone to create a movement in american letters in the tradition of the Black Arts, Nuyorican, and Beat generations and add to it and innovate on top. We are in the Tradition—and making one up. Hip-hop saves young people from voicelessness and art-less public educations” (xv). For more information, please visit the Department of English website.

BreakBeat Poets