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Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is.” –Tony Medina, from the Introduction


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Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. “Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is.” –Tony Medina, from the Introduction

30 review for Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam

  1. 5 out of 5

    Keegan LaKosh

    Bum Rush the page is a poetry book with hundreds of authors. Cover to cover, a plethora of poetry submerges the hundreds of pages with countless topics. Each person can relate somehow to these poems, which is why it appeals to people in every age group and ethnicity. There's political poems, cultural poems, racist poems, rhythmic poems, sexual poems, some completely random and miscellaneous poems that I could not understand, and some truly passionate ones. Ones that inspired me to strive to do b Bum Rush the page is a poetry book with hundreds of authors. Cover to cover, a plethora of poetry submerges the hundreds of pages with countless topics. Each person can relate somehow to these poems, which is why it appeals to people in every age group and ethnicity. There's political poems, cultural poems, racist poems, rhythmic poems, sexual poems, some completely random and miscellaneous poems that I could not understand, and some truly passionate ones. Ones that inspired me to strive to do better and make this world a better place. A few really grasped my attention making me understand what the huge rant was about poetry slam, this book changed my opinion on poetry itself. I enjoy reading all kinds of poetry, but this one caught my attention due to the word choice by the author, Gwendolyn Brooks, and the hidden meaning I admired in it. "I think of the hands that put that strength together....Hands coming away from cold to take a challenge and mold this definition....Forgiving the human spirit that can outwit big Building boasting in the cityworld." The "hands" meaning the support system one has from their family, friends, and connections one has made in a life time. "Put that strength together", to support one and mold one. To have a courageous attitude in order to succeed in the real world. I believe in being passionate about what you love to do, "you cannot fall, in love with a man, who has HIV, she said, I cannot fall, I cannot fall, you cant not fall, in love, and statistics, statistics say, he is doomed.....and so is cancer and I, am in remission and it, could come back, and kill me.....and he could be alive, for another, 13, years." As I read this poem I began to cry. There was so much passion and intensity behind those words. Knowing there was so much love between two people and statistics say they have no chance. But, they believe hope will keep them alive. Because there's enough passion and love, and because you never know. He could be alive for another 13 years. Anyone who picks up this book will read at least a few things that catch there attention. I had a hard time putting the book down, and after I finished it I re-read the ones that stood out. There are many that are very vivid, and choppy. Others that are long and flowy with a rhythmic tone. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to read a lot of meaningful poetry!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Behind The Book

    This collection of poems is simply incredible. It is an anthology of works that each showcase the difficulties and small triumphs of minority groups in various cities around America. The poems are unsympathetic and achingly truthful, which makes the read highly cathartic and enjoyable. It is clear that the poets feel their work, and it is very easy pretend they are reading to you, which makes the entire experience more personal and direct. What is, perhaps, most important about these poems is th This collection of poems is simply incredible. It is an anthology of works that each showcase the difficulties and small triumphs of minority groups in various cities around America. The poems are unsympathetic and achingly truthful, which makes the read highly cathartic and enjoyable. It is clear that the poets feel their work, and it is very easy pretend they are reading to you, which makes the entire experience more personal and direct. What is, perhaps, most important about these poems is that it draws back long-lost attention to poetry and to the stories of people so often forgotten. It makes the hardships of poverty and oppression and hatred visible again, and it does so in a way that illuminates the simultaneous inevitability and difficulty of social change. Bum Rush the Page also makes inventive use of humor, irony, and metaphor, and can certainly be used as a relevant way to teach these skills to young, aspiring writers and readers. This is a marvelous read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carly

    This is truly my first poetry book that I have ever read from cover to cover. Once past that, I must say that this is a GREAT book. It is Def Jam poetry, and the entire time that I am reading it, I am picturing a slam poet (I am so lucky to have seen a few in college, and on TV) perform it. Some of these poems truly were awe-inspiring, and really make me stop and think. (And, of course, some are not as intellectual...) But what I love about Def Jam/Slam poetry is that it covers topics that mean This is truly my first poetry book that I have ever read from cover to cover. Once past that, I must say that this is a GREAT book. It is Def Jam poetry, and the entire time that I am reading it, I am picturing a slam poet (I am so lucky to have seen a few in college, and on TV) perform it. Some of these poems truly were awe-inspiring, and really make me stop and think. (And, of course, some are not as intellectual...) But what I love about Def Jam/Slam poetry is that it covers topics that mean something to every day people--and then shoves it down their throats. Don't get me wrong, Emily will always hold a special place in my heart, but she is not as easily understood as this type of poetry. I hope that I found some poems my students will enjoy, too!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mugren Ohaly

    The introduction of this book is a part about how poetry doesn't matter anymore, it's all in the performance. I find it sad that those poems the editor talks about are the majority of this book. Few meaningful poems and stories get lost amongst the jumble of weak words that deliver nothing on paper, simply because they aren't backed by a performance. Just because you have something to say, doesn't mean it's poetry. The introduction of this book is a part about how poetry doesn't matter anymore, it's all in the performance. I find it sad that those poems the editor talks about are the majority of this book. Few meaningful poems and stories get lost amongst the jumble of weak words that deliver nothing on paper, simply because they aren't backed by a performance. Just because you have something to say, doesn't mean it's poetry.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Burke Scarbrough

    I experienced some SLAM poetry in NYC, but it was only after meeting some young national finalists in Rochester that I really understood how powerful this work is. There are 16-year-olds speaking out with power and grace that I simply never heard growing up. This book is a good starting point for hearing mostly older voices doing the same. I'm told the Def Poetry DVD series is amazing too. If you thought poetry was for library readings and public speaking was for board meetings, check this out. I experienced some SLAM poetry in NYC, but it was only after meeting some young national finalists in Rochester that I really understood how powerful this work is. There are 16-year-olds speaking out with power and grace that I simply never heard growing up. This book is a good starting point for hearing mostly older voices doing the same. I'm told the Def Poetry DVD series is amazing too. If you thought poetry was for library readings and public speaking was for board meetings, check this out.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    This book is awesome! I purchased a copy after attending my first poetry slam and what an experience it was! Hands down, it's worth the purchase just for "The Wussy Boy Manifesto" alone! Great for a good laugh or cry, and always handy when you'd like to read but don't have time to get involved in a relationship with characters in a novel. I'm always smiling when I return it to the shelf. This book is awesome! I purchased a copy after attending my first poetry slam and what an experience it was! Hands down, it's worth the purchase just for "The Wussy Boy Manifesto" alone! Great for a good laugh or cry, and always handy when you'd like to read but don't have time to get involved in a relationship with characters in a novel. I'm always smiling when I return it to the shelf.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Story

    There are poems in here that hit like freight trains, grab your soul through your throat and shake. Read it. Being an anthology, there are hits and misses (every reader's eyes are different) but this is a solid collection, and it wanders with a sure step through over tough ground to cover. There are poems in here that hit like freight trains, grab your soul through your throat and shake. Read it. Being an anthology, there are hits and misses (every reader's eyes are different) but this is a solid collection, and it wanders with a sure step through over tough ground to cover.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gayle Hyde

    I found this book of contemporary poetry fantastic for my speech students. It is difficult to find longer pieces of contemporary poetry for my students who want edgy material. This certainly fit the bill.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ebony

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK I LOVE DEF JAM ITSELF. RUSSEL SIMMONS IS SUCH A SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THE POEMS IN THE BOOK I CAN RELATE TO BECAUSE I AM TOO A POET. I'VE ACTUALLY READ IT TWICE ;) but i am dying to to go to see DEF POETRY SLAM that would one of my all time dream LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK I LOVE DEF JAM ITSELF. RUSSEL SIMMONS IS SUCH A SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN AND THE POEMS IN THE BOOK I CAN RELATE TO BECAUSE I AM TOO A POET. I'VE ACTUALLY READ IT TWICE ;) but i am dying to to go to see DEF POETRY SLAM that would one of my all time dream

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    The thing I love about this book is that I can read it starting at whatever page I am on. Very nice. Great poetry yet some are quite controversial (but fun).

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jamey Boelhower

    This collection of poetry is not meant to be read once or with a casual eye. It is meant to be felt, like music. It hits hard, it whispers, and it speaks a truth that takes time to digest.

  12. 4 out of 5

    TruEssence

    Great poems in this book! It took me a while to finish this book because of the volume of the poems in the book. I just wanted to take my time and not rush through them. I found a lot of favorites.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jamila

    This is a great anthology. One of my poems is published in this book under the name, Jamila Zahra Wade!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ladana Ballard

    This one and Rip the Pages are beautiful. Powerful and soulful.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Cynequa Marie Sain

    Excellent tome of contemporary voices with ancestral spirit. In the spirit of the Griot.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Regin S.

    I truely love the way the book was structured

  17. 5 out of 5

    Miami University Libraries

    King Library (2nd floor) | PS615 .B86 2001

  18. 5 out of 5

    Wendell

    Poem: "Scout." Poem: "Scout."

  19. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    biased. I have a poem in the book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Poetry as an art form never ceases to amaze me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    ACRL

    Read by ACRL Member of the Week Pia M. Hunter. Learn more about Pia on the ACRL Insider blog. Read by ACRL Member of the Week Pia M. Hunter. Learn more about Pia on the ACRL Insider blog.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Danni Green

    There is a lot of incredible, raw, powerful poetry in this book! I read many of them several times. I would be remiss if I did not mention, however, that there is virtually no explicitly-LGBTQ content, which felt like queer erasure, especially with some poems that sort of bulldozed over queer narratives in a way that felt appropriative. cw: racism, sexual violence, cops, gun violence, many graphic descriptions of various types of violence, some misogynist and/or ableist and/or queer misappropriat There is a lot of incredible, raw, powerful poetry in this book! I read many of them several times. I would be remiss if I did not mention, however, that there is virtually no explicitly-LGBTQ content, which felt like queer erasure, especially with some poems that sort of bulldozed over queer narratives in a way that felt appropriative. cw: racism, sexual violence, cops, gun violence, many graphic descriptions of various types of violence, some misogynist and/or ableist and/or queer misappropriation

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    Good read! Collection of poems. Happy, sad, thought provoking.. some may not be your thing but alas there are a lot of them to read.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Libby

    A real nice collection. Very inspiring.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dgoens

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bianca Christine

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dominic

  28. 5 out of 5

    Holly Myers

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael Powell

  30. 5 out of 5

    Denise Ervin

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