Talk:Jazz poetry

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Contemporary era[edit]

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The tradition of jazz poetry has been carried on by hip-hop and rap artists, who often set poetic lyrics to syncopated beats. Another parallel that can be drawn is that of the freestyle rap, which features lyrics improvised to a beat, thus capturing the spontaneous, improvised nature of the jazz poem.


Spoken word, a genre made up of experimental text-based performance artists and poets, also emphasizes the relationship between poetry and performance, and can sometimes involve musical accompaniment and/or improvisation. Like jazz poetry, spoken word poetry de-emphasizes poetry's roots in academia and instead focuses on popular culture and issues of current social significance. One of spoken word's best-known forms, slam poetry, although it is usually memorized and not normally performed with music, often uses styles that owe a debt to jazz poetry.

This unreferenced and speculative section cannot be allowed until it is referenced. There are a lot of bold claims here that need some good sources. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 00:51, 27 April 2010 (UTC)