English / anguish / slanguage

How do poets working in jazzoetry, dub, lit-hop, and other west-african-griot-descended traditions de- and re-construct the English language?
Roundtable discussion with artists from the Poetry Riddim Memory show.

The performers in the show Poetry Riddim Memory discuss their relationship to language. How English is treated by these poets, working within the “griot” tradition; how dub, jazzoetry, and lit-hop allow for wordplay and rhythm while still carrying a strong message. With Lilian Allen (Toronto), Steven Thomas, BLU Rva, Jason Selman, and Josephine Watson.