Friday, January 15, 2010
Be a Better Audience
"Walt Whitman once proclaimed that 'great poets need great audiences.' For over thirty years, rap has produced more than its share of great poets. Now it is our turn to become a great audience, repaying their efforts with the kind of close attention to language that rap's poetry deserves."
- Adam Bradley. Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop. BasicCivitas, 2009. pg xxiii