Posted by: Joelle Jameson | August 2, 2010

Ginsberg and Slam: Poetry in Performance

Personally, I liked David Cross as Ginsberg in "I'm Not There"

Today’s show is a happy marriage of 1) a new movie about Allen Ginsberg coming out (heh) soon, 2) a CNN video about Taylor Mali and his goal to inspire 1000 people to become teachers 3) rooting for the Cantab Slam Team at the National Poetry Slam in St. Paul, and 4) the general good feelings that come along with listening to my old slam CD.

It’s called Poetry in Performance. I’m going to ignore the fact that every show contains poetry, performed. This is poetry that goes to a completely different level when performed by a certain person on a certain stage.

This is also the first show featuring a piece by Eric Heath, my favorite rapper, who will hopefully become a regular feature on the show. Look out for this guy, he is a word magician.

This show will be archived on Sunday, August 8.


“Greetings, Salutations” by Eric Heath

“How To Write A Political Poem” by Taylor Mali

“Running A Race (No One Knows)” by NYC-Urbana Slam Team

“Song” by Edward Hirsch

“Song” by Allen Ginsberg

“A Supermarket In California” by Allen Ginsberg

“Television” by Todd Alcott

“The Foxhole Manifesto” by Jeffrey McDaniels

“Hand Has Turned” by Celena Glenn

“Howl” by Allen Ginsberg


“Cannot Even (Break Free)” by The Noisettes

“American English” by Idlewild

“Sound and Vision” by David Bowie

Transition Songs:

“Positively Inclined” by Wax Tailor

“This Is Hardcore” by Pulp

“Small Print” by Muse

“Night Windows” by The Weakerthans


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