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Any student or faculty or staff member can participate.If you’d like to read your favorite poem for BU Today, e-mail us at [email protected] decries the intense commercialization of the poetry slam, and refers to Def Poetry as "an exploitive entertainment [program that] diminished the value and aesthetic of performance poetry." In November 2002, a live stage production, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, opened on Broadway.Directed by Stan Lathan, the show featured poets Beau Sia, Suheir Hammad, Staceyann Chin, Lemon, Mayda del Valle, Georgia Me, Black Ice, Poetri Smith, and Steve Coleman.Performances also include special appearances by well-known actors and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Mos Def himself.Co-created by Bruce George, Danny Simmons, Deborah Pointer, Stan Lathan, and Russell Simmons, the show is a spin-off of the popular Def Comedy Jam which began airing on HBO in the 90's.It gives him the back credentials for his hip-hop label, and at the same time he's magnanimous towards the art of poetry, giving us a place like that.It's a great, great moment, just as Def Poetry Jam on Broadway was a great moment, too.

In a 2005 interview, Hall was quoted as saying: It's true that I was on Def Poetry even though I've never slammed.I'm probably the only person to be on there who hasn't slammed.And I think most people on Def Poetry have won slams or done well in slams.And, all of them, except the special guest stars, the celebrities, are writing slam poems and performing slam poems on Def Poetry, so to me, Def Poetry is still extremely slam-informed, and I think it will probably always be.What they say about Def Poetry is that it wants to bring an urban feel.

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