Marc Kelly Smith began the slam poetry movement in Chicago, over 25 years ago. One of the original perfroamnce poets, Smith's poetry slam concept has navigated the planet. There are over 200 poetry slams in the country, 100 overseas, and the term itself has become part of the everyday vernacular. This audiobook of Smith's performances captures the iconoclast's skilled combination of word and performance merged together. Marc Smith is the model by which poetry slams have been built. Featuring Marc Smith's most famous poem, "My Father's Coat".
In Quarters in the Jukebox, slam poet Marc Kelly Smith performs his work, including such well-loved poems as "My Father’s Coat". Smith is the founding father of the Slam Poetry genre, known for keeping one ear on rhythm and the other on the social-political pulse the world. Quarters in the Jukebox showcases Smith's unique combination of virtuosic word-smithing and intensely emotional performance. Poetry lovers will cherish this full hour of classic Marc Kelly Smith.
"Like it or not, Mr. Smith's concept has become a global phenomenon, especially among young people." (The New York Times)
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