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spoken word

A type of poetry that is read aloud in a performance. I'll be reading some of my spoken word poetry tonight at the coffee house, if you want to stop by.
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the spoken/written ˈword

the language, in speaking/writing: The spoken word is often very different from the written word.
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One of the workshop's poets was Felice Belle, who is also the director of Youth Speaks New York, an organization devoted to youth poetry and spoken-word programs.
In spoken-word poetry, what a poet sounds like helps the audience to understand how s/he crafts what s/he means.
As a spoken-word artist, I think what Russell Simmons has done with Def Poetry Jam is fantastic