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Medina, Tony

Overview
Works: 42 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 6,691 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fiction  Graphic novels  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Medina
Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 poems and an accompanying CD introduce poetry with a beat
Love to Langston by Tony Medina( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of poems written from the point of view of the poet Langston Hughes, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life
Catch the fire!!! : a cross-generational anthology of contemporary African-American poetry by Derrick I. M Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers modern poems and interviews in which authors discuss their feelings about their generation of poets and the works presented
DeShawn days by Tony Medina( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems describe the life of an inner city boy
Bum rush the page : a Def Poetry Jam( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spoken word poetry movement, which combines the edginess of hip-hop with the drama of performance art, has added fresh energy to the American & international poetry scenes. Poetry jams, which gained popularity in the early 1990s at small clubs like New York's legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, are the stages on which the best poets come together to trade verse. Launched by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Def Poetry Jam is a project that does for spoken-word what Simmons's Def Comedy Jam did for comedy, taking an exciting, unheralded scene to the mainstream. Def Poetry Jam includes a national tour of slam competitions, spoken-word showcases in major cities, an interactive website, & this book, which features original work from both established & emerging spoken-word artists from throughout the country. Edited by two of the best-regarded poets of the scene, Bum Rush the Page is the definitive collection of today's best spoken-word poetry. Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam, not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is
Christmas makes me think by Tony Medina( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African American boy reflects on the spirit of Christmas and thinks of ways he can share what he has with others
I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store
In defense of Mumia( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furious flower II : regenerating the black poetic tradition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."--Www.newsreel.org
Role call : a generational anthology of social and political Black art & literature( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Committed to breathing by Tony Medina( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging with a varied political sensibility, this book explodes the bourgeois self-indulgence of American culture to give a lambasting critique of its current global ultra-exploration and political repression. Exploring pressing and complicated social issues, the book incorporates humor, invective, and vigor while analyzing life, beauty, and the defiance of denial and despair.--Publisher's description
Furious flower III : seeding the future of African American poetry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2015) offers the unprecedented opportunity to watch thirty-two of today's leading African American poets reading from their work and discussing the critical issues shaping this vibrant poetic tradition. Its four video volumes compile close to five hours of highlights from the landmark national poetry summit sponsored once a decade by the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University, the country's only academic venue devoted to the study of African American poetry. Together with Furious Flower I (1998) and II (2005) - now newly available - this third title constitutes a video anthology of some of the most exciting poetry and perceptive critical insights of the past decade. Any teacher, poet, student or reader who has followed the current flowering of African American verse would want to have attended this seminal event - and now on video they can. This volume recalls the key role played by poets as architects of the Black Arts Movement, their contribution to the African American Freedom Struggle and adaptation to the political changes of the past half-century. It features a panel: "S.O.S Calling All Black People: Honoring the Memory of Amiri Baraka." Readings by the ten poets below reveal how African American poetry acts both as an historical witness and advocate for racial justice. John Bracey, Jr., Tony Medina, Haki Madhubuti, Quincy Troupe, Ishmael Reed, Evie Shockley, Mariahadessa EkereTallie, Camille Dungy, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez
An onion of wars by Tony Medina( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subtle art of breathing : new poems: 1997-2005 by Asha Bandele( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asha bandele is simply one of the finest and most emotionally honest American poets at work today, with few peers in terms of the open, unfiltered narrative style. Moreover, elements of William Shakespeare's tragedies, Sylvia Plath's melancholy and despair, and Ntozake Shange's triumphs in the face of horrible tribulations all season bandele's polyrhythmic stew. Read asha bandele's work and be prepared to be uplifted, teased, mocked, confronted, saddened, angered, and, most assuredly, transformed. --Kevin Powell
My old man was always on the lam by Tony Medina( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems
No noose is good noose by Tony Medina( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broke on ice by Tony Medina( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president looks like me : & other poems by Tony Medina( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The President Looks Like Me and Other Poems', Tony Medina celebrates the diversity that President Barack Obama symbolizes through poems that are multicultural in scope and wide-ranging in style. With distinctly urban settings and flavor, this collection covers a myriad of themes including childhood, family, friendship, identity, spirituality, social justice, and Hip Hop ..."--Preface
Last of the Po'ricans y otros Afro-artifacts : poems by Not4Prophet( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat
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Love to LangstonCatch the fire!!! : a cross-generational anthology of contemporary African-American poetryDeShawn daysBum rush the page : a Def Poetry JamChristmas makes me thinkIn defense of MumiaRole call : a generational anthology of social and political Black art & literatureCommitted to breathing