Sibling Rivalries: Literary Poetry Versus Spoken Word: Why does the divide exist and what does it mean?

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      Present views of poets and authors on the distinction between literary poetry and spoken-word/performance poetry in African American literature in the U.S. Views of Melba Joyce Boyd, professor and author, on the issue; Definition of spoken poetry and performance poetry according to Naomi Long Madgett, poet and founder of Lotus Press in Detroit, Michigan; Concern of Stephanie Pruitt, "Spoken Vizions" magazine's Poet of the Year in Nashville, Tennessee, on the attitude in performance poetry.