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"Can I kick it?"
"Yes you can "
--A Tribe Called Quest
Situated squarely in the oral traditions of hip-hop and BreakBeat Poetry, Idris Goodwin's work bridges the divide between the reader and the poet. Combining the tongue-in-cheek and the irreverent with the melancholy and incisive, Goodwin's poetry samples and re-purposes pop-culture--from Back to the Future to Prince, Missy Elliot to Dominique Wilkins--in order to reflect and remix the stories we tell ourselves and each other in order to live.