Poetry

Common’s White House Performance Draws Criticism
Hip-hop will invade the White House, as rapper Common has just been announced as one of the performers at the celebration honoring American poetry Wednesday (May 11). The Chicago native will join the likes of Jill Scott, Elizabeth Alexander and Alison Knowles for the poetry-inspired day...
Dizzee Rascal Turns to 18th Century Poetry for Inspiration
Dizzee Rascal has taken to reading classical poetry in order to improve his lyric-writing skills, reports say.
Currently taking time off from the live scene to write his fifth album -- the follow up to 2009's 'Tongue N' Cheek' -- the rapper is said to be poring over the works of 1…