The Boom begs to be heard aloud: it is so crammed with fastball images and tricky rhythms. Well, I haven't got a video of The Boom, but I am embedding a video of Goodwin's What Is They Feedin' Our Kids as a kind of introduction to the poet's style. You will absolutely LOVE the video. And it gives you a starting point for the breakbeat poetics of The Boom.
Idris Goodwin just finished a couple of shows at the Q-Staff Theater as well as a performance at Santa Fe's historic Lensic. And there is more big news for Goodwin fans. He is appearing with Michael Datcher this Saturday, May 9th, at The Outpost Performance Space. Datcher, the critically acclaimed journalist from Los Angeles will read, plus local poets Maisha Baton, Hakim Bellamy, Idris Goodwin, Virginia Hampton and Stephanie Willis. You may recall that the DCF has now published three of the participants. Tickets are $10 and $12.
But first, here is What Is They Feedin' Our Kids. Then scroll down for The Boom.
"A lie is the worst thing in the world. A lie is profanity,"