put, it is our age's birthright and the next generation's destiny.
A gathering of the like unseen since the Harlem Renaissance.
Not only are we a poetic paradigm shift,
The New Word Order is a philosophy.
history, poetry has been the connecting force in all vocal
Whenever a pen touches parchment with intentions of structuring
language for artistic display it is birthed first as poetry.
should be aware that today's art is far from what it once
was. People are dancing in clubs to rhythmic poetry singles
like Common's "Corners" featuring
The Last Poets.
Pop artists like Jewel and Alicia Keys
are promoting poetry books and Spoken Word artists like Saul
Williams are doubling as Rock singers.
You might even find a sensual CD of prose placed right next
to a Barry White case just waiting for "that special
Poet-Activists thrive on
lobbying, informing and inspiring change.
Tehut-9, of the Fifth Element, in the January
2005 New Word Order ReachBack Inner-Views said,
"God is a poet".
*God indeed is a poet. He created
life, and life is certainly poetic by nature.
Poetry can offer us the social consciousness of our human
society, clearly displayed for all to see.
From our innermost truths, to our most secretive passions,
poetry weaves life.
In the beginning was The Word and God is the poet who wrote
If you want to view the soul of any entity, from a nation
down to a single individual,
read the poetry.
culture shift and technological advancements offers our generation
a chance to take center stage within the media eye. Everywhere
you look there's poetry.
Unfortunately, as a combined force it is sorely lacking in
With so many groundbreaking and historical achievements in
recent years, the art of The Word in any of its forms,
should be as big culturally as it's sister genre's.
Many of us believe it will be.
That it is ultimately destined to be so.
By combining our efforts, We, as The New Word Order artists,
have a rare opportunity in history to present the artistic
use of The Word into mainstream culture.
happens next depends on us as individuals, and yet, none of
us can manage this fated journey alone.
So for the sake of prosperity we must seek to overcome the
invisible boundaries that have kept us divided.
We can earnestly reach back for those who follow diligently
and then reach forward with hope for those pioneers who have
courageously led the way.
There is a place for us and about us where poets can display
their art and pursue their artistic dreams.
A place within mainstream media where groundbreaking entertainment,
and unique forms of expressive edutainment
are the expected standard.
We want you to come and join
us there today.
Your time has come. Your stage is set.
Be poets, be proud, and be welcomed to
The New Word Order
The NWO commitments
- We are committed to cultivating and promoting the individual
Without the creative force that one single imagination can
provide, our genre would be empty.
2. Poetry - We are committed to honoring and chronicling
all forms of poetic expression regardless of type, with
the intent of popularizing its potential and appeal as a
3. Providing Resources - We are committed to seeking
and making available shared resources, which further cultivate
free poetic expression. To give it freely if possible, bartered
if able, loaned if available, and traded if that's the best
we can do.
4. Providing Outlets - We are committed to providing
and promoting forums for entertaining and edutaining, as
well as presenting quality poetic art through publicly displayed
5. Preservation and Recognition - We are committed
to the preserving and recognizing our genre's achievements,
organizations, organizers and artists.