The Nightside continues its celebration and observation of Black History Month by presenting the nominees for The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. This new category recognizes excellence in spoken word albums specific to the performance of poetry with or without music.

Previously all spoken word recordings fell under the category of Best Spoken Word Album but that category has been renamed Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording, this category no longer includes spoken word poetry.

The nominees are…

Ethelbert Miller for Black Men Are Precious

Amanda Gorman for Call Us What We Carry

Malcolm Jamal Warner for Hiding in Plain View

Amir Sulaiman for You Will Be Someone’s Ancestor. Act Accordingly

And the winner:

J. Ivy for The Poet Who Sat By the Door.

Join us Sunday night, February 12 at 8 pm, for Poetry and all that Jazz

On The Oasis in the City, 89.3FM KUVO.

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