Interviews: Grammy Game Changers

Please tune into the 65th annual Grammy Awards which will air live on February 5, 2023 on CBS. The winner for Best Spoken Award Poetry Album will be announced during the pre-telecast.

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Published Interviews:

E. Ethelbert Miller

Malcolm-Jamal Warner


Each year, millions of viewers tune in as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Recording Academy) presents one of the United States’ most prestigious music ceremonies: The Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy sent waves through the poetry world when it announced that its 65th Annual Awards (airing, February 5, 2023) will see several new categories, including a designation specifically for poetry: Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.

Poets were previously housed under the original Best Spoken Word Album category, which served as a catch-all for narrated recordings. That category has now been split into two: #60 Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording and #61 Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. The move honors both the uniqueness of the poetry genre as well as the passionate work of its purveyors.

The five inaugural poetry nominees are: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, J. Ivy, E. Ethelbert Miller, Amanda Gorman and Amir Sulaiman.

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Special thanks to Rogers & Cowan PMK for coordinating this series.

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