ebonic poetry

n.
Poetry written in Ebonics.
Example Citation:
Harris also threads the original text with street jargon and 'ebonic' poetry, then mixes it all in with scratch video and live relay projection, a superb DJ duo and some breathtaking choreography delivered by a crop of America's finest hip hop artists and breakdancers.
—Gareth Evans, "Rome and Jewels," The Stage, November 1, 2001
Earliest Citation:
In the finished work, Shakespeare's text appears only in fragments, spliced with street vernacular and what Harris calls 'ebonic poetry'.
—Judith Mackrell, "Where art thou, Juliet?," The Guardian, October 20, 2001
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