Sue's work on youth spoken word poetry and youth writing
The Room Is on Fire: The History, Pedagogy, and Practice of Youth Spoken Word Poetry (SUNY Press, publication date June 2018)
Feel These Words: Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth (SUNY Press, 2009) www.sunypress.edu/p-4810-feel-these-words.aspx
2013. “The points are kind of the point, but they’re not the point”: The role of poetry slam in youth spoken word. In Contest(ed) writing: Reconceptualizing literacy competitions, ed. Mary R. Lamb. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 168-188. points_are_not_the_point_final.pdf
2012. Call and responsibility: Critical questions for youth spoken word poetry. Harvard Educational Review 12(2), pp. 282-302. Co-authored with Anna West. call_and_responsibility.pdf
2010. “A unified poet alliance”: The personal and social outcomes of youth spoken word poetry programming. International Journal of Education and the Arts 11(2), pp. 1-24. unified_poet_alliance.pdf
2007. Pregnancy, pimps, and “clichéd love things”: Writing through gender and sexuality. Written Communication 24(1), pp. 28-48. pregnancy_pimps_and_cliched_love_things.pdf
2006. A love for the thing: The pleasures of rap as a literate discourse. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 50(4), pp. 270-281. a_love_for_the_thing_-_the_pleasures_of_rap_as_a_literate_.pdf
2002. The writing on the wall: Attending to self-motivated student literacies. English Education 35(1), pp. 21- 45. the_writing_on_the_wall.pdf
Research on youth spoken word poetry and related topics
Rhetoric in Spoken Word: Analysis, Response, Writing, and Speaking for Change. Sarah Donovan in Ethical ELA blog May 1, 2016.
Valves, Salves, and Blueprints: Poetry and Artivism. Kamilah Aisha Moon in Teachers and Writers Magazine November 12, 2014.
Powerful Students, Powerful Words: Writing and Learning in a Poetry Workshop. Angela Wiseman in Literacy July 2011.
Finding the Poetic High: Building a Spoken Word Poetry Community and Culture of Creative, Caring, and Critical Intellectuals. Gerald T. Reyes in Multicultural Education Winter 2006.
From the Coffee House to the School House: The Promise and Potential of Spoken Word Poetry in School Contexts. Maisha Fisher in English Education January 2005.
“Taking It to the Mic”: Pedagogy of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People and Partnership with an Urban High School. Korina Jocson in English Education January 2005.
"Every Poem Breaks a Silence That Had to Be Overcome": The Therapeutic Power of Poetry Writing. Gillie Bolton in Feminist Review Summer 1999.
Sue's YouTube Channel: Performance Poetry by Theme
Button Poetry buttonpoetry.com/
The Strivers Row thestriversrow.com/
Youth Speaks youthspeaks.org/
Get Lit (Los Angeles) getlit.org/