In addition to this openly available forum for anything-goes, spoken word artists who resist publication of their work in the written format have relied largely on making CD's and DVD's to get their work out there. But now, online journals are starting to recognize spoken word as a legitimate form of art and entertainment within the world of poetry, distinctly different from the sort of poetry traditionally appears in print.
Muse-Pie Press has recently launched the Bent Ear Review, a semi-annual online journal for spoken word. Bent Ear joins Muse-Pie's Shotglass Journal, a space for short poems; and the Fib Review which showcases Fibonacci Poetry - poems in which the syllable or word count is based on the numerical Fibonacci Sequence.
Check out Muse-Pie's launch into spoken word with Lonnard Dean Watkins performing alongside musicians Steve Morrison, Brent Weavers and Greg Rogan at the Kerouac Effect recently in Wellington, NZ.