Poetry By An Original B-Boy
This eclectic anthology of poems are the brainchild of an authentic B-Boy, inspired by thirty five years of revolutionary’s in spoken words such as The Last Poets, Rakim, KRS-1, Tupac, Nas, and Saul Williams. In Random Bars there is a militancy of Pro-Black thought that still maintains a reflection of inclusion without compromise. The author is a descendant of a German-Irish mother, and an African-American father who was born a sharecropper in Mississippi. Through these lenses the author, Blake Wilder, gives a passionate display of word play narrating an unorthodox perspective of multiculturalism. Random Bars is an amazing mix of poetic verse with the dynamic influence of the generation X hip-hop culture. It is an intelligent collection that discusses many facets of societal causes and effects, while giving its reader a glimpse into the author’s conscientious depths. Throughout Random Bars there are numerous historical references that expose the hypocrisy of the everyday world we exist in, many of which are composed from a first person observation. The impact of each piece is singular, but part of a whole, that shares the experiences of those that have succeeded, but still exist on the margins.
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 85 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 15, 2017)
Genre: POETRY / American / African American