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No Jewels: Read & Listen

by Tai Allen

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  • #NoJewels is the narrative style poetry book that inspired the music.

    This book of lines, devices, stanza and spaces hopes to serve them all. Tai Allen writes from a place in which understanding trauma and pain are not meant to be permanent; emergence and peace are better company.

    Oh and the co-signs, blessings: Greg Tate (Village Voice), Okayplayer, SoulTracks, Patricia Spears Jones (Jackson Poetry Prize & legend), Monifa Lemons (Watering Hole) et al

    This is a good read. This is a good vibe.

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i think much better, after i drink all is clearer, after i drink my life is nice while i drink i feel much better, after i drink


A chance to hear how words can inspire music. these tunes are not poems set to music. Rather the songs were curated or crafted to parallel the moods, vibes and energies of the poems.

No Jewels tackles some serious topics. The soundtrack handles it all with mood music; music to dance to; and, some jawns to nod and shoulder bounce with.

This is a soundtrack not a poetry album -- i just happen to be a poet!

[PS: Spend $14 or more bucks and get the book, No Jewels, emailed as a PDF and mailed as a book to you. (Shipping incl'd.)]


released November 21, 2017


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tai allen Brooklyn, New York

maker of fine things with words, melodies and images.

and, if you ask, he loves apples, grapes & craft beers. (he curates a beer & wine festival...

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