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No Jewels: Reading To Self

by tai allen x betty pounds

  • Grab the book, $15 ($2.14 shipping cost) or more and we will forward the PHYSICAL book, the PDF of the book and the soundtracks.

    And every 50 sales leads to a new workshop for HS in NYC -- Boys & Girls Campus, Westinghouse or Bedford Hall. We want to make sure we help the next gen, not just make monies.


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

    This book of lines, devices, stanza and spaces hopes to serve. Tai Allen writes to remind us that trauma and pain are not meant to be permanent; emergence and peace are better company. These poems should make you angry the BS occurred and excited growth was found.

    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.

    Includes unlimited streaming of No Jewels: Reading To Self via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Use this [mood] music to head nod while doing something important. Anything. I really do mean anything, like reading "No Jewels" or head nod or cleaning the car or walking the dog or sitting outside with the homies, cooking up BBQ in Cuba, sipping a good rum and/or dancing with your mirror.

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.)

The book (according to Okayplayer & really smart folks) is really good!!


released November 21, 2017

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