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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.

    Physical Book & Music: $15 or more
    Digital Book & Music: under $15

    Includes unlimited streaming of No Jewels Has Soundtracks! Listen Here via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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When there needs be time to rest.


from No Jewels Has Soundtracks! Listen Here, released January 1, 1999
music: Tai Allen with Jonn Nubian (together they are vicelounge)


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