KEVIN POWELL is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in the United States. A poet, journalist, civil and human rights activist, and filmmaker, he is the author of fourteen previous books. Powell's next title will be a biography of Tupac Shakur. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Kevin Powell's forthcoming poetry collection started on social
media and evolved into 32 new poems in conversation with Stevie
Wonder, Sidney Poitier, bell hooks, and many more cultural icons.
As he accompanies his elderly and ill mother on her weekly grocery
trips in Jersey City, he hears her in a new way, and brings those
stories to us in this innovative, poignant collection." -Eliza
Smith, A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of the Year
"Kevin Powell returns with a poetic time capsule written with love in honor of his mother's evolution. Powell investigates the nature of our country's oppression through the generational wounds survived and passed on. These poems are a testament to the healing work of Kevin Powell, as they revel in the power of forgiveness, abundance, and lineage." -Mahogany L. Browne, Lincoln Center's Inaugural Poet-in-Residence; author of Vinyl Moon