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  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432761978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432761974
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,241,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 22, 2011
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Aaron St. Julien is an engaging young poet who is still finding his way after 16 years of committing his thoughts to paper. This collection of works represents a diary-like progress from a young urban African American male facing life in a country whose incongruities and biases troubled him deeply, to experiencing life outside his environment as a health care aid, in the Army National Guard and as a flight attendant for an airlines. Each step along his journey he wrote his thoughts and reactions and those thoughts are what he shares in this book.

Evaluating the works in this collection is a challenging. There is no definable form to judge: his style of writing uses frequently repeated rhyming words that resemble Rap lyrics. His vocabulary is impressive and the manner in which he elects to express his revelations and epiphanies does indeed reach the heart of the reader. And after all, that is one of the aspects of poetry that makes it unique in expression. The style of writing changes throughout the book but always returns to his favored Rap rhyming style. He uses some variations of spelling - at times 'the' become 'thee' as if to emphasis the different pronunciation of the same word, 'steering wheel' becomes 'stirring wheel', etc - and yet this is not a criticism: observe the number of other poets who stretch words to meet their fancies.

The main ingredient in Aaron St. Julien's writing is an honesty of voice. It will be interesting to see how this voice develops. Grady Harp, March 11
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By Shannon M. Mcgee on July 6, 2011
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It's hard to grasp the feeling and prose of this poetry at first if you are use to reading prose that goes very differently. This very much feels like rap and sometimes the way the sentences are broken up throw off the flow of reading. I think some of it could have been edited better.

For the most part I enjoyed reading the poems once I got the flow that I think the poems are meant to go I understood them better.

I couldn't relate to some of the poetry as some of the poetry is about race and the trails that Aaron St. Julien as gone through but that doesn't mean they do not have meaning to me.
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Initially, I rather liked St. Julien's repeating hip-hop licks, and found myself bopping along with his unmistakable rhythm. But as they mount up, trying on politics and spirituality and sex for size, I increasingly feel I've lapsed into a dream. Beating horses' hooves, jungle drums, clickclack train tracks. I enjoy this book from time to time, and I feel it has plenty recommending it. But I fear the poet's fingers found a comfy place and never got out of it.

St. Julien's themes really interest me, drawing on heroes like Malcolm X and Dead Prez, questions of how a young black man makes his identity in today's world. His words form his weapon of liberation, like Dr. King or Dr. Dre, but is that enough? His poems don't differentiate from one another, droning through relentless beats that endlessly repeat until we find our feet. It's a haze, a rhyming hip-hop daily daze that never breaks away from its rolling thought train.

I suspect St. Julien imagined a beat backing his rhymes and assumed that meant he'd achieved what he'd set out to find. He might be happier on stage, busting a rhyme like Saul Williams to mark light and time. Perhaps he'd better find a stage, because he'd rather sing than read off the page, he'd rather live in an oral rhyming age. But as print artifacts, his constant four-beat rhythm gets hypnotic and never achieves traction. So on the final page, I still feel unfulfilled.

These poems would make good slam fodder, good stage patter, ginning up listeners to stomp their feet and cheer. If you imagine yourself in St. Julien's hip-hop métier, you can hear these rhymes in your mind's ear. But on the stark unchanging page, the moment and place lose their sense of beauty and grace in the face of his unrelenting hip-hop pace. St. Julien has a good ear, and if I learn he's playing live, I'll probably be there. That's probably his natural home anyway.
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A must read! Aaron St. Julien is a metaphoric genius. He touches on life experiences that we can all relate to. Rising above earthly temptations and limitations with every page, Transforming pain and fear into hope and love with every word
From his deepest fears to his greatest aspirations, his journey became my own. So refreshing, causing me to stop and rethink the meaning of life, the goal of self actualization, the nature of relationships and the essence of our divinity. And to remember "that our every meeting is Sacred" This book of poetry will enlighten, inspire, uplift and liberate you!
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