"This is a ground breaking anthology! Contributing poets include: Sonia Sanchez, Honoree Jeffers, Lenard D. Moore, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Cornelius Eady, and yours truly Valjeanne Jeffers-Thompson (Valjeanne Jeffers)."
"This is an awesome anthology spotlighting the poetry and prose of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective (CAAWC). Contributing authors include L. Teresa Church, Gina Streaty, and Vajeanne Jeffers-Thompson (Valjeanne Jeffers)"
""Dr John Smethers takes us on a deeply personal journey, looking at the root causes and effects of a sub-culture populated by society's social outcasts. Drug addicts, alcoholics and petty criminals are studied from the unique perspective of someone who has not only 'been there'...""