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Broke Baroque Paperback – July 1, 2013
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About the Author
TONY MEDINA, two-time winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, is the author/editor of sixteen books for adults and young readers, including I AND I, BOB MARLEY, MY OLD MAN WAS ALWAYS ON THE LAM, BROKE ON ICE, AN ONION OF WARS, and THE PRESIDENT LOOKS LIKE ME AND OTHER POEMS. Medina’s poetry, essays and fiction appear in numerous publications. The first Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University, in 2013 Medina was awarded both The Langston Hughes Society Award and the first African Voices Literary Award.
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This satirical masterpiece combines wit and humor revolving around the highly charged, serious and not so serious concerns facing this colorful and lively character. While reading Broke Baroque, I imagined myself sitting in front of him as if he were a great orator and I was baring witness to history in the making. He weaves tales of political exploits, social mores and injustices that allow the reader to gain a new perspective on the world in which they live.
Medina has done it again!
The Poetry here follows it's predecessor, Broke On Ice and as before, I continue to embrace humor, sadness, upliftment and heartbreak thru the Eyes and Words of Broke; Broke Baroque consists of beautifully witted Poetry, inhaled, exhaled and voiced all at the same time on homelessness, capitalism, poverty and the very bruised blues of life being choked out of you.
You laugh with Broke, not at Him...You are sad about Broke's situation, yet not for Him, because Broke doesnt feel sorry for himself. Vivid descriptions of a very unfortunate life out of the mouth of Broke, reveals an even more vivid description of a past life, past ideas, prosperity past...Something or Someone in his life were lost. The more i read, the more i become interested in Him and what existed of his life before now.
Perhaps Broke is the spirit of poverty itself, warning us, teaching us, demanding us to be moved with compassion and to not judge while we truly do relish in a freedom that we take for granted, realizing that life isnt as f***** up as it seems within our own personal lives...Yeah, it's deep like that. Broke Ain't No Joke-
The promotion of this book also contains a great video by Tony Medina, and it's great, here's the link:
Tony Medina is a genius with this offering as with all of his work. I appreciate Him and his Genius very much.