Friday, August 28, 2009

Monte Smith's DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES is Out!

DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES by Monte Smith
BOOK FOR SALE!


DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES
Poetry and Social Commentary for the New World Survivalist
by Monte Smith

Paperback $12
E-Book $5

Available at Lulu.com


DON'T SHOOT THE HOSTAGES is more than just another "conscious" or “radical” poetry book. It’s an outspoken contribution towards the clarification and understanding of: Race, White Guilt, Religion, Police Brutality, The Real Drug War, America the Plantation, 9/11, The Prison Industrial Complex and Local/International poverty issues from the perspective of the Revolutionary, The drug dealer/addict, and the common man and woman.

In Coup-like Fashion, Monte’s writing is a Molotov Cocktail headed straight for the government. His words are on fire.


--BRUCE GEORGE Co producer of HBO’S Def Poetry Jam



From beginning to end, Don’t Shoot the Hostages is an unflinching look into the minds of society's forgotten. The poetry, social commentary and contributions in this book are radical, angry, and at times, terrifying.


Monte’s poems read like testimonies of a person going through detox! You feel the extreme pain crawling inside, like worms trying to eat through your rib cage.


--INSOMNIAC MAGAZINE


BUY THIS BOOK NOW!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Monte Smith is an internationally acclaimed Street Poet, Rap Journalist, Community Based Educator and Anti-Racist Activist from Winston Salem NC. He has been described as “a fire-brand… a true revolutionary, I mean raw!” by Bruce George, co-creator of HBO’S Def Poetry Jam. Elemental Magazine wrote “Poetry abounds in Hip Hop, but rarely does an individual’s work transcend the elements and conventions with a such a gripping emotional and political style.” More impressive is what UK’s Hip Hop/Jazz group US 3 had to say "If you drew a line from The Watts Prophets through Gill Scott Heron and Public Enemy to Dead Prez, uncompromising wordsmith Monte Smith would be the latest addition to the club. Listen up!" No wonder the Legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy picked Monte’s poem ‘The Deal is Done’ to record for the audio version of The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press).

http://www.streetpoetmontesmith.com/

1 comment:

Dwayne said...

This book is great, got the book last week, read almost the entire thing. Well worth the dough.