Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013 by Abiodun OyewoleBranches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013 by Abiodun Oyewole

Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013

byAbiodun OyewoleIntroduction byBetty J. DopsonEditorGabrielle David

Paperback | May 12, 2014

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BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE is the first comprehensive volume of poems by Abiodun Oyewole, many of them never before published. Oyewole's poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving. Over the course of his forty year career and his long affiliation with The Last Poets, Oyewole is one of several poets credited for liberating American poetry by creating open, vocal, spontaneous, energetic and uncensored vernacular verse that paved the way for spoken word and Hip Hop. Using the spiritual, the sacred and the mystical, Oyewole often turns to the tree as a symbol of change and growth. His poetry rebranches into different directions, becoming grandeur in its proportions, and more complexly diversified in its structure. BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE is a living testament to a stunning career that confirms Abiodun Oyewole's place at the forefront of poetic achievement. Featuring an Introduction by Betty J. Dopson.
ABIODUN OYEWOLE is a poet, teacher, and founding member of the American music and spoken-word group the Last Poets, which laid the groundwork for the emergence of Hip-Hop. Over the years, Oyewole has collaborated on more than a dozen albums and several books. He travels around the world, performing poetry and teaching workshops. www.ab...
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Title:Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole 1969-2013Format:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:May 12, 2014Publisher:The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars,Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940939038

ISBN - 13:9781940939032

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