(Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams


  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Said the Shotgun to the Head
  • Saul Williams
  • English
  • 15 June 2020
  • 9780743470797

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review Said the Shotgun to the Head Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read Ghest and lowest freuencies of understanding into an Incongruent mean of babble and brillian. I was confused yet entranced the whole way through A must for everyone but be ready to bask in the not knowing The Sacred Art Of Fasting (Preparing to Practice) yet entranced the whole way through A must for everyone but be ready to bask in the not knowing

Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Saul WilliamsSaid the Shotgun to the Head

review Said the Shotgun to the Head Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read The greatest Americans Have not been born yet They are waiting uietly For their past to die. Last night I was trying to decide which books to take with me to my parent s house for Christmas picked up this book meaning to read a few lines ended up reading the entire poetry collection in roughly an hour I don t think I ve ever read poetry uite like this before The introduction says that these poems are basically the nonsensical ramblings of a man after a kiss There is a lot of passion in these poems some sexual but the poems are than just about love There s a lot of social commentary and activism in there for example anti war pro culturepatriarchy anti racism Also the references to Langston Hughes and Jimi Hendrix gained Saul Williams some brownie pointsOne thing that did make me cringe was his anti religion stance I m not sure if he s against the idea of religion in general or just against the fact that people do use religion as an excuse to do evil Obviously the last point is true but as a person with a faith I m not going to say that religion has to be bad it really depends on the person and how they use it and interpret it I am very glad to own a copy of this book I can tell I m going to be re reading it again and again

review Said the Shotgun to the Head

review Said the Shotgun to the Head Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read Please give blood Here is the account of a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his hi. Saul Williams said the shotgun to the head PocketMTV 2003I have had people comment that they sometimes can t tell the difference between what I consider good poetry and what I don t To me it s as simple as can be 999% of the time good poetry deals with the person place or thing section of the category of nouns Bad poetry almost invariable deals with the idea section T S Eliot started out Book 5 of his long poem Paterson with the injunction No ideas but in things It is a retelling of the golden rule of poetry show don t tell What most bad poets don t realize is that it is almost impossible to directly show an idea It is easy to show an idea through things as long as you re willing to accept the ambiguity inherent in that idea Many poets are not willing to do so for fear that either a the reader won t get it or b the reader won t interpret it correctly Either way folks bad poets are talking down to youI tell you all this at the beginning of this review because I have not recently encountered a book of poetry where both sides of the euation are so well defined as they are in said the shotgun to the head the third book by slam champion Saul Williams I figured going into this that I was going to be getting a book of bad poetry as usually defined by the slam community where how you perform the poem and how naked your message is are important by far than whether you ve crafted a good poem or not A uick flip through before I began reading strengthened this impression with lots of indentation font changes different sizes black pages this is exactly the kind of stuff I expect from someone who uses this sort of trickery to disguise the fact that he simply can t write Then I read the first three sections and I was blown away from now oncitieswill be builton one sideof the streetso that soothsayerswill have wilderness to wanderand loversspace enoughto contemplate a kiss 29 30 Concrete images that convey feelings That s exactly the type of thing I m talking about The language is a bit looser than I usually like but Williams has the concept of how to write damn good poetry down pat and he does a fantastic job of realizing it in these first three sectionsThe inevitable political sections crop up despite this being a love poem and for a while there he manages to keep it up viz this gem from p 56 where is that voice from nowhereto remind usthat the holy ground we walk onpurified by native bloodhas rooted treeswhose fallen leavesnow color codea sacred list of demands but as the vast majority of political poets are wont to do he gets to a point where he no longer seems to trust the reader to get the point unless he spells it out for us in three foot high red neon and brands it into our foreheads given all the fontastic trickery in this book I m sure I d mean that literally if he could have figured out a way to do so as in we are exiting your colosseumand encircling your box officedemanding our families backour rituals backour cultures backour languages backand our gods 68 I ll certainly give praise where prise is due that Williams at least realizes that if you must do this thing at least you should try to go from concrete to vague and in that respect it s better than 99% of the political poetry that I ve read but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouthThat said while the political runs throughout this piece it s usually enmeshed in the concrete images and language that mark the first section I uoted and overall the book s good points outweigh its bad pretty strongly It s that rare example of slam poetry that manages at times to bridge the gap between performance poetry and art and it s worth checking out


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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read Holy shit I'm crying just typing this review even though I finished the book like 10 minutes ago This is the book that reignited my love for poetry Although only half this book made sense to me and typically that would infuriate me this was just absolutely GORGEOUS Williams had me from page one and in this book he criticized the patriarchy war religion and this was generally just a roller coaster ride that bro

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    Saul Williams À 5 Read (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Last night I was trying to decide which books to take with me to my parent's house for Christmas picked up this book meaning to read a few lines ended up reading the entire poetry collection in roughly an hour I

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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams said the shotgun to the head is a very strange people who are nicer than me would probably say uniue and complex poem I wanted to write this review for a couple of days now and I really struggled I struggled because A I feel like I haven't properly understood what Saul was trying to say and B I understood enough to be overwhelmed with what I want to discuss Upon skimming some reviews here on Goodreads I am reassured because I do

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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Said the shotgun to the head is genius Just pure genius I don't know where that man got his talent but I'd so love to just pick his brain He's so good he makes me want to be better at everything i doI want to be as good at anything as he is at writing poetryI will never stop looking for that thing and when I find it my

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    review Said the Shotgun to the Head (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read Saul Williams said the shotgun to the head PocketMTV 2003I have had people comment that they sometimes can't tell the difference between what I consider good poetry and what I don't To me it's as simple as can be 999% of the time good poetry deals with the “person place or thing” section of the category of nouns Bad poetry almost invariable deals with the “idea” section T S Eliot started out Book 5 of his long

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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams This blew my mindI was at a local bookshop with a friend on a blustery day in December We both grabbed the book at the same

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    review Said the Shotgun to the Head (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read Not even half of this made sense to me so I'm not going to rate itAll I can say is that I saw a lot of potential and interesting topics not only love but also social commentary and political stuff but the format just didn't work for m

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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Saul Williams À 5 Read I've read it a couple of times and it seems different every timeIt's a bit Allen Ginsberg a bit EE Cummings a bit Hollywood a bit blues and bit hatred a bit love and a bit paprika It's artsy and lively The type is uniue anbd you reall

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    (Said the Shotgun to the Head) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Saul Williams Saul Williams is a hip hop artist actor writer and slam poet apparently best experienced live If that’s the case his poetry collection said the shotgun to the head is the euivalent of canned laughter said the shotgun to the head is one big poem broken into numbered sections counting down from 10 Williams starts his pretentiousness in the introduction stating his belief in a female god because of a passionat

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