YEARS OF REFUSAL coming April 8th

My 1st book of poetry YEARS OF REFUSAL is coming out April 8th, but check out the early reviews from the blog tour

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He digs deep, takes his pain and creates a transformable world of regret, hope, and desire. From the first word, I could feel a sense of fascination and passion through his words.  They are sharp, clear, and unafraid of expression.  I could tell as I dove into (Politics at Work) that I was going to have an incredible experience.  He took me on a journey. He states in the foreword that he “wrote this book when I was angry, upset with the lies some people close to me kept pouring on me, upset with outlook of where this entire world is going and close enough to lose the house I lived in.”  It is important for writers to have a distinct perspective on the world. My favorite writing is writing that is passionate and that comes from a dark place.  I recently befriended Jesse Abundis on Twitter about a month ago, and he has always portrayed a highly unique voice in his tweets.  As soon as he mentioned this book, I jumped at the chance to read it.

He crafts each poem around his life’s experience and the lies he has been told. In fact, we have all been told these same lies.  We are all taught from a very young age of the “American dream.” His dark tale is evident in (New Generation) and (The Hunger).  These have a poignant meaning to the everyday struggle of Americans.  Even I have fallen susceptible to the “lies.” While I do not fully agree with him, I certainly understand his point of view.  He writes with such fervor about how society sugarcoats dreams and living.

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