Beautiful. And Ugly Too, the critically-acclaimed, second poetry collection from award-winning author M.K. Asante, Jr., reveals through its delicate rhythm, the plurality of being alive. The poems, sketched from influences and drawn from experiences around the world, are colorful comments on the human condition.
The scarred histories and beautiful ideals of a new generation.
-Ari Bloomekatz, Daily Brain
Sensitive yet iconoclastic! His words channel ancestral resistance.
Bruce George, Co-founder of Def Poetry Jam
A vivid, yet carefully constructed meditation on reality, Beautiful and Ugly Too is a timely dissection of twentieth-century isms through verse... life and all of her blemishes reflected through a collage of eloquent vignettes.
Jazmyn Martin, Philadelphia Tribune
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M.K. ASANTE, Jr. is the author of Like Water Running Off My Back, for which he received the American Academy of Poets Jean Corrie Prize. His writings have appeared in Encyclopedia of Black Studies and USA Today, among others. He wrote the screenplay and produced the multi award-winning film 500 Years Later. He can reached via his website, www.asante.info.