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Book Title: Dear Father: Turning My Pain Into Power|
The author of the book: J. Ivy
Edition: Atria Books/Beyond Words
The size of the: 539 KB
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Date of issue: January 27th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781582705088
Format files: PDF
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Hip-hop's favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.
J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who's bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO's Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain of being abandoned by his father and growing up in the tough neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side.
So he sat down with pen and paper and processed his pain the only way he knew how—through poetry. The resulting poem, Dear Father, became his vehicle of forgiveness and healing. It is a pivotal poem that has touched and inspired the lives of millions.
Fused with his signature raw lyricism and street consciousness, J. Ivy's memoir shows what it takes to deal with your emotions before your emotions deal with you. His story is personal yet universal, and will inspire others to channel whatever pain they have experienced into their own powerful gift of expression.
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Read information about the authorJ. Ivy is a hip-hop poet, musician, actor and speaker. J. grew up on Chicago's South Side and first discovered his affinity for poetry after a routine school writing assignment. Today, he is a leader in the hip-hop poetry community, having won a Peabody award for his performance on Russel Simmons' Def Poetry. He was also awarded a Grammy for his contribution with Jay-Z on Kanye West's The College Dropout album. J. has collaborated with John Legend, RZA, The Last Poets, The Roots, Common, Mos Def, The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, and many more.
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