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“Saul Williams poignantly articulates the world around us as few people can.”
—Los Angeles Times Magazine
From Saul Williams “the poet laureate of hip-hop” (CNN) comes his greatly anticipated new full-length book of poetry US (a.). In his first work since 2006’s The Dead Emcee Scrolls, Saul presents his ideas, observations, realizations, dreams, and questions about the state of America, the American psyche, and what it means for him to be American.
After four years of living abroad, Saul Williams returned to the United States, his head twirling with thoughts on race, class, gender, finance, freedom—everything that makes up our country. US (a.) is his all-new collection of poems that embodies the spirit of a culture that questions sentiments and realities, embracing a cross-section of pop culture, hip-hop, and the greater world politic of the moment.
Saul Williams explores what social media may only hint at—times and realities have changed; there is a connect and disconnect. We are wirelessly connected to a past and path to which we are chained—it’s time to stop and frisk the moment, make it empty its pockets, and chronicle what’s inside. Here is an extraordinary book that will find its place in the hands and minds of a new generation.
“Saul is every kind of great artist combined into one. He is the best of every genre in one.”