Step Up to the Mic:A Poetic Explosion Review
Step Up to the Mic: A Poetic Explosion is an anthology that is edited by Michael J.Burt and published by Poetic Press/Xpress Yourself Publishing. The cover designed was created by The Writer's Assistant and will be released on September 25, 2007. The layout of the anthology, Step Up to the Mic was simply outstanding.
Step Up to the Mic is created in an open mic format and gives an opportunity for various known and established poets/contributing authors to share their words and messages with the mainstream society. Each poet/contributing author offers a different message
and touches on different subjects.
Some of the subjects that are highlighted include love, inspiration, war, politics and revolution.
I think that the introduction to the anthology was phenomenal and very unique and was written by Michael J. Burt and entitled: A Cappella. This piece was very vivid and strong full of imagery and strength.
Another piece that I found to speak of honor and commitment was entitled, Pledge of Allegiance by Akua. I think that this piece is a self-reference and very well crafted. It serves as piece for all of us to reflect and refer to. It also is an educational and historical
Older Than Hip Hop by Tichaona Chinyelu is a revolutionary piece that all of us can relate in some point our lives and also refers to the experiences that are occurring in today's history with Hip Hop. Older Than Hip Hop is very well crafted and profound.
The following poems listed above were just some of my favorite poems.
After reading, Step Up to the Mic: A Poetic Explosion, I am in total awe for words and am thankful for the opportunity to be included in the anthology.
Congratulations to all of the poets/contributing authors for a job well done!
Five Stars Rating
Reviewed by Afrika Midnight Asha Abney
Title: Step Up to the Mic: A Poetic Explosion Author: Various
Editor: Michael J. Burt
ISBN 10: 0-9792500-5-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-9792500-5-6
Pub. Date: September 25, 2007
Audience: Ages 15 to Adult
Page Count: 180
Time Size: 5.5 x 8.5Binding:
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Poetic Press/Xpress Yourself - www.xpressyourselfpublishing.org