Last Poet Society
Paperback, 95 Pages
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A collection of poetry and prose by Durham-based author Real Money.
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Sep 15, 2012Real Money's The Last Poet Society is as real as it gets. One of my co-workers heard Real perform at a local restaurant and was so impressed that she bought a copy from him after his set. When I first was given the book I didn't know what to think of it. I let it sit on my shelf for a few weeks. One night I decided to crack open the book and see what it was all about, and it exceeded my expectations. Real is a gifted writer as simple as that. Whether it's rap, Biblical pieces, or stories his personality is all over his work. His identity is clear his deeper pieces are reflective however, he doesn't get to attached to the reader he stays a safe distance away. I personally like that, I would much rather read poetry where strength and overcoming adversity is the purpose not drawn out sob stories. I am anxious to see what Real's plans are for the future!
Aug 1, 2012When you hear the name Real Money what are your immediate thoughts? I have read The Last Poet Society and my first impression of him is that he is an intelligent young black man in America. He has all of the intangibles and ingredients to be a special writer/poet. When I first got the book I skimmed through and looked for anything that stood out. What I found was a variety of good to great work. The Wino Soliquoy was a superb piece, and This I Believe was just as good. And these poems were in the latter parts of the book. The amazing thing to me is that for someone so young he managed to put together 95 pages of thought provoking and culturally relevant work. Nothing felt out of place and each chapter of the book had a coherent theme and everything just meshed together you can tell that he put in a great deal of work into making this a success. Real Money is at his best stretching the realms of reality and telling stories from other peoples perspectives. Chapter 3: The Liberation of... More > the Pharmacist is an prime example of this. In a chapter he describes perfectly the rise, and fall of a drug kingpin and he does it with a keen sense of detail and not only describes the good life but the downside and he enters the mind of a kingpin that is creativity at work. The sky is the limit for this young man mark my words he is a name worth mentioning and one worth hearing in the future!< Less
Jul 23, 2012Real Money's work is full of black opulence and decadence. He paints terrific pictures with his words at his best he is a grand storyteller. His best pieces are when he takes you on a journey with fictional characters and weaves in and out of fanasty and reality. Real Money has a soliptic view of himself he is good and he knows it. He has the Jay-z self confidence gene where he is always in control he doesn't go too deeply in to his personal life and when he does he has a certain bravado and defiant attittude. This is a good start for a young kid or anybody period it's obvious that this guy is wise beyond his years he's a top flight kind of talent the future is bright!
Jul 11, 2012This book was recommended to me by a friend I am an avid reader and am always looking for new material to read. I applaud Real Money for doing what it took to get this book published. I didn't understand a some of the things he was saying just because of the difference in age and life experience. I would like to see him perofrm some of these pieces live to help me better understand some of the emotions that he was trying to evoke. Besides that I thought it was a good read. Real Money does not lack confidence and I love that he's not the type to pour his emotions on each and every piece but he's at his best when he's telling stories with fictional characters as the focal points. He keeps an arm length distance from his readers and i have no problem with that. As a poet I don't think he fits into one particular mold he's just a talent and that's enough for me. Support this young poet and buy his work!
Jul 11, 2012The Last Poet Society is an interesting read no doubt. The title itself say a lot. Real Money has a confidence to him that is borderline arrogance a lot of his material is full of solipism and a swaggering bravado that I have mixed feelings about. He has talent and he knows it but for him to call himself King or compare himself to God come on now. What I do like and where he shines at is telling stories from other people's perspective 'Meet the Neighbors and Last Kings' come to mind. He seems at his best when he's able to play narrator you really don't get much of a glimpse into his actual life. Reading his book I learned nothing new about him he's talented yes but he can still get better as an actual poet right now he's posing.
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- Matthew Gaylord (Standard Copyright License)
- McKinnon Press
- March 16, 2012
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.42 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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