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The Lyrics of Prince: A Literary Look at a Creative, Musical Poet, Philosopher, and Storyteller By C. Liegh McInnis
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The Lyrics of Prince is an analysis of the lyrical themes, movements, and development of Prince. McInnis seeks to show that Prince is a lyrical talent on par with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and... More > Jimi Hendrix. At the core, the book shows that Prince is a metaphysical poet attempting to reconcile his individual desires in a strict and confining society. Thus, McInnis shows that Prince’s work is a barometer for the sensibilities of the eighties as well as provides insight to the post Civil Rights African American who is grappling with place as an individual, a member of a race, and within the general society. Prince’s work both mirrors and challenges the attitudes of his generation as he is an artist thinking about how best to manipulate as well as solve the fears, pains, and anxieties of his time.< Less
Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi By C. Liegh McInnis
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Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi addresses the lingering issues of Afro-Mississippi struggles while contextualizing present-day issues in the frame of history. The opening story,... More > "Transition," is the tale of a family's flight from rural Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi. The following story, "Poni's Trail," takes the reader to New York City, back to rural Mississippi and finally Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, you meet engaging characters with anger and confusion. One theme that resonates through the pages is Art. The reader is provided with what art and making art means to the characters. The reader also gets a glimpse of some historical issues, including the explanation and history of the HBCU existence, its failures, and successes. While the short stories are entertaining, they provide a sociological and psychological view of the people of Mississippi.< Less
Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation By C. Liegh McInnis
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Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation is McInnis' fourth collection of poetry. In this collection, McInnis uses his poetry to teach and celebrate African American history, culture, and beauty. ... More > Accordingly, he also challenges blacks and whites who continue to create policy or behavior that he sees as detrimental to African Americans. Yet, with all his socio-political fire, McInnis' poems are still driven by his wit and imagery, allowing him to paint pictures that are bold, vivid, and beautiful. This work is a seamless balance of art and protest where readers are encouraged (demanded) to understand that life can be beautiful if we seek to become better than we are.< Less
Confessions: Brainstormin' from Midnight 'til Dawn By C. Liegh McInnis
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Confessions: Brainstormin' from Midnight 'til Dawn is C. Liegh McInnis' second collection of poetry and his most personal. The attention to imagery is still there, but in this collection McInnis... More > seeks to create images that evoke a catharsis in the reader. Though these poems address emotional and psychological pain and development, McInnis' metaphysics seem to take a backseat to his concern with tangible life; yet, by the end of the collection the reader realizes that McInnis' exploration of the tangible has been a symbol of his exploration of the psyche, especially in the matter of how our physical behavior is merely a metaphor of our inner self.< Less
Confessions: Brainstormin' from Midnight 'til Dawn By C. Liegh McInnis
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Confessions: Brainstormin' from Midnight 'til Dawn is C. Liegh McInnis' second collection of poetry and his most personal. The attention to imagery is still there, but in this collection McInnis... More > seeks to create images that evoke a catharsis in the reader. Though these poems address emotional and psychological pain and development, McInnis' metaphysics seem to take a backseat to his concern with tangible life; yet, by the end of the collection the reader realizes that McInnis' exploration of the tangible has been a symbol of his exploration of the psyche, especially in the matter of how our physical behavior is merely a metaphor of our inner self.< Less
Searchin' for Psychedelica By C. Liegh McInnis
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Searchin' for Psychedelica is a seamless blend of physical and metaphysical issues. The imagery is still the core of McInnis', painting pictures that baptize our faded black and white reality in a... More > rainbow of magic realism, making it known that McInnis is searching for more than the trinkets of physical gratification, showing that activities such as sex are merely humanity’s misguided attempt to gain inner peace. This collection contains two of McInnis' most noted and requested poems. "Mississippi Like" shows that the struggle for African Americans to develop a positive sense of self is a metaphysical journey. "My Journey," shows that McInnis' ultimate journey is the liberation of the individual from the mindlessness of the masses. Thus, the joy that the reader finds is created by McInnis' ability to take his individual plight and parallel it to the plight of others seeking to release themselves from the dead-end cage of the social and physical restraint.< Less
Matters of Reality: Body, Mind, and Soul By C. Liegh McInnis
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Matters of Reality: Body, Mind, and Soul is the first collection of poetry by C. Liegh McInnis and shows his balance of all things physical and metaphysical. The core or essence of this work is... More > McInnis' imagery as it is his goal to paint pictures that cause us to see what we often miss. These poems address politics, love, self-discovery, and religion all with the notion that physical pain is a reflection of metaphysical pain and that heal the world means to heal our insides.< Less
Searchin' for Psychedelica By C. Liegh McInnis
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Searchin' for Psychedelica is a seamless blend of physical and metaphysical issues. The imagery is still the core of McInnis', painting pictures that baptize our faded black and white reality in a... More > rainbow of magic realism, making it known that McInnis is searching for more than the trinkets of physical gratification, showing that activities such as sex are merely humanity’s misguided attempt to gain inner peace. This collection contains two of McInnis' most noted and requested poems. "Mississippi Like" shows that the struggle for African Americans to develop a positive sense of self is a metaphysical journey. "My Journey," shows that McInnis' ultimate journey is the liberation of the individual from the mindlessness of the masses. Thus, the joy that the reader finds is created by McInnis' ability to take his individual plight and parallel it to the plight of others seeking to release themselves from the dead-end cage of the social and physical restraint.< Less
Matters of Reality: Body, Mind, and Soul By C. Liegh McInnis
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Matters of Reality: Body, Mind, and Soul is the first collection of poetry by C. Liegh McInnis and shows his balance of all things physical and metaphysical. The core or essence of this work is... More > McInnis' imagery as it is his goal to paint pictures that cause us to see what we often miss. These poems address politics, love, self-discovery, and religion all with the notion that physical pain is a reflection of metaphysical pain and that heal the world means to heal our insides.< Less
Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation By C. Liegh McInnis
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Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation is McInnis' fourth collection of poetry. In this collection, McInnis uses his poetry to teach and celebrate African American history, culture, and beauty. ... More > Accordingly, he also challenges blacks and whites who continue to create policy or behavior that he sees as detrimental to African Americans. Yet, with all his socio-political fire, McInnis' poems are still driven by his wit and imagery, allowing him to paint pictures that are bold, vivid, and beautiful. This work is a seamless balance of art and protest where readers are encouraged (demanded) to understand that life can be beautiful if we seek to become better than we are.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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