Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron

Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron


"A poet and polemicist whose lyrics have encouraged and galvanized generations."  —GQ

One look at Now after which and it turns into obvious that this isn't purely a suite of a songwriter's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed "bluesologist" triumphantly stand all alone, evoking the rhythm and urgency that have individual Gil Scott-Heron's occupation. This collection carries the reader from the worldwide issues of political hypocrisy and the hazards posed through capitalist tradition to painfully own subject matters and the realities of recent day lifestyles. His message is black, political, traditionally actual, pressing, uncompromising, and mature, and as correct now because it used to be within the early 1970s.

About the Author

A hugely influential and largely widespread singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, poet, novelist, and socio-political commentator, Gil Scott-Heron is still a distinct and significant determine in worldwide track. With greater than 20 albums to his identify, his politically charged output has received him a world following.

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