Amaud Jamal Johnson does in poems what Toni Cade Bambara did in prose: he raises the colloquial language, the imagery and memory of community—the joys of the less fortunate, the music of conversations—and gives light to the beauty of it all..
Amaud Jamal Johnson's Imperial Liquor:
Major Jackson' The Absurd Man:
Major Jackson has done it again! These poems are filled with the wisdom not only of a master poet but also of a man who has taken inventory of his life and of the world in which he lives. The surprises here are never gimmicks, never feel like gambits, but reveal an honesty that few hold the courage to unveil. Grown man poems right here!