January 28, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisWho has heard of the writer and performing artist Dean Atta?
If the answer is yes, then you will know of his work in spoken word, his poetic, musical EP Love Or Money and one of his most popular poems that is dedicated to the memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, ‘I Am Nobody’s Nigger’.
If the answer is no, then that is all likely to change, as Dean looks forward to the debut release of his first book in March, which takes on the title of the striking and memorable title of the poem above.
Spoken of highly as a person and the literature he creates, particularly by those who have had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, Dean is quickly being established as a key figure of poetry within his generation, becoming a Benjamin Zephaniah and Gil Scot-Heron of his time.
Releasing his colleciton of over 30 poems, he prides his book signing as being the result of free giveaways of his EP and a combined effort of musicians and poets who dedicate their skills and time to the art.
Catch his interview with L’ART in issue 12 next week, as we await his debut poetry collection, speak iconic comparisons, workshops, hosting food and poetry nights and find out where we can buy that all important book!
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