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Rondall Brasher

Rondall 'N'rituall' Brasher

Poetry is defined by most accounts as an artistic rendition, primarily in written or spoken form, that depicts a cognitive and imaginative awareness of an experience. The language and its delivery, whether  that may be in written or spoken form, are chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm. It is also simply defined as something written by a poet. A poet is defined as someone whom is "especially" gifted in the "perception" and "expression" of the beautiful or lyrical.

I have started off with these definitions to incite a thought process that relates to an art form with an appeal to me like no other. I hope that my introduction does not come off as some elitist diatribe. I am here to express a subjective truth in the form of my opinion. I am open to dialogue with anyone whom agrees or disagrees with me. In the end, all I want to do is keep it real.

My opinion is formulated by my overt love for words. Words are my music and I play them on paper and vocally. I enjoy the flavor of others whom do the same. The absorption of these words from others keeps me in tune with myriad of poetic meanderings. All in all, they bring joy to my tongue and excite my mind.

My name is Rondall Brasher and I have been a lover of poetry for over three decades. I learned to read through the poetry of Dr. Seuss; I learned to have faith from the poetry Kahlil Gibran; I learned to rebel through the poetry of Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, Mutabaruka, and Sonia Sanchez.  Anyway, you get the idea.

If you have any questions or comments for me please send an email to: rondall_b@yahoo.com. I will respond as quickly as possible. I am also open to hosting poetry chats.

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Rondall Brasher has Written 15 Book Review(s) for AALBC.com
  1. Baring My Soul by Stacey Tolbert
  2. Black Power Inc.: The New Voice of Success by Cora Daniels
  3. Black Swan (Pitt Poetry Series) by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  4. Blues Poems by Kevin Young
  5. Doña Julia by Alberto O. Cappas
  6. Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking from Black Culture by Greg Tate
  7. Jelly Roll: A Blues by Kevin Young
  8. Ostinato Vamps: Poems by Wanda Coleman
  9. Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art by Tony Medina, Samiya Bashir, and Quraysh Ali Lansana
  10. Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook by Haki Madhubuti
  11. Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  12. The Billion Dollar BET: Robert Johnson and the Inside Story of Black Entertainment Television by Brett Pulley
  13. The Black Dancing Body: A Geography from Coon to Cool by Brenda Dixon Gottschild (2003-10-06) by Brenda Dixon Gottschild
  14. The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovanni
  15. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir by E. Lynn Harris




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