Unsolicited Press Announces Availability of Are You Ready to Love Yourself a Black Man? By Kris Godspeed Amos
Portland, OR— August 20, 2019 — Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of Are you Ready to Love yourself a Black Man by Kris Godspeed Amos. Exposed. Vulnerable. Words that describe the poetry in Kris Godspeed Amos’s collection, but certainly not the only one: Love. Survival.Perseverance. These too stand out.
Are you Ready to Love yourself a Black Man? allows us, readers of literature/purveyors of society a direct view of our relationships with African-American men. The collection, short in pages, is full of depth and deep introspection on concepts such as mental health issues, relationship and family conflict, and intracultural strife, to systematic oppression, racism, prejudice, and sexism. Amos explores his observations, contributions, and position on these topics.
Built with lyric in mind, the underbelly of each poem is rhythm. This beat tells the story of the Black Man, and his relationship with the world. Completely relevant and in desperate need of reflection by a society that still hasn’t fully experienced the love of a man of color, Are you Ready to Love yourself a Black Man? is meant to be read by all regardless of color, race, religion, sex, or gender.It is a book designed to start conversations and discussions on the topic that matters most: humanity is universal.
Kris Godspeed Amos is a poet from the west side of Detroit, MI. He began writing poetry at the age of eleven and has continued to develop in his craft. His poetry is influenced by the music of artists such as Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and DMX. Amos’s style of writing reflects the lyrics of early hip-hop artists that spoke about pain, struggle, and the difficulty they faced while navigating life.Amos’s first book of poetry, “The Embryo of my Manhood”, in 2014. He followed this up with the second edition of the book in 2016, which was referred to as an “elegant, powerful volume” of poetry by Kirkus Reviews (2016). Amos continued to write after publishing his work and is now exploring his art through music. His academic, career, and social experiences encouraged him to reflect further on his life, which influenced his follow-up book, “Are you Ready to Love Yourself a Black Man” (2019).
Are you Ready to Love yourself a Black Man? is available directly from the publisher (www.unsolicitedpress.com) and all major retailers. Ingram Book Group distributes the title to the market.