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Rants & Rhymes for the Present Times

Rants & Rhymes for the Present Times

by Shelly Stein
     
 
Rants & Rhymes for the Present Times is a wonderful collection of more than 90 biting and witty poems on politics, philosophy, current events, and everything in between. Written by the founder and former operator of Manhattan’s famed Lucky’s Juice Joint, Shelly “Lucky” Stein has been presenting these poems for years at open mics and poetry

Overview

Rants & Rhymes for the Present Times is a wonderful collection of more than 90 biting and witty poems on politics, philosophy, current events, and everything in between. Written by the founder and former operator of Manhattan’s famed Lucky’s Juice Joint, Shelly “Lucky” Stein has been presenting these poems for years at open mics and poetry readings throughout New York City and Upstate New York.

Now 71, Shelly’s rants & rhymes are an expression of both the joy and outrage that he has felt as he has witnessed firsthand the changes in American society and lifestyle throughout the last six decades. The racial intolerance, homophobia, and religious bigotry that were constant realities in his childhood are diminishing, but the ongoing poverty, senseless environmental destruction, and avarice of our leaders is what fuels his poems. It is this duality of joy and anger that Shelly expresses in his writings.

Topics such as McCarthyism, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, The Kennedys, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Sex-Drugs-Rock n’ Roll, Yuppies, and our current 24 hour news cycle are all blended together like ingredients in a giant smoothie, each pouring out as a poem.

The book includes more than 30 beautifully photographs conceptualizing the author’s vision of the feelings and soul of the inner city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015716115
Publisher:
Price World Publishing
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Shelly Stein is a writer, photographer, yoga teacher, and through the years he has had many different jobs and businesses. In 1993, he created Lucky’s Juice Joint and was its owner/operator until 2003. Lucky’s was voted "Number One Juice Bar" by New York Magazine and was a favorite hangout for the downtown creative community.

As a volunteer, Shelly taught yoga at Integral Yoga, to runaway teens and staff at Midtown Central Church, and taught AIDs patrons at the David Geffen Center. He received the Citizens Action Award from Green Guerillas for his work in helping to save New York’s community gardens.

Originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Shelly has lived in Upstate New York, California, all over New York City and has travelled most of the world. Shelly is a proud father and grandfather. His son Michael is a well-known yoga teacher in upstate New York. Shelly currently resides in Manhattan with his beautiful wife Michelle.

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