While akin to the satiric truth telling of the comedian Bill Hicks or novelist Charles Wright ("The Wig") and bearing a superficial similarity to the majestic litanies of Saul Williams or the righteous indignation of latter-day Beat inspired David Lerner, the Nomad Junkie's writing is both personal and political, aggressive and passive, knowing and mystified.
Blasting the absurdity of our "Hope" era, this hybrid of poem, story, and tirade ("holy rants") pays homage to the rebelliousness of Revolutionary Poets of the past (Bob Kaufman, Ginsberg, Baraka, John Beecher) while forging a new platform for modern authors who seek to play with words while raising consciousness (including their own) and challenge the savagery of humanity.
Free of pretense, MFA-nonsense, or the "coddled cafe Literature," for the Smug Generation, Lying Meat is for anyone interested in modern art, new off-the-grid writers, anarchism, and traditional NY poet-preachers. The revised edition now available May 2012 includes previously unpublished works from the Outlaw Poetry Network -- including favorites such as "Spleen," "Das Ende (for Bob Kaufman," and "All The Smart People I Know Don't Have Children."
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About the Author
Since 1997, he has begged, borrowed, and stolen to support his art. He toured six months doing his own renditions of Beckett monologues & texts by Israel Horovitz and Dick Gregory before finally writing his first screenplay with playwright Ed Bullins. In 1999 he revived James Baldwin's classic "Blues For Mister Charlie" at the National Black Theater in Harlem.
Urged by the Last Poets to continue writing prose during the creation of his 2001 cult-film movie about racism and its consequences, "As an Act of Protest", (written & directed under his stage name, Dennis Leroy Moore) Kangalee's writing is both political and personal. Inspired by the Black Arts Movement, punk, and Theater of the Absurd, Kangalee draws inspiration from his own life as opposed to Literary History or knowledge of the classics. Adopting the "Nomad Junkie" as his nom de plume while homeless and later in a self-imposed exile overseas, he writes for the little man caught in the snow and beneath the corporate avalanche, those who draw lines in the sand--the losers, the rebels, the tormented, and the romantic rovers hovering on the margins of the mainstream who dare to try to make sense of 'Life in Society' and the doorway of 21st Century-Brave New World-ethos.
Currently, he is recording his first spoken word album, "Gentrified Minds", based on his "punk" play about corporate-friendly gentrification and the Nouveau Capitalism emerging as a result and the YES WE CAN generation's struggle to fulfill or betray its destiny.
Kangalee is married and lives in NYC.