This book is a single poem in the voice of a man that is telling of the coming of a female messiah that he has known intimately. She is One and many: Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction and creation; Oya, the Yoruba Orisha of death and rebirth; the Holy Ghost, the woman returned to her rightful place in the Holy Trinity (’cause that Father, male child, and ghost stuff is clearly a manmade attempt at making divinity in His image). This book was written over 4 years, between 1999 and 2003. It is also Saul’s response (to the American response) to 9/11.
About Saul Williams
Saul Williams is an acclaimed poet, musician, and actor. The film Slam, which he cowrote and starred in, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1998), and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has contributed to TheNew York Times, voiced Jean-Michel Basquiat in Downtown 81, and cut records with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor. He has spoken at more than 200 universities where his poetry has been added to the curriculum of dozens of creative writing programs, and has taught poetry/performance workshops around the world. He recently starred in the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. His books include She, , said the shotgun to the head., and The Dead Emcee Scrolls. He lives in New York.