Identity Crisis: A Memoir by Christopher K.P. Brown (New Chapbook! – July 6,2015)

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Identity Crisis: A Memoir (New Chapbook) by Christopher K.P. Brown

Copies available for $10.00.
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Orders will be shipped out the same day.
Here’s the list of poems included in this project:

1. The Beautiful Struggle
2. God’s Son
3. Iron Flags
4. Soul Food
5. Strictly Business
6. Gifted Hands
7. One Day It’ll All Make Sense
8. Any Given Sunday
9. When Disaster Strikes
10. The Blueprint
11. He Got Game
12. Reflection Eternal
13. The Love Below
14. Do The Right Thing
15. A Soldier’s Story
16. It Was Written
17. Things Fall Apart
18. Dead Presidents
19. Life After Death
20. State Property
21. The New Danger
22. Only Built For Cuban Linx
23. Future Without A Past
24. The Tipping Point
25. Training Day
26. Higher Learning

Almost ten years ago when I was finishing college in Georgia, I began piecing my life together. By that I mean I began writing notes and stories about events and things that I remember happening to me as far back as I could remember. At the time, I’d come to the realization that I would never have a mother or a father in my life again. My mother had been diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer’s) and my father had passed due to complications with diabetes. I was twenty-one. I actually felt like an orphan and I had never really gotten many answers from either of my parents about who they were which made me feel like I didn’t know who I truly was. In response I began doing a lot of research on my family tree and I began writing my own story as well. After I had pages and pages of notes and stories, I began to use this information to write poems. I allowed a few professors and poetry friends to read and critique these poems then I put them away in a box for ten years. Recently, I pulled them out and read them (and even made revisions to some). I’m thirty-one now and I’ve really been having trouble putting my life in perspective again. These poems have helped with me that. In reading them again, I realize how much these poems explain who I truly am. I perform a lot and I host a lot but I often feel misunderstood. I feel like people don’t have a true idea of who I am. This is true of most poets but I really do want people to know me. That’s why I’m releasing this project.

Along with the original poems I’ve included ten completely new poems written over the last two years. These poems are all follow up poems to some of the things addressed in the poems I wrote ten years ago.

I’m really proud of this project and nervous at the same time because I never really let people take such a close look at my life but these poems have been a healing process for me. They have helped me understand who I am. I think these poems will help my readers, friends, and fans understand who I am. Maybe it will even encourage you to began writing your own memoir. It’s a practice I suggest for anybody who feels like they’re searching for something.

As always, feedback is encouraged and thank you in advance for your support on this project.

-Christopher K.P. Brown

Oh, what is a chapbook you’re asking? Well, it’s a small book of poetry, roughly 5 inches by 8 inches. Most importantly it is worth your hard earned $10. If you’re not satisfied with the product once you’ve received it and dissected it then simply mail it back and we’ll issue you a refund. No problem. I stand by my work and quality is key.

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The Christopher K.P. Brown Chapbook Collection (Order Here)

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Lately I’ve been working hard on hosting events, publishing chapbooks, and promoting poetry events through my website, http://www.poetry247.com. However, my first love is written poetry. This year (2015) I plan to release a new chapbook and a new CD. With that being said, I’d love to sell off all of the copies of my previous projects before I begin work on a new project. The collection that you are ordering contains the four chapbooks I released between 2009 and 2015. This includes almost one hundred poems, an essay, and a few other surprises. Each of these chapbooks were sold at $10 a piece at some point so ordering this collection for only $10 is a pretty big discount. My main goal here is to share these projects that I’m really proud of so that I can move on to a new project that I can be proud of. The profits from these orders will go towards studio time and the miscellaneous expenses that come with putting out new work. I would love to have your support on this collection. If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment or email me at ckpb02@gmail.com. All orders will be shipped out within a week. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Brown vs. The Bored of Education (Chapbook) – New Poetry by Christopher K.P. Brown

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Brown vs. The Bored of Education (New Chapbook) by Christopher K.P. Brown
Copies available for $8.00.
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Orders will be shipped out starting on Friday, August 30.
Here’s the list of pieces included in this project.

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I’m extremely excited to be releasing new material. While I’ve released some audio within the last two years I haven’t released any written work since 2010 (In My Lifetime). I’m really proud of this project and I think it really represents who I am at the age of 29. Much of this project evolves around the poem #LINEAGE. Once you receive the chapbook you’ll see how and you’ll see how the title of the book plays into that theme. I cover some things in this chapbook that I think we don’t address much in our society. For instance, What Doesn’t Kill You is a poem written about depression among Black men. It’s an issue we rarely discuss but it’s an issue that needs to be discussed. Numerous famous African-American males have committed suicide within the last couple of years. It seems to be a new epidemic not only among celebrities but among Black men in general.

This project will also mark the first time I truly discuss love and relationships in my poetry. It’s a topic I’ve avoided talking about for probably ten years as far as poetry I’ve released to the public. My life over the last year however centered around being in a relationship so it only feels right to be transparent in my poetry regarding love and relationships.

I plan on adding quite a few of these poems to my performance catalog so if you catch me at a show anytime over the next few years you’ll probably have a chance to hear some of the poems that are included in this chapbook.

I look forward to your purchase of this chapbook and thank you for the continued support. Peace.

-Christopher K.P. Brown

Oh, what is a chapbook you’re asking? Well, it’s a small book of poetry, roughly 5 inches by 8 inches. Most importantly it is worth your hard earned $8. If you’re not satisfied with the product once you’ve received it and dissected it then simply mail it back and we’ll issue you a refund. No problem. I stand by my work and quality is key.

Order Your Copy Here OR Numerous Copies Here!

Preview of Death vs. Destiny which is also included in Brown vs. The Bored of Education:

Christopher K.P. Brown – Since 1984 (New Album)

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Release Date: March 19, 2013

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Since 1984 (Tracklist):

1. Strange Game (ft. E The Poet-Emcee)
2. Harlem 2 Haiti
3. I’m Already Home
4. I Still Love H.E.R.
5. Death Vs. Destiny
6. Don Cornelius (aka What Doesn’t Kill You?)
7. Whole Foods
8. Crucial Conflict
9. Mahogany
10. Remember Me

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Wrapping Hot Dogs & Writing Poems

I used to wrap hot dogs for a living. From 2007 to 2011 I woke up everyday and went to work at a Food Court where I put on a hairnet to wrap hot dogs and cook pizzas for five to eight hours at a time. At the end of the night I’d wash four huge sinks full of dishes, mop the floor, and hope to get home by midnight. I graduated from college during the middle of a recession so even though I had a college degree my best option at the time was to take a job in a local food court. With my paycheck I would pay my rent, other bills, and always put a significant portion in a separate bank account to go towards my poetry. I’d work 40 hours a week at my job and at least 20 hours a week on poetry. I actually enjoyed my job but I knew I wasn’t suppose to spend the rest of my life in that food court. A year ago today, on July 27 the bosses brought me into the upstairs office. They sat me down and told me I was fired. That day I told myself I’d never work a 9 to 5 again. I’ve been paying all of my bills with poetry since then. No unemployment checks, no assistance. All poetry.

I started that job in October of 2007. A month before I’d released a spoken word CD titled POETRY: a hip hop album. I’d spent two years (2005-2007) working on the project and I was really pleased with the outcome. I’ve always felt that it was my best album. Unfortunately, because I had to go to work everyday and I was working on applying to grad school I never had a chance to properly promote that album. I’ve always regretted not being able to give that album the attention it deserved. I’ve always felt that it’s important that poets spend just as much time promoting their project as it took them to complete project. With that being said, we’ve decided to re-release POETRY: a hip hop album. We chose today to re-release album since today marks a year since I’ve been paying my bills solely from poetry.

The album has 14 tracks. We spent two years working on the album. The first half of the album focuses on Black male identity. The second half of the album is a tribute to Black women. We’ve sold over 500 copies since it’s release in 2007. We look forward to your support of this project. To purchase your copy simply visit http://www.dancingwithscars.com and click on the album cover near the top of the page. The album only costs $9.95. That includes a hard copy of the album AND the download code. Thank you in advance for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the album.