Through poetic expression, this book is the beginnings of fulfilling his desire to share knowledge with the younger generation with more about their ancestors and culture; letting them know they are much more than what some in society has labeled them. He hopes through his writing he is able to educate others more about the historical significance of the challenges African Americans as well as the contribution of African Americans throughout history including those events which are very rarely discussed or taught in public schools, such as African American roles in the Civil War.
In URBAN MUSINGS, Anthony Arnold, author of “My People, Our Trials and Tribulations” returns with a powerful, historical and influential compilation of poetry packed with expressions of hope. Arnold's magnificent words resonates a brighter day through remembrance and provoking change. “Urban Muse” Homeless trying to survive Nowhere to go Children trying to live Streetwalkers and pimps on their corner Living in the hood An adventure for all To live or die Another day in the jungle This is Urban Musings!
This is my third book and in a lot of ways, the hardest to complete. My first two titles gave me clear direction, but when life takes sudden turns, so did my writing. For some reason, my ideas were all over the place this time. Nevertheless, the pieces selected within this book will cover all the terrain in my journey.
Winner of the 2015 National Poetry Award (Freedom Poet of the Year), Anthony Arnold is a poet that has always shed light on inequality and racism. He uses poetry to make the world understand the plight of black people. This is a necessary collection of poetry that shows love to the black community.