My new illustrated book will be coming out in late May. It tells a funny, instructive and true story of a creative anti-racism protest by a group calling itself the Coup Clutz Clowns, in Knoxville, Tennessee. If all goes well, the book will be released on May 26 of 2012, the five year anniversary of the event that inspired the poem.
I wrote the poem shortly after the march, and I’ve been performing it in concerts ever since. I’m thrilled to have finally found the perfect illustrator for the project, and to be making the poem into a 36-page hard cover book. In the month of March, I am inviting people to be a part of making this particular dream come true true. If you would like to see a little video I recorded about the project, read the whole text of the poem and learn more about how you can be a part of it, click here.