Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New African-American Poetry Collection: Herd of Tusks by Lobibah Oji Baraka

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Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New African-American Poetry Collection: Herd of Tusks by Lobibah Oji Baraka

May 23, 2017 – Denver, CO and Baltimore, MD – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of Herd of Tusks, a new collection of poetry by Lobibah Oji Baraka. Featuring 48 poems, this well-balanced anthology takes readers through a kaleidoscope of life experiences, from family and elders, lovers and loves, to death, crime and urban plight.

Baraka’s command of figurative language and wordplay produces an articulate, forceful and fascinating voice in contemporary free verse and showcases his brand of sociopolitical commentary with colorful strokes of humor and hyperbole. Throughout the book, he uses a recurring visual representation of elephants—animals known for their long memory and fierce devotion to family and community—creating an underlying cohesive thread.

[Herd of Tusks] Readers are finding Herd of Tusks to be an enjoyable experience, and OnlineBookClub.org reviewer e-tasana-williams gave the collection a perfect rating:

“Mr. Baraka's writing is so engaging that I can almost hear the verses in my head as I read them. Some pieces are hard-hitting while others are playful. It is easy to imagine him performing at a poetry slam and dropping the mike at the end of a powerful piece like ‘Let Me See You,’ dedicated to the natural beauty of black women, or ‘I Know What Happens (to Dreams Deferred),’ written in response to Langston Hughes’ 1951 poem ‘Harlem.’”

For more information, visit the author’s website at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore/HerdofTusks.

At 132 pages, Herd of Tusks is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the poetry category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-3966-1     Format: 5 x 8 paperback white glossy   Retail: $14.95    eBook: $5.00

Genre: POETRY / American / African American

About the Author: Lobibah Oji Baraka is a high school English teacher for Baltimore city public schools, where he has taught for 20 years. Herd of Tusks is his debut poetry anthology.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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