Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New Poetry Book — Urban Haiku: A View From the Edge by M. Dewayne Thompson


The abyss can be hypnotic! New hard-hitting collection of urban haiku takes readers to the edge of reality.

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New Poetry Book — Urban Haiku: A View From the Edge by M. Dewayne Thompson

[Urban Haiku] August 18, 2017 – Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of
Urban Haiku: A View From the Edge by M. Dewayne Thompson, who uses haiku to share an inner-city perspective of daily life.

In Urban Haiku: A View From the Edge, Thompson takes the classic haiku form to the gritty, “real talk” precipice, where it has seldom gone before—and these 5-7-5 syllables are not for the faint of heart. The collection includes 400 verses that expose and expound upon the daily reality of the inner-city experience, as well as offering a glimpse of others as they see the world. There can be no conversation on race relations in America without a handbook like this to first understand the prevalent perceptions and reality of those within that conversation!

Many of Thompson’s poems are inspired by events prior to and through the turmoil of the 2016 U.S. election. Some are personal, and some are bizarre, even wacky. Each piece stands on its own, grounded in gritty reality, communicating powerful messages to the reader, and yet all are artfully tied together through this unique medium.

Why have we become / Nation under surveillance? / Friends keep evidence

The rockets’ red glare / No busting caps in the air / Let’s stop this nightmare

Leaders like Bigfoot / We're all here looking for you / But We-Can't-Find-You!?

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

At 112 pages, Urban Haiku: A View From the Edge 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: 978-1-4787-2839-9      Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback             Retail: $12.95             eBook: $5.00

Genre: POETRY / African-American

About the Author: M. Dewayne Thompson is an under-the-radar poet, song writer, activist and student of behavior who lives in Seattle, WA. Urban Haiku is his debut collection and the first installment of a trilogy.  For more information about M. Dewayne Thompson, contact the author at
253-343-0633 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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