Jill Scott's first-ever poetry collection delivers the same earthy, personal, and tell-it-like-it-is voice that fans have grown to know and love. Writing poems and keeping journals since 1991, she shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours. Praised for her honestly erotic, soulful and very real lyrics, Jill Scott uncovers the beauty in healing, the comfort of family, and the stunning vitality of life.
"Jill Scott's fans will enjoy . . . her defiant and vulnerable poems."—Essence"Love that's tough and hard and has to be earned and paid for every step of the way is the stuff of Scott's soulful poetry. We look forward to her next book. She knows how to write."—Rocky Mountain News"Like her music—soulful, erotic, and honest—Scott's collection of previously unpublished poetry delivers the goods."—Uptown Magazine"Jill Scott can now add the title 'author' to her list of accomplishments."—Philadelphia Daily NewsTable of ContentsI. All the Evil and All the LoveAcross Your BreadThe Last TimePotty TrainedThe Downfall of a North Philly FreakYoung Buck Lovin’ on the Kitchen FloorKings at Clubs?Pocket Size #1The Sound of Your NameHe SaysRadio BluesIt’s the Little ThingsPocket Size #4Pocket Size #5Old School Lovin’CautionAgapeUntitled #1 (Love Sucks)Pocket Size #8Dis Niggah (for Leslie)BlueSelfishRevolutionary ManHaiku #6One Second of Warped SecurityNothing Is For NothingII. HaikuHaiku #1Haiku #2Haiku #3Haiku #4Haiku #5III. I Be ThinkingLab Animal (from Inside the Cage to You)SearchingLittle Man in a Box (Catholicism)Pocket Size #3My LifeLifePink Man’s RedemptionUntitledUntitled #2Untitled #3 (in progress)I Forgive YouSpaceWhy RapeIV. Us Sistahs SometimesEnvyPerms, Hot Combs, and CurlersWhen the Women GatherMrs. BirdIndependent Women (for Gia)Independent Women (for Gia too)Let It OutStaciaYoung Miss RussellThe Addiction (for One of the Bravest Women I Will Ever Know)DuafeDuafe Series #2Today 4/4/00 (My Birthday)My Mother Loves MeTree Like She (for Grandmothers Everywhere)Carried AwayOne of the Reasons (for the hoe on the corner)The Truth About AnnanaV. Poetry 4 Poets and Folks Who Would Like to BePocket Size #2Sarcasm and the Woman PoetHow ToUntitled (Listen)One Little HopeI Will WriteWordsA Poet’s HomeHaiku #7To My New Lover (Written on March 27, 1993)$8 Seat (Poetry Night)We the PeopleMusicOnce Upon a TimeThe What-ifs
Jill Scott's double-platinum debut CD "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1” went on to garner a string of impressive accolades and followed with four critically acclaimed albums: Experience Jill Scott 826+, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol 2, Collaborations and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3. She has received two Grammy awards, three Lady of Soul awards, a Soul Train award, a Billboard Music Award and multiple NAACP Award nominations, among many others.