The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours The Poetry of Jill Scott

Jill Scott

St. Martin's Griffin

0312329628

9780312329624

Trade Paperback

144 Pages

$14.99

CAD16.99

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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.

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Praise for The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours

"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"Like her music—soulful, erotic, and honest—Scott's collection of previously unpublished poetry delivers the goods."—Uptown Magazine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 News



Table of Contents

I. All the Evil and All the Love
Across Your Bread
The Last Time
Potty Trained
The Downfall of a North Philly Freak
Young Buck Lovin’ on the Kitchen Floor
Kings at Clubs?
Pocket Size #1
The Sound of Your Name
He Says
Radio Blues
It’s the Little Things
Pocket Size #4
Pocket Size #5
Old School Lovin’
Caution
Agape
Untitled #1 (Love Sucks)
Pocket Size #8
Dis Niggah (for Leslie)
Blue
Selfish
Revolutionary Man
Haiku #6
One Second of Warped Security
Nothing Is For Nothing

II. Haiku
Haiku #1
Haiku #2
Haiku #3
Haiku #4
Haiku #5

III. I Be Thinking
Lab Animal (from Inside the Cage to You)
Searching
Little Man in a Box (Catholicism)
Pocket Size #3
My Life
Life
Pink Man’s Redemption
Untitled
Untitled #2
Untitled #3 (in progress)
I Forgive You
Space
Why Rape

IV. Us Sistahs Sometimes
Envy
Perms, Hot Combs, and Curlers
When the Women Gather
Mrs. Bird
Independent Women (for Gia)
Independent Women (for Gia too)
Let It Out
Stacia
Young Miss Russell
The Addiction (for One of the Bravest Women I Will Ever Know)
Duafe
Duafe Series #2
Today 4/4/00 (My Birthday)
My Mother Loves Me
Tree Like She (for Grandmothers Everywhere)
Carried Away
One of the Reasons (for the hoe on the corner)
The Truth About Annana

V. Poetry 4 Poets and Folks Who Would Like to Be
Pocket Size #2
Sarcasm and the Woman Poet
How To
Untitled (Listen)
One Little Hope
I Will Write
Words
A Poet’s Home
Haiku #7
To My New Lover (Written on March 27, 1993)
$8 Seat (Poetry Night)
We the People
Music
Once Upon a Time
The What-ifs

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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.

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  • Jill Scott

  • 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.
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