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· My Letter to the President of the United States

· The Measure of a Father

· Obama 08


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· My Soul is not for Sale!

· The Common Man

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· Award Winnning Author and Writer

· The Last Straw

· The Challenge Before Us

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Brooklyn Poet Sings Out

4/3/2005 8:57:00 AM

by Vaughn T Aiken


Press Release, March 17, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2005

Brooklyn poet sings out

BookSurge proudly announces the publication of My Soul is not for Sale, by Vaughn T. Aiken

VERNON, NEW YORK - BookSurge announces the publication of My Soul is Not for Sale, by Vaughn T. Aiken

According to New York Times Best-Selling Author Ellen Tanner Marsh, “To the ever-growing art form that is African-American poetry we must now add the strong new voice of Brooklyn-born Vaughn T. Aiken.”

Aiken’s poetry is a palette from which he has chosen hues of our emotions—rage and melancholy, hope and dismay—the words carrying us along, while daring us to take a closer and more honest look at love, war, and family.

Read his poem, Misunderstood, and find yourself questioning how we see ourselves in terms of race. Aiken doesn’t hold back. Racial injustice and inequality tear at the heart of a society, leaving us diminished and disheartened. At the same time, the poet uses his craft to let us know that he has not allowed his life to be characterized by race.

There is a thread of emotion running through his poetry, and that emotion is anger. Why should he not be angry, when he lives in and shares our world, one populated by abusers and narrow-minded politicians? In his poem, The Seed, he writes about planting a seed within himself. Is this the seed of creativity…or one of compassion? And what a wonderful concept, that we can plant this seed and learn about ourselves. But Vaughn Aiken takes this concept one important step further, making us wonder what would happen if we could plant that seed in others and then, miraculously, “everyone started to grow.”

About the author
Vaughn Aiken grew up in Bronx and began his criminal justice career in the US Attorney’s Office, under Rudolph Giuliani. With an understanding of the need for the African American community to empower itself, he has been active in the Black Alumni Association, the Center for Workers Education Alumni, and the Latino American Alumni of CUNY, where he encourages people of color to pursue a college education. A resident of Westchester County, Vaughn is married and the father of two daughters. He is currently working on another book of poetry and a children’s book.

For more information, please contact Vaughn Aiken at 914-980-6519 or vaughntroyaiken.aol.com.

Books are available to order at Booksurge.com, Amazon.com, Allibris.com, Barnes&Noble.com, R.R. Bowkers, Books in Print, and Global Books in Print.







More News by Vaughn T Aiken

· Obama 08 - 9/2/2008 10:31:00 AM
· Order My Soul is not for Sale! - 12/15/2007 11:36:00 PM
· Reflections - 10/28/2007 3:59:00 PM
· Award Winnning Author and Writer - 5/31/2006 2:03:00 PM
· The Last Straw - 9/4/2005 10:06:00 AM
· The Challenge Before Us - 8/14/2005 3:01:00 PM

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