Michelle Muir's debut poetry collection brings a new and confident voice in the hip hop genre to the printed page. Muir's poetry skillfully blends the language of the contemporary urban environment with her personal take on African-Canadian rhythmic and polyrhythmic stye. The playful candence of her voice leaps from the pages of Nuff Said, compelling the reader forward on a wild ride through music, life, education, community pride, love, erotic desire, political irony and probing questions of race, class and gender.
"Poetry of this genre requires a voice that is powerful and full of conviction . .. that is what the urban voice is. Michelle captures that voice every time with her blend of prose, music and poetry; you get the the rhythm, the sounds and the message. " - Craig Manniz, Offshoot Communications
"Michelle's poetry works . .. whether you read it or hear it. .. there is beat and timing and there is message. .. that is the stuff great songs are made of. " - Jelleestone, Canadian Hip Hop recording artist
Michelle Muir is a fourth grade teacher with the Peel District School Board as well as a porfessional storyteller and a poet. She won the national title of CBC Poetry Face-Off champion in both 2006 and 2007.
Nuff Said 1Mich-Understood (1) 2Words That Taste Good 3Mich-Understood (2) 4Brazen Hussy 5Poem Place 7Mich-Understood (3) 10A Few Of My Favourite Things 11I Miss the Third World Bookstore 13De Malton Man Dem 16A Present For Mr Mandela 21Mich-Understood (4) 25To Do 26Untitled 27The Thread 29School Daze 33We Be 37I Hope They Ask the Things I Didn't 40Mich-Understood (5) 46Work In Progress 47Jarvis Street 4:30AM 48I Want 50Mich-Understood (6) 52August 54N 55Caged Bird Revisited 57Ain't That Some Shit? 59Lapses in our Synapses 62Some More Shit 66Mich-Understood (7) 67Jazzzzzzzzz 68Friendship in the Key of B 70Kidspeak Guru 71One of the Good Guys 75Stone Poet . . . The Definition of a King 77Weapon Song 79In Those First Three Minutes 82Sunday Kind Of Love 87My Fantastic Voyage to Planet Irresistible 91Acknowledgements 96
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