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eBook A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge. Poems ePub

by Beau Sia

  • ISBN: 0966204298
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  • Author: Beau Sia
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mouth Almighty Books; 2nd Edition edition (1998)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1146 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1139 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 652

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I have the book by Jewel "A Night Without Armor" and I love it. And I love Beau Sia's work too s. .I have it on an end table in my living room, along side Jewel's A Night Without Armor. You should read them together for the full effect

I have the book by Jewel "A Night Without Armor" and I love it.when I saw this existed I had to get it. It's great. Funny, and unexpectedly deep, which is what I expected. I love reading the two books together. You should read them together for the full effect. Sia has everything down-the picture on the back cover, the titles to the poems, his prefac. t's brilliant.

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A Night Without Armor II book. A Night Without Armor has been so inspirational to me that I've written an entire book of poems in four hours entitled A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge. That's from the introduction. All of the poems in Beau Sia's book take their titles from the ones in Jewel's book. His approximation of Jewel's style is uncanny (This is actually not so terribly impressive, as it's just gibberish with random line breaks which is passed off as free verse - any idiot can do it, but that's part of why this is such a great parody).

It's free and anyone can join.

Inspired to mischief by a reading A Night Without Armor – a book of poems by the folksinger Jewel – Sia quickly composed a parody entitled "A Night Without Armor II: The . A Night Without Armor II: the Revenge. New York: Mouth Almighty Books, 1998.

Inspired to mischief by a reading A Night Without Armor – a book of poems by the folksinger Jewel – Sia quickly composed a parody entitled "A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge. over/and say hello’. ave quickly won a following. Sia then began touring around Europe and the United States.

A Night Without Armor II: the Revenge. New York: Alloy Books, 2000. This book also includes quotes by Sia on what poetry is, the writing process, et. Sanchez, Sonia; Medina, Tony; and Rivera, Lois Reyes, eds. Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam.

Beau Sia is an Asian American poet from Oklahoma City. As an author, Beau wrote the poetry book, A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge. Beau has been featured in the award-winning film Slam and the documentary Slam Nation. and more, Why Freedom Matters, and Spoken Word Revolution. Beau has two spoken word CD's, Attack! Attack! Go! and Dope and Wack. He was a recipient of the California Arts Council Writer-in-Residence grant for Youth Speaks in 2001-2002, and was the lead artist for the Creative Work Fund.

Beau Sia is a Tony Award-winning slam poet. Sia is a two-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge (1998), a satiric response to Jewel’s poetry collection A Night Without Armor (1999). Sia’s poetry and performances often challenge Asian American stereotypes. Sia’s work has been anthologized in Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (1998), Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (2000), and How to Make a Living as a Poet (2005), among other collections.

Revenge poems written by famous poets. Browse through to read poems for revenge. By the nights pass'd in sleepless care, The days of endless woe; All that you taught my heart to bear, All that yourself will know. This page has the widest range of revenge love and quotes. I would not wish to see you laid Within an early tomb; I should forget how you betray'd, And only weep your doom: But this is fitting punishment, To live and love in vain,- Oh my wrung heart, be thou content, And feed upon his pain.

In 1998, Beau Sia didn’t have a prize for a poetry slam he was hosting. Lacking funds, he went to the bookstore and read Jewel’s A Night Without Armor. He then proceeded to spend the next four hours writing A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge, using the same poem titles from Jewel’s book and writing new poems for each. This collection reflects the rebel yell of a child in a celebrity driven culture. Filled with youthful honesty, hilarious angst, and gut punches to the canon, these poems possess a purity few authors allow in their presentations of themselves.

Vintage book

Comments

Gholbithris Gholbithris
I just about died laughing reading this book. What a great find. I have purchased three copies to give as gifts in addition to my own. BUY THIS BOOK!
Ral Ral
I have the book by Jewel "A Night Without Armor" and I love it. And I love Beau Sia's work too so...when I saw this existed I had to get it. It's great. Funny, and unexpectedly deep, which is what I expected. I love reading the two books together.
Nten Nten
I've heard a lot of Sia's stuff from the Def Poetry Jam series, and this definitely does not measure up. I know he did this really quickly and meant to parody Jewel's publication, but I wish he would come out with a book of some of his better works.
Went Tyu Went Tyu
This book is hysterical. I have it on an end table in my living room, along side Jewel's A Night Without Armor. You should read them together for the full effect. Sia has everything down--the picture on the back cover, the titles to the poems, his preface… it's brilliant.

If you happen to love Jewel's poetry, you may find this book upsetting...

Or?

… ENLIGHTENING.

To be clear, Jewel is not a good writer. However, this book could be the best thing that ever happened to Jewel's book; it probably sells more accompanying this book than it does on it's own!

Also: This is a great gift idea for those people who you don't know what to give for Christmas and who you only exchange little gifts with--your brother, the colleague at the office with a sense of humor, your roommate, etc. Best to package it with Jewel's book too, for the full effect.
Gagas Gagas
I don't really believe that "a night without armor II: the revenge" is a parody of Jewel's book. Yes, the cover was parodied, and Beau used all of Jewel's titles as titles for his own poems. But from there, any similarity between what Beau writes and what Jewel wrote ends. He claims to have written this book in four hours, and having known Beau in high school and knowing the way he does things, it's probably true. But the quickness in the writing and the total opposite-of-Jewel's-writing approach he takes should not be taken for a straight parody, as, say, "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Eat It" would be. Beau is original and fresh, and in a world of driveling, whining poets (I did not mention Jewel here out of respect for her fans), I think maybe we need a breath of fresh Oklahoma air.
-the artist formerly known as M. J.
Doktilar Doktilar
This book isn't a piece of art in itself. Divorced from context it's funny as hell, but that's about it. However, it becomes great in comparison to the relentlessly mediocre, staid, trite, and self-indulgent book by Jewel. Nothing against Jewel. I'm sure she's a nice person, and I find some of her music bearable, however, you have to be kidding yourself if you think she can write poetry. SHE CANNOT!
I know that this book probably doesn't deserve five stars. As I said, it isn't anything special in itself. But its sense of occasion, its mordant wit, and its self-deprecating, irreverent, and unholy tone are wonderful, even indispensable.
As for those Jewel fans out there who view this book negatively because of your fan status, get over it. Writers bash each other all of the time. If she didn't want to get slammed for her very personal and private writings, she shouldn't have published them for the whole world to see. I think Sia's book was both a good reality check for Jewel in that it exposed the fact that her poetry needs a whole lot of work, as well as giving free publicity for the book (I read Jewel's book because of Sia's).
In closing, if you aren't uptight, can tolerate foul language, and have a sense of humor, read this book. If you are so much of a Jewel fan that you cannot tolerate detractors, then don't. Pretty simple.
Flash_back Flash_back
This is the funniest book I have ever read. You absolutely don't need to have read Jewel's poetry to appreciate Beau's genius. I love Jewel's music, this book is nothing against her. If anything it's more affectionate satire of Charles Bukowski's poetry. The point is: buy this book, buy it twice. It made me want to be a poet, a very offensive poet, but a poet none the less. To all those who were offended by some of his poems, I understand how you might be, but come on, sometimes we just need to laugh at things that we're not supposed to admit are funny. You'll feel better once you do.
Sia does what anyone with any or without talent could do, trash Jewel's poems. But I argue this book is easy, an easy target. Perhaps if it saves one teenager from taking Jewel's pathetic attempts at writing seriously, it has some worth. But in the end I have to ask, why bother? Especially when Sia has yet to offer the world anything resembling art on his own. In effect then is this book not then a jaded-pop-star-wanna-be parodying who he wishes he could become? I wondered that while reading ...