“Nazza” Poems by Slippery Elm now available in the Jellyfish store
Slippery Elm, the emcee in cahoots with AstroLogical, has just released his first book with Swamp Lantern Books and it is available here at Jellyfish Recordings. The book includes the lyrics to “Milky Ways (And Other Galactic Phenomenon)”. You can get the book alone or grab the book and limited edition CD together for 15 bucks!
Published in 2011 on the Summer Solstice, Nazza is Slippery Elm’s first book of poetry. With a deep sense for rhythm and the musicality of words, Slippery builds upon the inspirited, extemporaneous poetry of oral traditions, delivering outpourings of desire, magic, and passion, that make stars spin and flowers bloom. Floating under the Snake of Time, disappearing into otherworldly puddles, pan-piping in thunderstorms, facilitating weddings in old growth forests, blockading oil-tankers with guardians of the sea, feeling the Itch of poison industry canal-side in Amsterdam, voicing tree-house desire, inking your soul with a love tattoo, summoning the trees, singing the Songs of Crocus & song-of-songs passion outbursts through lion eyes, meditating on the seasons, canoeing across the stars, hurling messages beyond the ninth wave to far-off Love, natural Death, and years to come, it is Slippery Elm’s call for social change, and his energetic offering to the creative forces of the Universe. Included inside are the lyrics to his acclaimed jazz hip-hop album Milky Ways & Other Slippery Galactic Phenomena.
“Nazza is a collection filled with poems of sensuality and wildness cut with a sharp, urban edge. Primal, pagan, and ecstatic, they express a sense of place and the energy of youth. Here are poems to chant by firesides and read under cedars in the rain.”
— Erynn Rowan Laurie, author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom
— Rex Weyler, author of Greenpeace: The Inside Story