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Kola_boof
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Post Number: 4911
Registered: 02-2005

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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 03:08 pm:   

By Kola Boof:


Fuc/k Haiku
Mama say Been-to
Mama Hey
Mama Say!




*I call this Haiku poem "Haiku Is Dead"
and will use it in my next book, Cynique.
_________

Been-to poetry is the best poetry, Cynique.

In my book "Nile River Woman", a book that
was acclaimed by the N.Y. Times, I wrote
sparse 1-page been-to poems but it can done at
epic lengths.


http://www.amazon.com/Nile-River-Woman-First-Poems/dp/097120196X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232913941&sr=8-1


Ousmane Sembene and Franz Fanon were two
of the first BEEN-TO writers/poets.






Definition of Been-to writing:

(a) You are from Africa (which is all black
people) but you have been to somewhere else
for such a long spell that your writing is now
shaped by both places.

Africans back home call us "been-to" writers.

Aretha Franklin is called a "been-to" singer.

(b) The writing can be read or sung.
It is told in Black traditional Folk "cuts"
with call and response or a percussion
break. Storytelling is traditional, of a Fabulist mode.


_______

**Japanese "Haiku" is introverted and
contrived.

African "been-to" is soulful, expressive
and colorful.





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