The Inside of an Orange

by James B. Golden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/26/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781475947656
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781475947663
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781475947670

About the Book

The Inside of an Orange presents the third poetry project of NAACP Image Award Winner James B. Golden. This lively collection is filled with anecdotes about creating a happier life through spirituality and acceptance. His poetry reflects his experiences and responses to cultural events over the past year, including the passing of greats Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Donna Summer, Don Cornelius, and Nick Ashford.

Golden’s newest work promotes themes of Blackness (“I Love You, Black Man”); self-acceptance (“A Better-Looking Me”); quirkiness (“Why Are You Forcing Me to Eat Vegetables”); and a variety of other provocative topics. It explores the ideas of healing and spiritual growth with a voice that is at times funny, reflective, inquisitive, and celebratory—and always genuine.

About the Author

James B. Golden was born and raised in Salinas, California, and received his MPA and BA in English and Pan-African studies arts and literature from California State University–Northridge. His articles have appeared in such periodicals as VIBE, Clutch Magazine, Jazz Times, and Our Weekly. He is the author of Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain, winner of the 2012 NAACP Image Award, and Sweet Potato Pie Underneath the Sun’s Broiler, winner of the Langston Hughes Award. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is a freelance music and pop culture journalist.