FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2013
Cook Creative Contacts: Andy and Kelly Cook
Phone: (502) 224-2027
Poet, Ron Whitehead’s best book to date - no April Fool!
If you have ever doubted the talent, the gift of Ron Whitehead, then this book will make you a believer.
I REFUSE I WILL NOT BOW DOWN I WILL NEVER GIVE UP is a greatest hits collection of Ron Whitehead’s most moving works to date. Hand selected poems, writings, and stories reveal a thought provoking mixture of tenderness, satire and explosiveness. This new release highlights the genius that is Ron Whitehead.
View a short trailer here: http://youtu.be/wjVecVBjygM
Whitehead has come a long way from growing up on a farm in Kentucky. I REFUSE I WILL NOT BOW DOWN I WILL NEVER GIVE UP encapsulates personal reflections of his culture and childhood, ever growing experiences on the road and collaborations with legends such His Holiness the Dali Lama, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Hunter S. Thompson, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Gregory Corso, David Amram, Diane di Prima, Amiri Baraka, and many others.
"Ron Whitehead, out there in Kentucky, out there where the tall heroes used to grow, is sowing the dragon's teeth of new heroics." —Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"Ron Whitehead is energetic Bodhisattvic poetic spirit! Happy to see and read so much poetry energy!” —Allen Ginsberg
"The first time I heard Ron Whitehead read I felt what I imagine those who heard Abraham Lincoln deliver The Gettysburg Address felt." — David Amram
"I have long admired Ron Whitehead. He is crazy as nine loons, and his poetry is a dazzling mix of folk wisdom and pure mathematics." —Hunter S. Thompson
Purchase your copy today on the Cook Creative website: http://www.cookcreativeworks.com/
Ron Whitehead is a poet, writer, editor, publisher, organizer, scholar and professor. He is the author of 28 books and 37 CD’s. He has edited over 3,000 titles, published over 2,000 titles, and produced over 3,000 events internationally. Ron has presented over 60 scholarly papers at major colleges and universities and performed over 6,000 of his creative works with musicians around the planet and continues to do so. As poet and writer he is the recipient of numerous state, national, and international awards including: The All Kentucky Poetry Prize, The Yeats Club of Oxford's Prize for Poetry, two nominations for The Pulitzer Prize, four Grammy nominations as a featured participant in Calque Cinema's David Amram Poetry JAM, and in 2006 was nominated for The Nobel Prize in Literature. His works have been exhibited and are included in major museums, libraries, galleries, and private collections here, there, and everywhere around the world and has been praised by many of the world’s leading authors, musicians, artists and cultural figures.
This year holds a lot in store for the Outlaw Poet, some of which includes a 12-country Europe Tour with “Diverse Universe”, an invitation from the Dali Lama, and an inclusion in the new Johnny Depp film, For No Good Reason about the life and work of Ralph Steadman in which he is the Kentucky Derby Announcer, traveling to Iceland with “Storm Generation Films” to wrap up a two hour documentary Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead (http://stormgenerationfilms.wordpress.com) and various other international tours and recordings with musicians. Stay tuned through Ron’s Facebook page and his website: http://www.tappingmyownphone.com.
I REFUSE I WILL NOT BOW DOWN I WILL NEVER GIVE UP is a book publication of Cook Creative—a power-house art hub—publishing books and music, creating art and designer wear, and providing custom art and graphic design services. For more information or to purchase Ron Whitehead’s book, please visit: http://www.cookcreativeworks.com/
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