A poignant and multi-dimensional collection of poems by Sean Johnson, All My Heroes Were Assassinated explores the trajectory of Black History from its birth through Civil Rights, growing pains and heartache before landing at the feet of the emotionally-fraught arena of Black America today.
This collection is an intimate and personal conversation between a Black woman and the beautiful and tragic experiences that make us human. As a witness to the pain, plight, and progression of African Americans, Sean Johnson has perceptively and poetically managed to chronicle the stories of the Black community while simultaneously delving into and unraveling the labyrinth of self. All My Heroes embodies the fearless determination of a people and the spirit and passion of a Black woman.
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“A must-have for spoken word poetry fans!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Donna Sampay
Sean, you really outdid yourself in this anthology! So many wonderful poems and the fact that I’ve had the opportunity to actually hear you perform some of these same pieces! One of my favorites to read is When god’s kill god’s! That piece is so apropos to what’s going on in the world today. Super Powers is another one that I’ve come to enjoy. Heck, there’s so many great poems in here, it’s hard to choose a favorite! If you are a fan of spoken word poetry, I insist on you investing in this anthology.
About the Author
Born and raised on the north side of Houston, Texas, Sean came to know poetry as a child when her mother read to her from Nikki Giovanni’s “Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day”. She went on to develop an insatiable love for the written and spoken word and has performed throughout the country.
She has been published in 25 anthologies worldwide, and in 2014 her poem “Rearview Mirror” was nominated for The Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She is the author of the chapbooks Unpredicted Prophecy and My Name Be. All My Heroes Were Assassinated is her first full-length collection.
In addition to her poetic endeavors, she is also a painter, teacher, rock star auntie, and humanitarian. She is known for her monthly homeless outreach ministry and has recently begun a disaster relief program. She believes in placing God above all, and her favorite motto is “Don’t let your loyalty become your slavery. If they don’t appreciate what you bring to the table…let them eat alone.”
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