Said the Shotgun to the Head


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6.18 X 7.02 X 0.48 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Saul Williams is an acclaimed poet, musician, and actor. The film Slam, which he cowrote and starred in, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1998), and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has contributed to The New York Times, voiced Jean-Michel Basquiat in Downtown 81, and cut records with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor. He has spoken at more than 200 universities where his poetry has been added to the curriculum of dozens of creative writing programs, and has taught poetry/performance workshops around the world. He recently starred in the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. His books include S/HE, said the shotgun to the head., and The Dead Emcee Scrolls. He lives in New York. Visit his website at


Amsterdam News [Saul Williams is] a mighty talent. He takes readers on epic voyages into frontiers that offer a refreshing awakening of the mind and a roller coaster ride into an abyss of demons, deities, occult symbols, and more.
Zack de la Rocha , Said the Shotgun to the Head is an invitation to live and die in the moment, a confrontation of the politics of empire, a dare to transform oneself in the face of fear and a post 9-11 love song all in one.
The Washington Post Astonishing...poet. The internal rhyme, metrics, and imagery are so fleet...that they're humbling.