Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance receives 39th NAACP Image Award Nomination, Self-Publisher Holds His Own Among Traditional Publishers

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ELOQUENCE: RHYTHM & RENAISSANCE, a self-published book of poetry, prose and short stores by Usiku receives a nomination for a NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work. The remaining four poetry nominees were are from traditional publishing houses.

Usiku.net - ELOQUENCE: RHYTHM & RENAISSANCE has been nominated for a 39th NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry. ELOQUENCE is the first title published by Usiku and Usiku.net. "ELOQUENCE is a rejuvenated journey of art, inspiration and life. Within its pages are possibilities and an immeasurable Spirit."

Other NAACP poetry nominees include:

  • "Acolytes: Poems" - Nikki Giovanni (Harper Collins/William Morrow)
  • "Duende" - Tracy K. Smith (Gray Wolf Press)
  • "Quiver of Arrows" - Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • "Selected Poems" - Derek Walcott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in 44 categories, including the arts in television, recording, literature, and motion pictures.

A special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders selected the nominees. The 39th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Fox on Thursday, February 14th, 8:00 PM ET.

Usiku.net is an online provider of hardcover and electronic books. Read excerpts at http://www.usiku.net.

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