(PRWEB) June 06, 2017
Dr. John Telford, a legendary educator, civil-rights activist, critical race-scholar, accomplished poet, and intrepid social-justice advocate, has completed his new book “The Poet-Emperor of Earth: An in-Depth Dialogue with the Deity”: a gripping and potent metaphorical narrative, which examines contemporary cultural politics.
In this allegorical dialogue between earthling and Deity where—as the author himself might say “Let the consequences be damned!”—this famous Michiganian takes readers through a wild, Dante-esque, only semi-fictionalized narrative, drawing upon his eighty years of explosive earthly experience to speak proverbial truth-to-power with no less a Luminary than God ‘Himself/Herself/Itself.’
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, John Telford’s edifying tale follows main character John-Paul Jones the Third after his emergence from an injury-induced coma. Following John-Paul’s symbolic awakening from his comatose state, he finds himself in commune with God. The poetry and prose resulting from this divine engagement offer up a sweeping profundity to the contemporary dilemmas of society. In entity, Telford’s work deftly expresses a penetrating sociopolitical and philosophical criticism.
Despite his lyrical and often tragi-comic tone in this allegory in which his own oftentimes tortured persona is only very thinly disguised in the character of the old activist-poet protagonist, John-Paul Jones the Third, Telford characteristically dares once again to bare his soul in the cause of universal peace-with-justice. As he did in his 2010 autobiography, “A Life on the RUN – Seeking and Safeguarding Social Justice” and in some of his other books and newspaper columns and in his radio and television shows, he has confronted readers of “The Poet-Emperor of Earth” with fundamental questions regarding education, politics, social relations, and the future of democratic government throughout the entire planet.
From his various insightful analyses of issues of race and class in education and politics to his impassioned call for grassroots action in furthering the fight against the growing hegemonic power of plutocratic entities that busily and frighteningly work to undermine the bedrock principles of the democratic state, Telford deftly commandeers the fictionalized and anthropomorphized literary form he uses in this allegorical novelette to render viscerally scathing sociopolitical critiques and insightful counsel. Humankind’s desperate need to resist this dehumanizing hegemonic power is the overweening message of the book. It is an urgent message that no reader should lose sight of in the midst of this allegory’s biting satire—or rather, as the point of its biting satire.
To read and digest “The Poet-Emperor of Earth: An in-Depth Dialogue with the Deity” is to become far more than merely amused, edified and enlivened—it is to become at once enlightened, emboldened, and outraged. Those who read all of this landmark book to the very end will also experience a renewed spirit of hope. The “Poet-Emperor of Earth” is a fitting and poetically eloquent addition to poet/author Telford’s hefty literary arsenal of weaponry against the forces of evil, for the far greater good of humanity.
Readers who wish to experience this illuminating work can purchase“The Poet-Emperor of Earth: An in-Depth Dialogue with the Deity” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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