Running late for work one morning, stepping off of the number two train in the Bronx. I ran into a author who had published at least six books. I asked; who where your publishers? He replied "He was self published" I picked up one of his novels briefly looked at it and put it back. Then I asked; do you like poetry? "He said it's alright, but it doesn't sell very well. If you look in the book stores there collecting dust" I wished him the best without any resentment. I said to myself. If you love someone or something truly wonderful, these gifts from God or distinguished works shall be legends of their own. I think that poetry is just as definitive as any love story or horror story. There were and are many great poets who have and still interpret what there lives mean to this great art. Some of my favorites are Gill Scott-Heron, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Tupak Shukar, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickerson, Nas, Chuck D, The Last Poets Pamela, Sneed, Shakespare, Eager Allen Poe, Jacqualyn Johnson, Rakim, KRS-ONE Guru, Dead Prez and Victor C.