By Dee Allen.
There are no more kingdoms or dynasties displayed on any map. Mass Media has them all. Fiefdoms in abundance. Cults of personality in high-definition ultra 4K. The beautiful people seen on the flat television screen the ordinary less glamourous would follow follow follow follow anywhere. For as long as cameras flash, roll & the paparazzi have the tacky red carpet ready, actors & models will be kings & queens uncrowned, their children princes & princesses & their multitudes of fans, willing subjects to royalty.
Dee Allen. is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. Active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s, he is the author of 5 books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater and Skeletal Black, all from POOR Press, and his newest from Conviction 2 Change Publishing, Elohi Unitsi). Allen also has 34 anthology appearances (including Your Golden Sun Still Shines, Rise, Extreme, The Land Lives Forever, Civil Liberties United, Trees In A Garden Of Ashes, Colossus: Home, Impact and the newest from York, England-based Stairwell Books, Geography Is Irrelevant) under his figurative belt so far.