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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Book of 24 Orgasms By GPA


GPA, the poetic unsub, is a native of Chicago’s South Side. He is the author of the best selling,critically acclaimed book of poetry called The Confessional Heart of a Man,co authored the erotic anthology The Chocolate Rose, and released his own book of sensual poetry, The Book of 24 Orgasms. GPA has been featured in the Chicago Sun Times, Examiner, Urban Tymes Magazine, and Mattie’s periodicals. He won the Michael Baisden Poetry Slam, as well as the Poetry Penthalon hosted by the Waiting for the Bus Collective, in which, he is a member. GPA is the founding member of the League of Extraordinary Poets and a member of P.O.E.T.(People of Extraordinary Talent).My youtube channel is hchise22,and my website is www.iblowyourmind.com

Get to Know GPA:
1) When did you know you wanted to be a poet and when did you realize you were good at what you do? In August of 2007,I decided that writing a book of poetry,The Confessional Heart of a Man,was the thing for me to do.I have always thought that I was adept at writing and believe God gave me to green light to go all in now.
2) What are the traits you possess that you feel will allow you to succeed and accomplish your goal?I have never ending faith in the Father that I will win,especially this year.Similarly, my belief in myself and my abilities is unequivocal.
3) Tell our audience something you’ve learned during your career that a person just starting out in acting may not know.Acting is not as easy as it looks nor is being in a video. Everything has to coordinate according to the concept and the director’s vision. So even though poetry is my genre,the making of my video “120 Minutes before Midnight”
4) Which of your previous projects are you most proud of and why? I am very proud of my first book, The ConfessionalHeart of a Man, both with its sales and critical acclaim. You have to understand that I wrote that book while incarcerated,so it wasn’t under optimum circumstances.But my new book,The Book of 24 Orgasms, is my “Red 13″,meaning I am banking my early career on this one.I wrote,rewrote,edited, reedited,promoted,promoting, and branding it myself. So I’m pleased and proud of my effort and hope the results reflect that.
5) What project are you currently working on? The Book of 24 Orgasms is my current project.Okay, that’s not true.I’m working on a spanish version of The Confessional Heart of a Man and the followup to The Book of 24 Orgasms,The Next 24:The Land of Multiples.
6) What struggles in your life have you overcome that has strengthened you as a person? Basically, just having been incarcerated was both a hindrance obviously,but a blessing as well.If i hadn’t been locked up, I wouldn’t have had time nor focus to actually write my first book.
7) What is the most challenging aspect of what you do? The most challenging thing about being a poet is that our society is infatuated with the more mainstream form of spoken word. And that is not a slight to that genre,but my style of writing and performing lend more to the traditional concept of poetry. So a lot of times,I am not afforded similar opportunities
8) If being a poet was not an option for you as your life’s work, what else would it be? Truthfully, I don’t know
anything else.


The Book of 24 Orgasms is an electrifying book of erotic poetry.The major difference between it and other poetry or spoken word that deals with erotic or things of a sexual nature is that GPA does not use expletives,offensive,or vulgar language. The poetry contained in The Book of 24 Orgasms can be read and has been read in front of various age groups,genders,and people of different ethnic groups without slight. From Orgasm One through Orgasms Twenty-Four, there are different subjects that will appeal to everyone.

Excerpt from book: If These Walls could Talk
If These Walls Could Talk
If these walls could talk
Perhaps they would summon me
To do their bidding
Ask me if I have a password
And what be my purpose
Maybe they would widen and tighten
At their own volition
Seeking to ensnare obelisk
If these walls could talk
Perhaps in happiness they would sob relentlessly
Begging for me to paint them with several coats
Again and again
And I would depart for a spell
They would tell me to come again
If these walls could talk

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