2 Black 2 Furious by Tyrone Lewis
The King of pop culture poetry returns with his second
As the great Dominic Toretto once said, ‘I don’t have
friends, I have family’. ‘2 Black 2 Furious’ largely looks at both
what family can be: linked by blood, heritage, found and chosen.
Tyrone Lewis intersects his exploration on race, and continues to
ask the question – what does it truly mean to be Black in a world
weighted with perception.
There’s also some Avril thrown in too, because you can’t go
wrong with some Avril.
‘Tyrone Lewis perches pop culture on its head and gives it a spin. The
result is a whirlwind of irrepressible energy, intertextual wit, the earnest
honouring of loved ones and a use of repetition that makes its own
irresistible rhythm. He is the nerd poetry needs, but doesn’t deserve.’
‘Tyrone is a wonder. Playful and celebratory, devastating and sincere, this
book will fill your soul and stay with you forever.’
Kayla Martell Feldman
‘Tyrone only has the same number of words as us mere mortals and yet
somehow, he finds new, unique, vibrant and insightful ways to make the
reader laugh, cry, reflect, react and know that they are understood.
This collection of work touches deep, leaving the reader knowing we’ve
just experienced something very special.
Awesome and Amazing. That it all. ‘
Caz Ann Moy (Tyrone’s Mum)