By Ani Difranco
(Seven Stories Press, Hardcover, 9781583228234, 96pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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With eight Grammy nominations and sales of over 4.5 million, Ani DiFranco is one of America’s most fiercely independent and beloved musicians, as well as an outspoken voice of conscience. For the first time, she releases a book of poetry and paintings, capturing her essential artistry that has helped define and invigorate a new generation. Ani DiFranco: Verses rages, eulogizes, menaces, revels, and envisions. With a poet’s precision and a citizen’s stake, DiFranco finds the meeting places of intimacy and politics, of self and country, of resolve and compromise, and of the fickle and magnificent capacities of love and solitude.
In 1990 at the age of eighteen, ANI DIFRANCO rewrote the rules of the record industry when she created her own label Righteous Babe Records as an alternative to beckoning corporate offices. Since then, RBR has released twenty-one full-length DiFranco albums to critical acclaim, and is now home to over a dozen cutting-edge new artists. DiFranco was named one of the top 25 most influential artists of the past 25 years by CMJ New Music Monthly (alongside Nirvana and U2) and one of the 21 feminists for the 21st century by Ms. Magazine.