White Boy Cool
by Eli Shaber
Eli Shaber is an bona-fide original voice in contemporary prose-poetry. Here he performs seven vignettes captured in brilliant, high-definition video. The works are both lyrical and painfully playful and employ a fresh, mischievous mix of couplet styling.
But, the real knock-out punch comes in the form of unexpectedly complex wordplay punctuated with delicious phrase twisting. The subjects are the stuff of our mundane daily life. Turned upside-down, poetically.
Eli Shaber is a retired surgeon who is now a poet, traveler, and raconteur living in New York City. In addition, he is at the forefront of a new media form known as spoken-word Video-Poetry. Dr. Shaber has previously published the epic-style novel curiously entitled “The Dude ‘Du Jour’ of Somalia” (Greenpoint Press, 2010). Accordingly, he also narrated the CD audio companion to “The Dude”.