Who Is Jill Scott? Now She's a Poet, TooIn 2000, Jill Scott's critically acclaimed, platinum-selling debut CD pushed the R&B singer into the spotlight. Scott's latest project tackles a different, yet equally lyrical genre: poetry. She shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours.
In 2000, Jill Scott's acclaimed platinum-selling debut CD Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 pushed the R&B singer into the spotlight and earned her six Grammy nominations. Critics praised her earthy, erotic, soulful lyrics.
From 'The Moments...'
Hear Jill Scott read selections from her new book of poetry:
'Perms, Hot Combs, and Curlers'
Scott's latest project tackles a different, yet equally lyrical genre: poetry. She shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours. She talks with Ed Gordon about the intersection of words and music.
From The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours:
"When the Women Gather"
Ever watch the women? How they laugh? bend from the waist Like wind make wheat do
They listen chile deep all up in they whole selves? They be smilin' All them molars and wisdoms showin' Like Cheshire cats They be cookin' too Season fish fry serve fresh squeezed lemonade
Legs wide for best air bras relaxed on the floor "Rules... sit out on that porch and wait!" they say "We busy" Yep they be busy too Sewin' highlights Makin' quilts of days to come and gone gone They be singin' too chile
'Bout all them good convulsions those sweet scents those screamin' yeses the lacks of yep. They be cryin' too hand holdin' doctorin' sewin' raggedly edges Truly "But don't rush" They say Don't rush Gone head on outside