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Saul Williams

Saul Williams

Video recordings of Saul Williams at the 2010 UND Writers Conference.

Saul Williams ( is a former Grand Slam Champion who continually explores social consciousness with passionate emotion through his poetry. His artistry is raw and expressive, and always capable of provoking deep introspective thought in hopes of bringing about change. Williams brings his remarkable success to books, film, television, and music. He co-wrote and starred in Slam, a Sundance Film Festival and Camera d’Or Cannes Film Festival winner. He has also been on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and is a recurring character on UPN’s hit show, Girlfriends. With three albums to his credit, Williams’s music provides a sonic soundscape for his already rhythmic and expansive poetry. His debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, earned him great critical acclaim and his September '04 self-titled release has received just as many accolades. As the author of four unique collections of poems, including She and The Seventh Octave, his voice adds value and intensity to the weight of words. His newest book, The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop, gives readers a tour of the history of hip-hop.

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