Press Release: BILLY LAMONT TO PERFORM MULTIMEDIA POETRY SHOW AT BOWERY POETRY CLUB on Sunday, November 18th At 3;30 - 5pm

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POET BILLY LAMONT CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF HIS LATEST BOOK - WORDS RIPPED FROM A SOUL STILL BLEEDING - WITH A SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AT BOWERY POETRY CLUB, NEW YORK CITY ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH AT 3:30 - 5PM

NY Poet Billy Lamont will be having a special Multimedia Poetry Performance Event at Bowery Poetry Club in New York City on Sunday, November 18th at 3:30 - 5pm to celebrate the power of love and community, and the success of his latest, major book release titled Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding. Lamont describes Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding as, "Poetry that breaks down the fourth wall of performance, art, perception and culture."

Billy Lamont is an American/Global Poet with an avant-garde approach to writing, music, performance art, politics and film. At the heart of his poetry is the passion to inspire hope and to be a voice for everyday people. His unique vision for poetry into the 21st century, combined with a belief in the power of words for creation, reformation and healing brought his influence from grassroots to national success in the 1990s and then international recognition in the new millennium. His work encourages dignity, upholds life and serves as a catalyst for a world of readers and listeners, both in the mainstream and on society's fringes. He inspires many to live in a more loving way and to feel for different justice causes for the first time, to help with personal and social reform in this Global Age.

"I’m excited to celebrate the success of Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding, and to share my love and passion for poetry with some of my new performance poems, with synchronized electronic music and film at the Bowery Poetry Club. My first poetry reading as a featured Poet was in this neighborhood on St. Marks Place in 1988, in a loft called The Center For Understanding at a Homeless People Dinner. In 1991 I met and became friends with the incredible, legendary, modern poetry guru Bob Holman. Back then Bob Holman was the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Poetry Slam Host/Book Editor and now former Owner and current Artistic Director for the Bowery Poetry Club. It is so important to know your roots, as well as have huge goals for the future, so I am honored to celebrate with community and my family of friends in this awesome, innovative performance poetry location,” Lamont said.

Lamont will bring some copies of his latest book Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding to personalize and sign for those attending. In 1994 when Lamont’s first major book of poetry The Gallery Of Light was released he began to give many In-Store Book Signings/Performance Events at Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton Booksellers and Walden Books in major shopping malls across America.

Poet Billy Lamont has performed on national television a number of times including MTV, Much Music Television and Joe Franklin Show and appeared on radio stations across the United States. Lamont has also performed at many rock festivals including touring with Lollapalooza '94, '95, 2003. Strobe Light Generation, the follow up to The Gallery Of Light book, fueled Lamont's passionate and thought provoking multimedia shows that combine his performance poetry with electronic music and synchronized film. His latest poetry with Electronic/Americana Pop Music CD/digital download is titled Beyond Babylon.

Lamont’s third major volume of poetry Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding, distributed by Ingram internationally, is available as a paperback, or as an eBook for the Nook or Kindle, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Amazon and great independent bookstores. It is a powerful successor to his earlier books and eight audio releases like billy lamont with the peculiar people and Beyond Babylon. Lamont's entire CD/digital download catalog is distributed by The Orchard internationally.

"All kinds of people are responding to the hope and inclusive dignity within my new book of poetry. It is refreshing and an excellent alternative for people to have passionate, soulful and positive words burning from the pages of my new book, and within my music, in this fast paced and often robotic technological age. I also really enjoy giving Poetry Workshops in Elementary, Middle and High Schools, on Long Island, as part of Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES Art In Education Programs. Currently I am excited about a Poetry Workshop Assembly I am giving at West Brentwood Middle School on Friday, November 16th. It is very rewarding to see how empowering it is to the students, when I share the importance of their voice and empathy for other’s voices. The students learn about their amazing potential and the importance of thinking for themselves, and the power of wisdom and their imagination as well as knowledge," Lamont said.

Lamont's 1998 debut CD Into the 21st Century was a benefit for Teen Challenge, with performances by two of his greatest influences, the legendary Allen Ginsberg and the brilliant Songwriter/Recording Artist Mike Peters of The Alarm on the title track. In his later years, Ginsberg expressed love and support for Lamont's poetry with permission to use an audio sample from his first recital of the Beat Generation epic poem Howl.

In 2014 Lamont collaborated again with Mike Peters, as well as many other rock stars and inclusive of everyday artists, on the recording The Scriptures to help foster peace between Muslims, Christians and Jews in The Holy Land. The Scriptures is a benefit for Love Hope Strength Foundation and those fighting cancer. Lamont’s contribution to The Scriptures earned him a Guinness World Record as part of 'The World's Longest Officially Released Song.’

Lamont’s career was also promoted by the late Larry Norman, widely known as the Father of Christian Rock and who is featured in The New Yorker magazine this month. The music legend invited Lamont to open several of his shows from 1998- 2000 and to be an artist on Norman’s own Solid Rock Records. The result was an album of compositions written for release on Solid Rock, with preliminary sessions produced by Norman in 2000. However, Norman's failing health made further sessions impossible. The album was never completed and the session tapes went missing from Norman's archives. Lamont returned the favor of support by raising awareness and funding for Norman’s emergency healthcare with the CD/download billy lamont with the peculiar people.

During the creation of Lamont's strobe light generation book of poetry he was also being encouraged by legendary Poet/Peace Activist, Jesuit Priest, the late Daniel Berrigan, as well as being kindly affirmed by the brilliant Peter Garrett, the front man of Midnight Oil, and the former Australian Federal Minister of Environmental Protection, Heritage, Arts and Education.

All of these experiences and influences are a huge part of Lamont’s vision for the future! In his recent poetry he encourages brothers and sisters globally, as well as locally to, “Imagine A Day, we need an intelligent heart, a loving mind, LOVE, intelligence of the heart will light your mind!”

“Community, as opposed to alienation, is so important in these tumultuous times that are also ripe with potential. I plan on using my voice to bring hope and love to people with all my strength by God’s grace!,” Lamont concluded.

Lamont's three major book releases and eight CDs/digital downloads are available through most major distributors such as barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com and iTunes.com and can be streamed and listened to on spotify.com, iTunes.apple.com, googleplay.com, youtube.com, tidal.com and many other popular sites.

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