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More than I expected...

Unexpectedly, I was moved in a lyrical vehicle and taken on a thought provoking ride. One of very few collections that I have read that meld my thoughts and deep feelings....bravo. 

F. A. Cook

One of the best books I've read in a long time...

There is nothing more beautiful than holding a book, turning page by page, and feeling every word in your heart. His words have made me cry, smile, and feel good. One of the best books I have read in a long time.

M. Firechild

Hattress Barbour III

Hattress is a Harlem native with a love for language and writing. His work actively explores themes of social justice reform, deep introspection and emotion to tell stories in an authentic way with a clear voice. Hattress describes his writing style as emotion-based minimalism, in which he seeks to simplify complex feelings at the root of the emotion which can be digested easily by the reader.

Hattress' debut poetry collection, If Ever We Were..., takes readers on a journey into adulthood tackling themes such as mourning, masculinity, love and relationships, and race.

You can find Hattress all over the NYC Poetry circuit featuring at locations such as Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Open Mic Renegades, Parkside Lounge, Bowery Lounge, Hexagon Lounge, and Harlem Mist. He also curates his own monthly open mic in the heart of Harlem called The Poet Tree. His work has been featured in publications such as Queens News Letter, Daily Post, and many more.


Pick Your Poison - Written by Hattress Barbour III Directed by Elmer Quintero