Contemporary poetry is either the “Emperor’s New Clothes” or a stiff artifact made
from tailored sounds and words. Like that famous, awfully candid child, I’m here to shout
what the reader ought to see in this nifty and unique new book. The Moon and The
Dragon brings to light the sureness of the Oriental soul! Serene and fiery at the same
time, every word is bound together with silken ties of love and thoughts that add to a
fuller, more rewarding appreciation of Ashanti’s “cherry blossoms”; “morning dance of
Mother Earth’s prayers” and humanity’s struggle for peace and freedom. What an artistic,
courageous triumph-whew!
Novelist & Visual Artist
Amsterdam, Netherlands
As I read, I find that Mr. Ashanti is a master poet and a prolific writer. Mr. Ashanti
carefully has crafted the long standing struggles and repression on the mainland of China,
as well as the trials and tribulations of Chinese-Americans. With extensive and accurate
research on Chinese culture and mythology infused together he conjures a substantial
and impressive collaboration of immense passionate writing. The Moon and The Dragon
depicts a very expressive descriptive poetical outlet of hardships endured yet enriches a full
immersion of Asian culture–specifically Chinese.
Poet--New York, NY
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