J. Ivy to Release New Book ‘Dear Father: Breaking The Cycle of Pain’

We’re excited to announce the launch of URBAN CUSP’S BOOK CLUB!

The first author chat for our Book Club will take place this Thursday, January 8th at 1:00pm ET on Urban Cusp’s Facebook page.

J. Ivy will be discussing his new book, forgiveness (what it really means to forgive), breaking the cycle and pain of fatherlessness, and his Dear Father Letter Writing Campaign.


The New Book “Dear Father: Breaking The Cycle of Pain” is Set To Launch on January 27, 2015 – Pre Order Your Copy Today on J. Ivy’s websiteBarnes and Noble or Amazon.

Hip-hop’s favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.

J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who’s bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain of being abandoned by his father and growing up in the tough neighborhoods of Chicago’s South Side.

So he sat down with pen and paper and processed his pain the only way he knew how—through poetry. The resulting poem, Dear Father, became his vehicle of forgiveness and healing. It is a pivotal poem that has touched and inspired the lives of millions.

Fused with his signature raw lyricism and street consciousness, J. Ivy’s memoir, which is being published by Beyond Words (Publisher of The Secret) an Imprint of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, shows what it takes to deal with your emotions before your emotions deal with you. His story is personal yet universal, and will inspire others to channel whatever pain they have experienced into their own powerful gift of expression.

J. Ivy - Dear Father - Breaking The Cycle of Pain - Book Cover

UrbanCusp.com is a cutting-edge online life.style magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. The site offers a platform for young adult perspectives, profiles inspirational visionaries and artists, and serves as an online community for change agents who are like-minded. Founded in 2011 by Rahiel Tesfamariam, Urban Cusp highlights voices, ideas and images not commonly found within mainstream media.

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