Sacramento, CA  – Local poet Lawrence Dinkins, Jr, aka  NSAA, (pronounced En-Sah- Ah) is releasing his second
collection of poetry, Open Mic Sketchbook, and his  second live recorded poetry CD Lightning in a Bottle 2: NSAA’s
, on June 19, 2013  at 9pm at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA.

 About Open Mic Sketchbook

 Mahogany Urban Poetry Series is one of the oldest spoken word venues in Sacramento.This new poetry collection,  Open Mic Sketchbook,  is a small glance into that world.  With pictures and open mic lists collected over a time period from  when NSAA started cohosting in 2009 to 2013. The poetry world’s “open mic” culture is unique and rich, and  this book celebrates that culture along with poetry by NSAA  weaving its way through  peeking through sketches, art and photos.

 About Lightning in a Bottle 2

The first Lightning in a Bottle CD was released in 2009 around the same time NSAA started hosting at Mahogany. So it makes sense for a new live  recorded CD to be coupled together with this book where the listener can hear the vibrant poetry venues responding to spoken word with applause, laughter, and groans.

 Contact through website: NSAAtheBlackRoot.com