Abiodun Oyewole

Abiodun Oyewole is a poet, teacher and founding member of the spoken-word group The Last Poets.

          branches of the tree of life

A mentor, a critic, and an inspirational voice of truth, he is a poet that shares his life with the world, and I am forever grateful for being one of the flowers he helped bloom.

- Jessica Care Moore, Award-winning poet and publisher

... a one man poetic army, his word and that big, booming voice of his are his weapons, but that heart - his love for poetry and people are the healing salve.

- Toni Blackman, Artist/U.S. Hip Hop Ambassador

BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE is a literary treasure. Abiodun Oyewole is a living legend who speaks truth to power and celebrates the life, struggles, triumphs, beauty and realities of being African in America. Kudos to this magnificent collection of one of the world's foremost poetic giants.

- Linda H. Humes, African Studies Dept. John Jay College Founder, Yaffa Cultural Arts Inc.