Criss Jami

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Biography of Criss Jami

Criss Jami (born Christopher James Gilbert) is an American poet, essayist, and existentialist philosopher. He is best known as the author of Killosophy, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality, Venus in Arms, and Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile.

Criss Jami began writing song lyrics at the age of 11. He attended a private school prior to being home-schooled and later transferred to a public school where he often wrote poems and voluntarily submitted them with school assignments. In 2005, Jami moved to Fairfax, Virginia as a philosophy student at George Mason University and became highly influenced by the writings of existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and theologian C. S. Lewis. Although renowned for his unusual writing style and perception, Jami was not well-received academically. After 5 years in college, he was dismissed. In 2011, he published Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile and the following year Venus in Arms. He published Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality in 2013. In the beginning of 2015, Criss Jami published Killosophy.

Criss Jami's Works:

Killosophy (2015)
Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality (2013)
Venus in Arms (2012)
Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile (2011)

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Cel-Shaded Gold

I forgot how to write
My God it's not sounding right
The way I'd shape my face by phrase on a page
The shades I'd make cry, pray, and praise your name

Out of the blue you chalked me on cue
To change the hue of my attitude
You say 'I'll pull it right out of you
And carry this, your arrogance

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