The author of a poetic biography of the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie, an essay collection focusing on The Notorious B.I.G. and skateboarding and a poetry collection—This Last Time Will Be the First—that Rain Taxi deemed “immensely fresh and playful…rooted in a childlike antiquity, Jeff Alessandrelli lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also runs the vinyl record-only poetry label Fonograf Ed. Recent work by him appears in The American Poetry Review and the Hong Kong Review of Books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Literary Nonfiction. Art. Film. Music. Twenty years after the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., The Man on High melds the creative and the critical, and questions what legacy means in the 21st century. Contemplating Biggie through the lens of both skateboarding and poetry, Jeff Alessandrelli’s The Man on High illuminates how The Notorious B.I.G. will always be rapping in the present tense.