(January 3, 2001 - Atlanta) “the dawning” by Dawn S. Smith begins with the forward “...we will embark on
a journey that surpasses the very corners of your imagination, intertwining every color of the spectrum,”
preparing you for a journey deep inside the hearts and souls of people.
Broken into three powerful sections, “the dawning” promises something to everyone who partakes in the
experience. “It’s like she takes something from inside of you and amplifies it in print,” sights Sotorria
Calloway of Art That Inspires, a creative consultation company.
The book opens with freestylin’ a portion revealing the artist’s jazzy side. Piling her sauciness into poems
such as lawn of life, Dawn celebrates even the bumps and twists of a life-long journey. Her sassiness
even escapes into the poems i got dreams and still got dreams showcasing her dreams deferred.
The second sector, from whence we came, is a recollection of those in the struggle just to be alive.
Readers are invited to hear the far too often silent voices of women in the works the slap before that and
in the ghetto. Dawn pours her heart into presenting painful situations such as domestic violence and
poverty that go undetected, or even worse, ignored.
Finally, Dawn gives you a glimpse into her heart and soul with the final trimester, and there was light.
Dawn celebrates the source of her joy and humility with poems like eagle and just because you want me
to. It is here that she offers commentaries such as birthing the vision and boomerang. She concludes
her collection with the finale, in the hope. Revealing the source of her inspiration and her purpose for
writing, in the hope promises to be the most purposeful contribution yet.
About the Author
After the 1996 publication of “Cries of A Young Girl”, an eclectic collection of poetry, Dawn S. Smith has
emerged with her sophomore work, “the dawning”. Promised to be even more insightful than her first
offering, this collection delivers earnest commentaries as well. When asked the reason for the addition,
Smith states, “So many people wanted to know where I stood on various issues. I thought “the dawning”
the perfect opportunity to convey them.” Looking at the changing landscape of the entertainment industry,
it is apparent that Dawn is only one of many artists who openly celebrate their faith. “It is very encouraging
to me,” the author confides, “because I know that my talents didn’t just spring up from nowhere, they
were given to me with a purpose for a purpose.”
“the dawning” is currently available wherever Ingram books are sold. For more information on Dawn S.
Smith, or november dawn entertainment, visit www.novemberdawn.com.