A Book of Modern Poems, By ‘Chicago Renaissance’ inspired Poet Troy R. Jackson. Including epoch poetry about relationships and celebrity. This book contains poetry about African-American luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Martin Luther King. This poetry is spoken from the unique perspective of a writer, poet, and musician. Troy Jackson was born in Chicago, and raised in Chicago and Memphis, Tennessee. Troy holds a degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Memphis.