Saigon Kick’s Matt Kramer Releases ‘An American Profit’ Poetry Book


November 3, 2007

MIAMI, FL – Matt Kramer’s literary debut will be released with an acoustic show and book signing Saturday, November 3rd at 7 pm at Cefalo’s Wine Bar, 3540 Main Highway, Suite C102, Coconut Grove, FL.

Why a music show and no reading? Well, as Kramer, who may be better know for his hit records with Saigon Kick says “sometimes my poetry is more rock n roll than my rock n roll.”

Titled “An American Profit” (Lascivious Books), the poetry book shows the many angles of the Saigon Kick famed lead vocalist and co-writer of the rock act signed to Atlantic Records.

This edgy and sometimes sarcastic deep inner perspective look into his writing is the first of several poetry books Kramer has already completed and slated for release at future dates. “An American Profit” will be available for sale exclusively through in the merchandise store. The site is now taking pre-orders, and all pre-ordered copies will be autographed.

Matt Kramer the poet has been publishing his penned words for two decades as a lyricist and songwriter. A Miami native, Kramer made his name as the leonine lead singer of Saigon Kick, a high profile rock band signed to a major label. He toured the world and had hit records in the early 1990s, always writing words, lyrics, poems, and stories. His world travels, love of literature and musical genres that include jazz, blues, and opera opened new avenues to his writing.

“I write a lot of poetry these days, I think my take on poetry is a bit different from the norm,” Kramer says. “Starting my lyrical journey as a song lyricist I always pushed the envelope on the idea content, and with my poetry I make no exceptions. But I also choose more topics that a big bad rock star can’t write about, like the poetry I write when I’m at my cottage in Nebraska.. Last time I was there for 11 days and I wrote 33 poems in that time. They are more of a small town country feel that I could never express in my writing till now.”

Kramer’s poems dwell on the psychedelic swirl that is modern life: the current state of Florida’s Native Americans, his fellow rockers, the twisted dichotomy of religion, On The Road scribe Jack Kerouac, the business of show, the Three Stooges, and modern/false idols. Cover art is by Joe Klucar, Miami artist who also teamed up with Matt to design his solo album War & Peas.

“Sometimes my writing is showing more of me than ever, the funny side, the quite sarcastic, sometimes very scary, as well as abstract,” Kramer says. “It’s a great way to mature my love for lyric.”

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