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Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse The Eintou (West African for pearl as in pearls of wisdom) is an African American verse form unique to the culture and embracing some of the elements of jazz and blues. It is a structured form that separates itself from Rap and the Performance Poetry of Def Jam that we have recently become so accustomed to hearing. And still the verse encourages use of "racial flavor" in imagery, humor and language. The content should reflect the philosophy that "we flow from and through and ultimately return to that from which we came." Beyond Poetry The e