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Cool Gardens is a poetry book by lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian. It was published by MTV Books and released on October 1, 2002. It is a collection of seven to eight years of Tankian's reflections on life, and features artwork by fellow Angeleno, Sako Shahinian. The poetry, like the songs of SOAD, consist of a reflection of societies and people's wrongs - a portrayal of what we do to ourselves and the control others try to hold over us. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Sako Shahinian (b. ...

The book has received much praise in the artistic community. On rollingstone.com, Rolling Stone's website, Saul Williams posted the following comments about Tankian's book; Serj's words, like his voice, have a distinct aesthetic sensibility connected to an unyielding, visceral roar of passion. His capacity 'to mock a killing bird' while we wonder at the grace, beauty, and colorful range of his wingspan will be the trademark of both of his singing and writing careers. Serj is an amazing artist, full of passion, with a beautiful heart that pumps the essence of his vision and talent. Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture. ... Saul Williams Saul Stacey Williams (February 29, 1972 - ) has been considered a powerful voice of the hip hop generation as a poet, preacher, actor, rapper, singer and musician. ...

He is rumored to be working on another poetry book.



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