Criss Jami


Criss Jami is the author of "Killosophy", "Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality", "Venus in Arms", and "Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile". Born in 1987, he is the lead singer of the rock band Venus in Arms based in Washington, D.C. He is also a poet, essayist, existentialist philosopher, and the founder and designer of Killosopher Apparel. He studied philosophy at George Mason University.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
You can probably see quite a bit of influence from Kierkegaard, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Wilde, and Bukowski in my philosophical works. As far as my poetic works go, I'm greatly influenced by the lyrics of countless artists, Eminem, Ville Valo, Kevin Max, just to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
We often hear it's not very wise to be defined by our work, but to be honest, lyrics and philosophy inspire me to get out of bed. Every morning I feel as excited as a kid on Christmas knowing there are people out there who love what I do.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,140. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Killosophy is 2 books in 1. "Killing Knowledge" is a book of aphorisms all created in and beyond the otherworldly brilliance of philosopher Criss Jami. "Loving Wisdom" is a book of poetry made up of the ever-witty lyrical experimentation of poet and songwriter Criss Jami.
Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality is Criss Jami's 3rd book of poetry consisting of 33 poems written and arranged by Criss Jami circa 2013. Jami pulls the reader into his own universe in an outstanding display of wordplay, wit, rhymes, puns, metaphors, imagination, and creativity using never-before-seen literary acrobatics as well as deep yet practical philosophies.
Venus in Arms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Venus in Arms is Criss Jami's second book of poetry. It contains a total of 24 poems lit with Jami's original style of clever rhymes, witty wordplay, philosophical undertones, and classical references.
Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile explores the philosophies of perspective and emotion that are often "swept under the rug" during a fast-paced era. With a wave of witty classical, mythological, biblical, and even modern references, it includes topics such as one's search for meaning by any means necessary, leaps of faith, self-sacrificial love, and sadistic lust.

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