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George Spann (Silk) was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Although he now resides in prison, Mr. Spann says "I have come to find the poet within from behind the walls of a penitentiary and the confines of a cell. It was here that I planted and cultivated the seed of self-expression. It was here I became one with my pen."

He states "Prison has given me nothing but time to reflect on nothing but my past and consider the possibilities of my future. Poetry gives me the unique opportunity to document both aspects."

"To some people, prison is synonymous with silence and solitude. But my work is proof that there are voices behind the wall of prisons in this country. Young, black, inspired voices that are desperate to speak to the sistahs and brothas 'on the other side.'"

He adds "I want my work to touch the heart, minds and souls of the ghetto youth, my beautiful African Queens, and the Brothas who feel me. I too am a member of the Black community. I am a product of that community, and I will continue to contribute and reach out to that same community. Please feel to contact me with any comments or suggestions that you may have."

Silk's new book, Internal "CON"fessions is now available at the following websites:, and

You can contact Mr. Spann via e-mail at or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Silk


Listening to the Ball Game


Daymares and Nightdreams
Hand in Hand
In Search Of...
I Wanna
Love's Mirage
Love's Perfume
Missing You Like Heaven
Muddy Waters
One Step Closer
Playing Alone
Question No. One
Sara Smile
Simple Smile
So Tired
So You
Stand Up
The M.A.N. In Cell #7
These Hands
Vice Versa


An Unlikely Source
True Freedom

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