Matters of Reality:
Body Mind and Soul (1997, 2007)
First Collection of Poetry, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577519
71 pages

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The Lyrics of Prince:  A Literary Look
At a Creative, Musical Poet,
Philosopher and Storyteller (1997, 2000, 2007)
Critical Analysis of the Lyrics of Prince
Third Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577502
672 pages

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Scripts:  Sketches and Tales
of Urban Mississippi (1998, 2007)
Collection of short fiction, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577533
297 pages

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Confessions:  Brainstormin’ from
Midnight ‘til Dawn (1998, 2007)
Second Collection of Poetry, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577526
97 pages

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Prose:  Essays and Letters (1999, 2007)
Social and Political Commentary:  Collection
of published and unpublished essays,
articles, lectures, and letters, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577557
278 pages

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Searchin’ for Psychedelica (1999, 2007)
Third Collection of Poetry, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577540
97 pages

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Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation
(2001, 2007)
Fourth Collection of Poetry, Second Edition
ISBN-13: 9780965577564
108 pages

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Introduction of a Blues Poet (2001-2008)
CD, Second Edition $10.00
19 poems
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Poetic Conversations (2001-2008)
DVD, Second Edition
Includes two local television interviews and a poetry reading

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Matters of Reality:  Body, Mind, and Soul is the first collection of poetry by C. Liegh McInnis and shows his balance of all things physical and metaphysical.  The core or essence of this work is McInnis' imagery as it is his goal to paint pictures that cause us to see what we often miss.  These poems address politics, love, self-discovery, and religion all with the notion that physical pain is a reflection of metaphysical pain and that healing the world means to heal our insides.
The Lyrics of Prince is an analysis of the lyrical themes, movements, and development of Prince.  McInnis seeks to show that Prince is a lyrical talent on par with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Jimi Hendrix.  The book shows that Prince is a metaphysical poet attempting to reconcile his individual desires in a strict and confining society.  Thus, Prince’s work is a barometer for the sensibilities of the eighties as well as provides insight to the post Civil Rights African American who is grappling with place and otherness.
Scripts:  Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi addresses the lingering issues of Afro-Mississippi struggles while contextualizing present-day issues in the frame of history.  The opening story, "Transition," is the tale of a family's flight from rural Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi. The following story, "Poni's Trail," takes the reader to New York City, back to rural Mississippi and finally Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, you meet engaging characters with anger and confusion. The reader gets a glimpse of some historical issues, including the explanation and history of the HBCU existence, its failures, and successes.  While the stories are entertaining, they provide a sociological and psychological view of the people of Mississippi.
Confessions:  Brainstormin' from Midnight 'til Dawn is C. Liegh McInnis' second collection of poetry and his most personal.  The attention to imagery is still there, but in this collection McInnis seeks to create images that evoke a catharsis in the reader.  Though these poems address emotional and psychological pain and development, McInnis' metaphysics seem to take a backseat to his concern with tangible life; yet, by the end of the collection the reader realizes that McInnis' exploration of the tangible has been a symbol of his exploration of the psyche, especially in the matter of how our physical behavior is merely a metaphor of our inner self.
Prose:  Essays and Letters is a collection of essays, lectures, and personal letters by C. Liegh McInnis.  Having published essays and articles in close to one hundred journals and newspapers while lecturing at universities and socio-political organizations, McInnis has a body of writings that is diversified and insightful.  He uses wit and imagery to enhance the substance of his research.  McInnis seeks to provide voice for those who are frustrated with the current state of things.  Also, in his personal letters we see the dimensionality of McInnis as well as his own struggle to balance personal and professional, art and economics, and the secular with the sacred.
Searchin' for Psychedelica is a seamless blend of physical and metaphysical issues.  McInnis paints pictures that baptize our faded black and white reality in a rainbow of magic realism, making it known that he is searching for more than the trinkets of physical gratification, showing that activities such as sex are merely humanity’s misguided attempt to gain inner peace.  This collection contains two of McInnis' most noted poems.  "Mississippi Like" pays homage to the rich and complex culture of Mississippi.  "My Journey" shows that McInnis' ultimate journey is the liberation of the individual from the mindlessness of the masses, seeking to release himself from the dead-end cage of the social and physical restraint. 
Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation is McInnis' fourth collection of poetry.  In this collection, McInnis uses his poetry to teach and celebrate African American history, culture, and beauty.  Accordingly, he also challenges blacks and whites who continue to create policy or behavior that he sees as detrimental to African Americans.  Yet, with all his socio-political fire, McInnis' poems are still driven by his wit and imagery, allowing him to paint pictures that are bold, vivid, and beautiful.  This work is a seamless balance of art and protest where readers are encouraged (demanded) to understand that life can be beautiful if we seek to become better than we are.
Links to Video Readings by C. Liegh McInnis
C. Liegh Reading "Mississippi Courage" while Opening for Cornel West
C. Liegh Reading "Manhood" and "Love You Like Jesus" at Seven All Arts Cafe
C. Liegh Reading a Poem for Minister Farrakhan at the Annual  VMCRM Conference
C. Liegh Interview Featured on MPB's Can I Kick It?
Rhonda Richmond and C. Liegh Discuss their Musical and Poetic Performance
Roots of Love and Freedom
Link to Audio Readings by C. Liegh McInnis
Link to C. Liegh's Poetry Reading and Q&A for University of Kansas Don't Deny My Voice Seminar and Virtual Readings