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    First published in December 2001, Brooklyn-born Wax Poetics hit newsstands with a new vision for music journalism. Wax Poetics created a bridge between the old and the new, revealing the numerous connections between musical forefathers and musical future. Although originally created for a concentrated market of music afficionados, the Wax Poetics audience has grown exponentially, making music anthropologists out of average music listeners. This anthology gathers the first five issues into a deluxe must-have hardbound edition.

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