Thee Poetz Promise is a collection of Bella Martrice's writing, her art, photos, theories & poetry throughout her life dating back from july 1993 up until january 2017. 1993 is a year that forever changed Bella's life. Her mother had been murdered....Bella was given a journal by her teacher and encouraged to write. This book is like looking thru a kaleidoscope into her; from her childhood into adulthood. Her writing is colorful, full, passionate, ugly, beautiful and honest.
Interestingly Enough... Bella Martrice's promise to be Dope, which she defines as RAW & UNCUT
"Martrice is raw as she slices and dices Sometimes it cuts She's a writer, a fighter, an ignitor And sometimes it burns Her points are sharp enough To sting like a ray She's bold and brave and Might not be kind When she speaks her mind But she cares a lot and Dares enough to share her truth and raise the roof to make a difference Take it or not."
- Dorothy Langlois Epstein
Retired High School Teacher/Writer/Artist
"I am not inspired by just anybody. But when I see greatness in someone, shining through their words, their speech, their style, and their energy, I can't help but want to look and listen. Martrice has all that. She's an artist of language, a visionary of a better world, a bridge builder between souls. Our souls are so blessed to be touched by her story, her presence, and her talent. Tonight, look and listen...She's a star."
-Jennifer CollinsSan Francisco Library Teen Librarian