Israfel Sivad is the founder of Ursprung Collective, an international spoken word/music/visual art project, which has been referred to as "fantastic brain food" on ReverbNation. He is also the author of five collections of short stories, four collections of poetry, and a novel, "Crossroads Blues", which has been compared to the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Palmetto Review) and "Swan Lake" (Penn Writer's Review). His complete works are comprised under the heading "Andrew's Songs". Currently, Volumes 0-X are available. However, there is no need to read his works in any particular order.