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The Resource Jazz poems, selected and edited by Kevin Young

Jazz poems, selected and edited by Kevin Young

Label
Jazz poems
Title
Jazz poems
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Kevin Young
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since its first flowering in the 1920s, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry, and this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems as varied and vital as the music that inspired them. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Beat movement, from the poets of the New York school to the contemporary poetry scene, the jazz aesthetic has been a compelling literary force--one that Jazz Poems makes palpable. We hear it in the poems of Langston Hughes, e.e. Cummings, William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, and Gwendolyn Brooks, and in those of Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, Ntozake Shange, Mark Doty, and C.D. Wright. Here are poems that pay tribute to jazz's great voices, and poems that throb with the vivid rhythm and energy of the jazz tradition, ranging in tone from mournful elegy to sheer celebration
Member of
Cataloging source
OCO
Dewey number
811.5080357
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS310.J39
LC item number
J39 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Everyman's library pocket poets
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Jazz poems, selected and edited by Kevin Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lester Young / Ted Joans -- String of pearls / Ted Berrigan -- Pres spoke in a language / Amiri Baraka ( Leroi Jones) -- Prez in Paris, 1959 / Al Young -- Personal poem / Frank O'Hara -- For Miles / Gregory Corso -- Blue in green / Darrell Burton -- The blues of this day / Patricia Spears Jones -- Melody forensic / Kyle Dargan -- Almost blue / Mark Doty -- Art Pepper / Edward Hirsch -- Snake-back solo / Quincy Troupe -- Body and soul II / Charles Wright -- Listening to Sonny Rollins at the Five Spot / Paul Blackburn -- February in Sydney / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Sheets of sound (Coltrane & Co.): John Coltrane / A. B. Spellman -- Dear John, dear Coltrane / Michael S. Harper -- Here where Coltrane is / Michael S. Harper -- Reuben, Reuben / Michael S. Harper -- Coltrane, syeeda's song flute / Jean Valentine -- After the war; when Coltrane only wanted to play dance tunes / Matthew Graham -- Alabama, c. 1963: a ballad by John Coltrane / Cornelius Eady -- William Carlos Williams / Corelius Eady -- Photo of John Coltrane, 1963 / Sean Singer -- Fall down / Calvin Hernton -- For Eric Dolphy / Etheridge Knight -- Don't cry, scream / Haki Madhubuti (Don Lee) -- Am Trak / Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) -- Trane / Kamau Brathwaite -- Blues for John Coltrane, dead at 41 / William Matthews -- Soloing / Philip Levine -- "John Coltrane arrived with an Egyptian lay" / Nathaniel Mackey -- Rhythym section: Jazz / Angela Ball -- Mingus at the showplace / William Matthews -- Bud Powell, Paris, 1959 / William Matthews -- One o'clock jump / Paul Zimmer -- For Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers / Keorapetse Kgositsile -- Shaking hands with Mongo / Martin Espada -- Copacetic mingus / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Elegy for Thelonius / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Crepuscule with Nellie / Charles Simic -- Snow / Billy Collins -- Thelonious sphere monk / William Corbett -- Listening images / Lawson Fusao Inada -- Ruby my dear / Al Young -- Free jazz: Dark to themselves / John Keene
  • Leaving Saturn / Major Jackson -- C.T.'s variation / Thulani Davis -- from Written to music / Kenneth Rexroth -- Music for homemade instruments / Harryette Mullen -- Gyre's galax / N. H. Pritchard -- Epistrophe / Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) -- Muting (for Billie Holiday): Song for Billie Holiday / Langston Hughes -- Strange fruit / Lewis Allan -- God bless the child / Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. -- Stardust / Kevin Young -- The secret life of musical instruments / C. D. Wright -- Lady sings the blues / Terrance Hayes -- Poem in which I make the mistake of comparing Billie Holiday to a cosmic washerwoman / Tony Hoagland -- For our lady / Sonia Sanchez -- What I'm wild for / Janet M. Choi -- The day lady died / Frank O'Hara -- Canary / Rita Dove -- The journey / Lawson Fusao Inada
Control code
ocm66255389
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781841597546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1766899
  • (OCoLC)66255389
  • (Sirsi) a1766899
Label
Jazz poems, selected and edited by Kevin Young
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lester Young / Ted Joans -- String of pearls / Ted Berrigan -- Pres spoke in a language / Amiri Baraka ( Leroi Jones) -- Prez in Paris, 1959 / Al Young -- Personal poem / Frank O'Hara -- For Miles / Gregory Corso -- Blue in green / Darrell Burton -- The blues of this day / Patricia Spears Jones -- Melody forensic / Kyle Dargan -- Almost blue / Mark Doty -- Art Pepper / Edward Hirsch -- Snake-back solo / Quincy Troupe -- Body and soul II / Charles Wright -- Listening to Sonny Rollins at the Five Spot / Paul Blackburn -- February in Sydney / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Sheets of sound (Coltrane & Co.): John Coltrane / A. B. Spellman -- Dear John, dear Coltrane / Michael S. Harper -- Here where Coltrane is / Michael S. Harper -- Reuben, Reuben / Michael S. Harper -- Coltrane, syeeda's song flute / Jean Valentine -- After the war; when Coltrane only wanted to play dance tunes / Matthew Graham -- Alabama, c. 1963: a ballad by John Coltrane / Cornelius Eady -- William Carlos Williams / Corelius Eady -- Photo of John Coltrane, 1963 / Sean Singer -- Fall down / Calvin Hernton -- For Eric Dolphy / Etheridge Knight -- Don't cry, scream / Haki Madhubuti (Don Lee) -- Am Trak / Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) -- Trane / Kamau Brathwaite -- Blues for John Coltrane, dead at 41 / William Matthews -- Soloing / Philip Levine -- "John Coltrane arrived with an Egyptian lay" / Nathaniel Mackey -- Rhythym section: Jazz / Angela Ball -- Mingus at the showplace / William Matthews -- Bud Powell, Paris, 1959 / William Matthews -- One o'clock jump / Paul Zimmer -- For Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers / Keorapetse Kgositsile -- Shaking hands with Mongo / Martin Espada -- Copacetic mingus / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Elegy for Thelonius / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Crepuscule with Nellie / Charles Simic -- Snow / Billy Collins -- Thelonious sphere monk / William Corbett -- Listening images / Lawson Fusao Inada -- Ruby my dear / Al Young -- Free jazz: Dark to themselves / John Keene
  • Leaving Saturn / Major Jackson -- C.T.'s variation / Thulani Davis -- from Written to music / Kenneth Rexroth -- Music for homemade instruments / Harryette Mullen -- Gyre's galax / N. H. Pritchard -- Epistrophe / Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) -- Muting (for Billie Holiday): Song for Billie Holiday / Langston Hughes -- Strange fruit / Lewis Allan -- God bless the child / Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. -- Stardust / Kevin Young -- The secret life of musical instruments / C. D. Wright -- Lady sings the blues / Terrance Hayes -- Poem in which I make the mistake of comparing Billie Holiday to a cosmic washerwoman / Tony Hoagland -- For our lady / Sonia Sanchez -- What I'm wild for / Janet M. Choi -- The day lady died / Frank O'Hara -- Canary / Rita Dove -- The journey / Lawson Fusao Inada
Control code
ocm66255389
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781841597546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1766899
  • (OCoLC)66255389
  • (Sirsi) a1766899

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