Black Music  Black Poetry Book

Black Music Black Poetry

  • Author : Gordon E. Thompson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-04-15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781317173922

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Black Music, Black Poetry offers readers a fuller appreciation of the diversity of approaches to reading black American poetry. It does so by linking a diverse body of poetry to musical genres that range from the spirituals to contemporary jazz. The poetry of familiar figures such as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes and less well-known poets like Harryette Mullen or the lyricist to Pharaoh Sanders, Amos Leon Thomas, is scrutinized in relation to a musical tradition contemporaneous with the lifetime of each poet. Black music is considered the strongest representation of black American communal consciousness; and black poetry, by drawing upon such a musical legacy, lays claim to a powerful and enduring black aesthetic. The contributors to this volume take on issues of black cultural authenticity, of musical imitation, and of poetic performance as displayed in the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, Michael Harper, Nathaniel Mackey, Jayne Cortez, Harryette Mullen, and Amos Leon Thomas. Taken together, these essays offer a rich examination of the breath of black poetry and the ties it has to the rhythms and forms of black music and the influence of black music on black poetic practice.

Understanding the New Black Poetry Book

Understanding the New Black Poetry

  • Author : Stephen Evangelist Henderson
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1973
  • Category : American poetry
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027253791

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Black Nature Book

Black Nature

  • Author : Camille T. Dungy
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9780820332772

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Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry--anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole. A Friends Fund Publication.

Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry Book

Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry

  • Author : L. Ramey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2008-02-04
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9780230610163

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In this insightful and provocative volume, Rameyreveals spirituals and slave songs to be a crucial element in American literature. This book shows slave songs'intrinsic value as lyric poetry, sheds light on their roots and originality, anddraws new conclusions on anart form long considereda touchstone of cultural imagination.

3000 Years of Black Poetry Book

3000 Years of Black Poetry

  • Author : Alan Lomax
  • Publisher : Dodd Mead
  • Date : 1984
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106010567847

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The Immeasurable Equation Book
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The Immeasurable Equation

  • Author : Sun Ra
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Date : 2005
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9783833426599

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A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and flings out pictures of infinity into the outer space. These poems are for tomorrow. This is the only edition of Sun Ra's complete poetry and prose in one volume. The Contributors James L. Wolf Earned a music degree from Carleton College, and studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Now works at the Library of Congress in the Music Division. Active musician in various bands in the DC area. Many contributions to Sun Ra scholarship. Hartmut Geerken Oriental studies, philosophy and comparative religion at the universities of Tubingen and Istanbul. Writer, filmmaker, musician, composer. Since the 1970s, close relationships to Sun Ra and his works, setting up the world's most comprehensive Waitawhile Sun Ra Archive Sigrid Hauff Studied oriental languages and arts, philosophy, and romance studies at the universities of Tubingen and Istanbul. Free lance writer on literary and philosophical subjects. Klaus Detlef Thiel Studied philosophy and history at Trier University, Ph.D. Philosophical author, focussing on theory and history of writing. Brent Hayes Edwards Teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Author and Co-Editor of works on jazz and literature."

My Black Me Book
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My Black Me

  • Author : Arnold Adoff
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Date : 1995-11-01
  • Category : Afro-Americans
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0613992318

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An anthology of African American poetry for young readers offers a joyful celebration of the power of inner strength.

Words with Wings Book
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Words with Wings

  • Author : Belinda Rochelle
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2001-01
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 0605012660

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The Weary Blues Book

The Weary Blues

  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Date : 2022
  • Category : African Americans
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486849010

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Immediately celebrated as a tour de force upon its release, Langston Hughes's first published collection of poems still offers a powerful reflection of the Black experience. From "The Weary Blues" to "Dream Variation," Hughes writes clearly and colorfully, and his words remain prophetic.

The Muse is Music Book

The Muse is Music

  • Author : Meta DuEwa Jones
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Date : 2011
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9780252036217

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This wide-ranging, ambitiously interdisciplinary study traces jazz's influence on African American poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary spoken word poetry. Examining established poets such as Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and Nathaniel Mackey as well as a generation of up-and-coming contemporary writers and performers, Meta DuEwa Jones highlights the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality within the jazz tradition and its representation in poetry. Applying prosodic analysis to emphasize the musicality of African American poetic performance, she examines the gendered meanings evident in collaborative performances and in the criticism, images, and sounds circulating within jazz cultures. Jones also considers poets who participated in contemporary venues for black writing such as the Dark Room Collective and the Cave Canem Foundation, including Harryette Mullen, Elizabeth Alexander, and Carl Phillips. Incorporating a finely honed discussion of the Black Arts Movement, the poetry-jazz fusion of the late 1950s, and slam and spoken word performance milieus such as Def Poetry Jam, she focuses on jazz and hip hop-influenced performance artists including Tracie Morris, Saul Williams, and Jessica Care Moore. Through attention to cadence, rhythm, and structure, The Muse is Music fills a gap in literary scholarship by attending to issues of gender in jazz and poetry and by analyzing recordings of poets both with and without musical accompaniment. Applying the methodology of textual close reading to a critical "close listening" of American poetry's resonant soundscape, Jones's analyses include exploring the formal innovation and queer performance of Langston Hughes's recorded collaboration with jazz musicians, delineating the relationship between punctuation and performance in the post-soul John Coltrane poem, and closely examining jazz improvisation and hip-hop stylization. An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry and spoken word,

Black Music Book
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Black Music

  • Author : LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Date : 2010-01-01
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781933354934

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Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra.

The Poetry and Music of Joaqu  n Sabina Book

The Poetry and Music of Joaqu n Sabina

  • Author : Daniel J. Nappo
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Date : 2020-12-15
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781793615787

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The Poetry and Music of Joaquín Sabina: An Angel with Black Wings is a thoroughly researched exploration of the life, music, and song lyrics of the celebrated Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina. Often called "the Spanish Dylan," Sabina has established his own highly poetic space over the course of his forty-plus years as a recording artist. Using selected song lyrics from his fifteen studio and three major live albums, Daniel J. Nappo analyzes Sabina's use of antithesis, simile, metaphor, synesthesia, rhyme, and other rhetorical and poetic devices. Nappo also devotes a chapter to Sabina's ability as a narrator and concludes the book with a comparison of Sabina's best work with that of the American singer-songwriter and Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan.

African American Poetry Book

African American Poetry

  • Author : Joan R. Sherman
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Date : 1997-07-07
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9780486296043

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Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753 1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "I, Too, Sing America," "Lift Every Voice and Sing," "Yet Do I Marvel," and "On Being Brought from Africa to America." Dover Original."

I See the Rhythm of Gospel Book
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I See the Rhythm of Gospel

  • Author : Toyomi Igus
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Date : 2011-01-26
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780310423997

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'We free now, baby,' mama whispers as we bounce and sway with the wagon's twists and turns over roads of clay through the land that oppressed us to a new world, a brand new day. The dynamic author/illustrator team of Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood has come together again to produce I See the Rhythm of Gospel, a sequel to the Coretta Scott King Award-winning I See the Rhythm. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this informative and inspirational blend of poetry, art, and music that relates the history of gospel music as reflected through the journey of African Americans from their arrival as slaves in America to the election of our first black president, Barack Obama.

Songs of Innocence Book
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Songs of Innocence

  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1789
  • Category : Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB00076234

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This book evokes a childlike view of the world that is simple, pastoral and protected.