[PDF Download] The Poetry Blues

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Author: William Matthews
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780472097739
Size: 71.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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A posthumous collection of essays on poetry, jazz, art, and language by one of America's most well respected poets

[PDF Download] The Poetry Of The Blues

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Author: Samuel Charters
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486832953
Size: 33.70 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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"A signal event in the history of the music." — Ted Gioia, author of The Delta Blues Musicologist and writer Samuel Charters (1929–2015) considered blues lyrics a profound cultural expression that could connect all people who love poetry. A pioneer in the exploration of world music, Charters conducted research that brought obscure musicians of the American South and Appalachia into the mainstream. In this landmark volume, the noted blues historian and folklorist presents a rich exploration of blues songs as folk poetry, quoting lyrics by such legends as Son House and Lightnin' Hopkins at length to reveal the depth of feeling and complex literary forms at work within a unique art form. Originally published in 1963, The Poetry of the Blues raised interest in many previously unrecognized aspects of African-American music and made a significant contribution to the blues revival of the 1960s. This volume features now-vintage black-and-white photographs by Ann Charters from the original edition.

[PDF Download] Black Music Black Poetry

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Author: Gordon E. Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317173929
Size: 30.41 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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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.

[PDF Download] Blues And Bliss

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Author: George Elliott Clarke
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554582341
Size: 43.35 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 90
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Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet—these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke’s best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke offers readers an impressive cross-section of those voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino’s introduction focuses on this polyphony, his influences—Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats—and his “voice throwing,” and shows how the intersections here produce a “troubling” of language. He sketches Clarke’s primary interest in the negotiation of cultural space through adherence to and revision of tradition and on the finding of a vernacular that begins in exile, especially exile in relation to African-Canadian communities. In the afterword, Clarke, in an interesting re-spin of Fiorentino’s introduction, writes with patented gusto about how his experiences have contributed to multiple sounds and forms in his work. Decrying any grandiose notions of theory, he presents himself as primarily a songwriter.

[PDF Download] Blues In All Hues

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Author: Amina Baraka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940939360
Size: 15.58 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 210
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BLUES IN ALL HUES is the debut poetry collection of Amina Baraka. Echoing shades of the blues imbued in social and political consciousness, this stunning volume of 123 poems represents more than forty years of Baraka's work. From slavery, racism, imperialism, women's rights, gay rights; to personal poems that are a celebratory excursion of self, BLUES IN ALL HUES digs deep into the marrow of Baraka's being. As the book progresses, readers will find poems intermingled with stories about family members, musicians, poets, artists, activists and the unnamed workers that Baraka holds close to her heart. Written in free verse these lyric poems, which are filled with metaphors and double-entendres, intimately connects readers to an authentic American poetry, making BLUES IN ALL HUES a must read for poets and activists alike.

[PDF Download] The Disappearing Poet Blues

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Author: Marc Hudson
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838755068
Size: 51.52 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 81
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"The poems in Marc Hudson's The Disappearing Poet Blues are driven by a moral anguish: how do we live, they ask, in strict circumstances; what is the worth of profoundly limited human life; how can one be both a good father and a good artist?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

[PDF Download] The Blues Comes With Good News

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Author: Sonny Hall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529383986
Size: 68.28 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Soul searching poetry for a new generation. Inspired by Diane di Prima, Rene Ricard, Henry Miller and others 'who tell it like it is', The Blues Comes with Good News is a collection of poems by prolific writer, Sonny Hall. The collection ranges from articulating addiction, self-destruction and identity, to romantic relationships, his journey to recovery and his unapologetic depiction of truth, through life and its happenings. At 18 years old Sonny entered a treatment centre for alcohol and drug addiction, after losing his biological mother - who he remained close to despite being adopted aged 4 - to a heroin overdose. Three months into his treatment, Hall started writing poems as a way of ordering 'all the madness' in his head. He has since written hundreds of poems, which all portray his newfound intimacy with life, figuring it out as he goes on, never failing to write sincerely about the sting of life, through a rare candour, explicit and seedy within the realms of his own indulgence. Illustrations by JACK LAVER

[PDF Download] Kel S Poetry Blues

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Author: Kelton Latson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477288112
Size: 30.81 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 58
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Kel’s poetry blues is a book of poetry written by Kelton Latson, who is a young poet that has been writing poetry since his ninth grade year in high school. The theme of Kel’s Poetry Blues is pretty self-explanatory. The Blues. What is the blues? What does the blues feel like? What does it mean to have the blues? In this book of poetry you will read what the young poet holds inside his heart and inside his mind. You will read on his outlook of life, fulfilling dreams and love. The poems all tell a tale of exactly what it is like having the blues.

[PDF Download] The Collected Works Of Langston Hughes The Poems 1921 1940

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Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826213396
Size: 21.60 MB
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Category : African American authors
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

[PDF Download] Lead Blues

Lead Blues PDF
Author: Anne-Marie Alonzo
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9780920717431
Size: 75.19 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 44
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In Quebec, Alonzo is a well-known poet, writer, critic, and publisher (les éditions Trois). Lead Blues is the first translation into English of any of her work. Lead Blues is a slim volume comprising 32 pages of poetry, which can be read either as one long poem or with as many interruptions as the reader desires. Indeed, Alonzo's poetic text may leave the reader of traditional poetry quite breathless. Reading her work is like entering another country, another mind, another form. As William Donoghue, her translator, remarks, "A certain letting go is required." Lead Blues demands that the reader listen to the versewhich isn't really verseand travel with the poet. It makes for an excellent trip. Donoghue has prefaced Lead Blues with a very fine essay on Alonzo,followed by an equally fine and witty essay on the art of translation.He obviously translates with passion. {Guernica}

[PDF Download] Race In The Poetry Of Langston Hughes

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Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737770635
Size: 64.40 MB
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Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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This informative edition explores the poetry of Langston Hughes through the lens of race. Coverage includes an examination of Hughes's life and influences; a look at key ideas related to race in Hughes's poetry, including the influence of African-American music, the use of poetry to address racial problems, and the politics of Hughes's anti-lynching poems; and contemporary perspectives on race, such as the decline of civil rights reform and the role of hip-hop in shaping black music.

[PDF Download] Delta Blues And Home Songs

Delta Blues and Home Songs PDF
Author: Tanure Ojaide
Publisher: Kraft Books Limited
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Size: 54.42 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 95
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This work takes in two collections of poetry. The poems of Delta Blues protests against the environmental degradation of the Niger Delta, and the devastation unleashed upon local populations, victims, and caught up in the race for oil. The younger poet dedicates his work to Ken Saro Wiwa, and other civil-rights activists. He writes about the irony of their mortality, which was, their last resort and only threat; their death was the final protest. The poet contrasts the natural heritage of the river, a vital food and water source, with barrels of oil, which bring little benefit to the people of the river. He believes that remembering the past and the dead may be the only way of preventing history repeating itself. Ojaide has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Africa region and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize twice. He has performed and been translated around the world, and is regarded as a leading voice amongst the new (younger) generation.