Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present

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Steven Tracy, in his book Langston Hughes and the Blues ( 1988), discusses this issue in depth. His book, and several of his articles, also helps elucidate the various forms of the blues that poets have used for structuring the formal elements of their blues-related poetry.
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In addition to these anthologies, there is also a slim but engaging collection of jazz poetry edited by Jim Stephens, Bright Moments ( 1980), as well as Stephen Henderson's classic collection, Understanding the New Black Poetry ( 1973), which features a number of jazz poems as well as a lengthy introduction that includes a discussion of jazz and poetry. For more general references, The Jazz Word (eds. Cerulli, Korall, and Nasatir, 1960) remains a fairly good introduction to jazzrelated literature; Mixed Voices ( 1991), edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston , offers a selection of poems inspired by different kinds of music, including jazz; and, more recently, Art Lange and Nathaniel Mackey edited a collection of poetry fiction, and prose titled Moment's Notice ( 1993).

REFERENCES

Bishop, Elizabeth. The Complete Poems: 1927-1979. New York: Farrar, Strau Giroux, 1983.

Buchwald, Emilie, and Ruth Roston, eds. Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music. Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1991.

Cerulli, Dom, Burt Korall, and Mort L. Nasatir, eds. The Jazz Word. New York: Ballantine, 1960.

Dolphy, Eric. Eric Dolphy in Europe Volume 1. Rec. Sept. 8, 1961. Prestige, OJCCD-413-2, 1989.

Feinstein, Sascha, and Yusef Komunyakaa, eds. The Jazz Poetry Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

-----. The Second Set. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Henderson, Stephen, ed. Understanding the New Black Poetry. New York: Morrow, 1973.

Jauss, David. "Contemporary American Poetry and All That Jazz". Crazyhorse 42 ( Spring 1992): 125-140.

JazzSpeak: A Word Collection. Produced and compiled by Harvey Robert Kubernik , with Amiri Baraka, Wanda Coleman, Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, et al. New Alliance, NAR CD 054, 1991.

Johnson, Charles S. "Jazz Poetry and Blues". Carolina Magazine ( May 1928): 16- 20.

Knight, Etheridge. Belly Song. Detroit: Broadside, 1973.

-----. Born of a Woman. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980.

-----. The Essential Etheridge Knight. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1986.

-----. Poems from Prison. Detroit: Broadside, 1969.

Knight, Etheridge, Sascha Feinstein, et al. "Jazz Poetry Symposium". Madam Walker Theatre. Sponsored by the Writer's Center of Indianapolis. Indianapolis, April 1990.

Knight, Etheridge, and Carolyn Forché. Poetry Reading. Butler University, Indianapolis, April 19, 1990.

Lange, Art, and Nathaniel Mackey. Moment's Notice. Minneapolis: Coffee House, 1993.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Jazz Poetry: an Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • References 13
  • 2 - The Sin in Syncopation 15
  • Notes 36
  • References 38
  • 3 - Weary Blues, Harlem Galleries, and Southern Roads 41
  • Notes 57
  • References 59
  • 4 - From Obscurity to Fad: Jazz and Poetry in Performance 61
  • Notes 81
  • References 85
  • 5 - Chasin' the Bird: Charlie Parker and the Enraptured Poets of the Fifties 89
  • Notes 110
  • References 113
  • 6 - The John Coltrane Poem 115
  • Notes 136
  • References 140
  • 7 - Goodbye Porkpie Hat: Farewells and Remembrances 143
  • Notes 158
  • References 159
  • 8 - An Enormous Yes: Contemporary Jazz Poetry 163
  • Notes 180
  • References 181
  • Index 183
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