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A Black Pow Wow Of Jazz Poems

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Unknown Binding, 159 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Calder & Boyars (first published January 1st 1969)
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Bethany
Nov 23, 2011 Bethany rated it really liked it
I was startled by his experimentation with the page layout and white space, and the use of capitalization or lack thereof. Many of these poems made me realize a truth, some made me laugh, most all were very radical, but that's expected for a black man poet in this era. I liked his language play and his courage and his experimentation. I enjoyed it a lot.
Jeff Crompton
A product of its time. Joans was frankly not a very good poet, but was more entertaining and good-natured than many of the Black Nationalist poets of the 1960s. I found myself laughing at times, although I doubt that I will read many of these poems again.
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Theodore "Ted" Joans was an American trumpeter, jazz poet and painter.

Joans was born in Cairo, Illinois, but not on a riverboat as had been claimed. He earned a degree in fine arts from Indiana University. He later associated with writers of the Beat Generation in Greenwich Village and San Francisco. He was a contemporary and friend of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. In the 1960s, Joans had a hou
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