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Dear John, Dear Coltrane: Poems (Poetry from Illinois)

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A collection of rhythmic poems with such varied themes as pain, love, and the experience of jazz.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 1st 1985 by University of Illinois Press (first published 1970)
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Eddie
Nov 12, 2015 Eddie rated it it was amazing
Michael S Harper's first book is suffused with pain, but also with joy and love and sex. A poet of both the intimate and the global. Beautiful.
Michael
Jun 27, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
I’m very glad I read it. Reading these poems both before and after the killing of nine African-American people at their church is both instructive and damning. The poet helps me see the world in a way that I am often too blind to see. These poems, though pretty old, speak as clearly today as they did when they were written. Powerful stuff.
Keith
Mar 07, 2012 Keith rated it it was amazing
Michael Harper's first book. It's a classic. The poem he wrote for Miles Davis sets the tempo for this great book of poems. If you are a lover of poems this is a must have.
Kate Brennan
Jul 22, 2011 Kate Brennan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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