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Jazz Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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Ever since its first flowering, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry; this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems that are as varied and as vital as the music that inspired them.

From the Harlem Renaissance to the beat movement, from the poets of the New York school to the contemporary poetry scene, the jazz aesthetic has been a compelling litera
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 11th 2006 by Everyman's Library (first published March 2nd 2006)
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A brilliant collection, lovingly assembled by the incomparable Kevin Young.

"god pity me whom (god distinctly has)" - e.e. cummings
"jazz fantasia" - carl sandburg
"trumpet player" - langston hughes
"rose solitude" - jayne cortez
"charlie parker birthday celebration, tompkins square park" - catherine bowman
Oct 17, 2008 Nice rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
Better than Feinstein and Komunyakaa's series of Jazz Anthology. I going to buy this one next.
A great anthology of poems! See my review here:
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Kevin Young is an American poet heavily influenced by the poet Langston Hughes and the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992, was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (1992-1994), and received his MFA from Brown University. While in Boston and Providence, he was part of the African-American poetry group, The Dark Room Collective.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, You
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