Honorable Amendments: POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)

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Advice To Clinton
Angola (louisiana)
Archives
Arthritis Dance
The Beauty Shell
Changes On Coleman Bean Hawkin's Birthday
Changing Names In The Street
Conversations With Roy Decarava
Crypt
Dear Romie: Rock Formation Epistles
Dexter Leaps In
Dixie Peach
E. J. M. At 75
Fanny's Kitchen
Fixit
Free Associations: Some Practical Symbols
The Ghost Of Soulmaking: For Ruth Oppenheim
Godfather
Hinton's Silkscreens
Homage To The Brown Bomber
Impertinent Correspondence
Intentional Suffering
Jest: A Collection Of Records
Josh Gibson's Bat
Journey Through The Interior
Late September Refrain
Laureate Notes
Lecturing On A Theme Of Motherhood
The Line: How To Step Out Of It
Madam Tutu
Manong: Angola
Mr. Knowlton Predicts
Mule
My Father At 75
My Father's Face
My Students Who Stand In Snow
Odd Facts About The Painter (on Causality)
Pardons (from A. Lincoln)
Parenting
Portrait Of James Weldon Johnson
Prologue Of An Arkansas Traveler
Protege: 1962
Quilting Bee (mecklenburg County)
The Revolutionary Garden
Rhode Island (ssbnt740): A Toast
Saint Sassy Diving
The Sanctity Of The Unwritten
Studs
Study Windows
Teaching Institutes
Testifying
Thimble
To An Old Man Twiddlin' Thumbs
Ulysses S. Grant: His Prose
It Is The Man/woman Outside Who Judges
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

From Library Journal:

Harper's (Healing Song of the Inner Ear, Univ. of Illinois Pr., 1985) ninth collection can be divided into two distinct styles. The first is complex, written by a poet who delights in juxtaposing disparate elements in a narrative as confusing as it is artful. Informed by jazz, augmented by prefatory quotations, these words emanate from "Tongues, that making of vowels/over land, the land broken/in syntax, syntactical slavery." Striking poems intertwine a friend's life with that of a black hero (Willie Mays, John Coltrane). The second style is direct, addressing heroes and heroines face to face, telling them about their own lives from the perspective of a younger other. Many poems are didactic, speaking out on the KKK, the Civil War, South Africa, and integration, defining and delimiting Harper's world for the larger white audience. Pacified anger erupts in gentle irony. Here slavery is "a slavery of affection." Recommended for poetry collections of public and academic libraries.?Rochelle Ratner, formerly Poetry Editor, "Soho Weekly News," New York
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