The Jazz Poetry Anthology (A Midland Book)

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9780253206374: The Jazz Poetry Anthology (A Midland Book)

... in a class by itself... sensitive, moving, and powerful jazz imagery... the perfect companion to listening to good jazz." ―Jazziz Magazine

In the course of the history of jazz, there have been only a few articles that get to the core of the meaning of jazz. These poems hit it right on the head, and the book is certainly essential for anyone who is interested in our music." ―Dizzy Gillespie

To those interested in the impact of jazz upon the poetry of our century I recommend this anthology altogether without reservation." ―John Lucas, JazzTimes

... essential... Its virtues are varied and copious, and not the least among them is discovering a writer whose work is new to you." ―Los Angeles Reader

What makes this work most enjoyable is knowing the music and musicians and using that knowledge to understand and judge the poets’ reactions to the elements in the music that please and inspire us." ―MultiCultural Review

Filled with a variety of form, rhythm, and sound, this anthology is an absolute MUST for anyone who is even remotely interested in jazz and modern literature." ―David Baker

Since the turn of the century, poets have responded to jazz in all its musical and cultural overtones. The poems here cover the range of jazz itself: from early blues to free jazz and experimental music. Among the 132 poets included are James Baldwin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Langston Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Mina Loy, Ishmael Reed, and Sonia Sanchez. This anthology represents the broad appreciation for jazz as poetic inspiration, not only from the Beat movement but from writers across the decades and around the world.

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Dizzy Gillespie had this to say: "These poems hit it right on the head, and the book is certainly essential for anyone who is interested in our music." Containing poems not just about jazz, but also written in the spirit of jazz, this book is an outstanding example of how productive cross- fertilization between the arts can be. Of course, Jack Kerouac's "239th Chorus" is a standout, but there are also swinging poems from Etheridge Knight, Marilyn Hacker, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and many others.

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Since the turn of the century, there have been hundreds of poems responding to jazz in all its musical and cultural overtones. Although many people associate this union only with the poetry and jazz readings of the Beat movement, the range of poetic and jazz anesthetics, not merely from writers across the United States but from countries around the world as well, embraces an enormous, cross-cultural gathering of writers. This anthology represents many of those responses and the broad appreciation for jazz as poetic inspiration.

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