Poet, novelist and critic, Jeffery Renard Allen brings a number of characteristics to his first collection of poems. He adapts jazz and blues forms to lyric poetry and uses a variety of cultural sources to draw together materials that exist in a shared mythology. The result has the directness of an African-American Homeric hymn. Rich in musicality, Allen's work offers an extra-ordinary breadth of reference and discovery.
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Jeffery Renard Allen holds a doctorate in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York and an instructor in the graduate writing program at the New School for Social Research. He has published essays, poems, and fiction in many literary journals.Review:
Ashe; In Memory Of Anthony Chisom, Died January 27, 1995
Eyes In The Water
Festival Of Corn And Tobacco
For Michael Griffith, Murdered Dec. 21, 1986, Howard Beach, N.y.
Harbors And Spirits
Jigue; For Public Enemy
Kaabaa; For Muhammad Ali
One More Mile
Oya; For Mae Henderson
Preview Of America: 1. For Wes Craven
Preview Of America: 2. For Toby Hopper
Preview Of America: 3. For Larry Cohen
Saws And Sayings
Shadowboxing; For Harriet Tubman
A Skeleton Is A Man Of Stone
Undervoicing; For Sarah Vaughan, Dead At 66
With It; For Miles Davis
You Breathed The Cold From Me
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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Book Description Asphodel Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11155921208X
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Book Description Asphodel Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M155921208X