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Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a poetic form, California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues and drawn inspiration from the blues. Something About the Blues uses the blues as a theme throughout 100 new and previously-published poems. Selections evoke the cold, hard city, love gone wrong and blues music itself, with tributes to Ma Rainey, Lena Horne and other notable performers. Something About the Blues includes an audio CD with Al Young's dynamic, soulful readings of more than 20 of the poems from the book, plus Langston Hughes? reading of his classic ?The Weary Blues.? Many of Young's performances feature a live blues band.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402210648
Author:
Young, Al
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Mediafusion
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
8.24x8.40x.97 in. 1.32 lbs.

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