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Blues Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

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Synopsis:

Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music. In this anthology-the first devoted exclusively to blues poems-a wide array of poets pay tribute to the form and offer testimony to its lasting power.

The blues have left an indelible mark on the work of a diverse range of poets: from “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes and “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden, to “Blues on Yellow” by Marilyn Chin and “Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie. Here are blues-influenced and blues-inflected poems from, among others, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, June Jordan, Richard Wright, Nikki Giovanni, Charles Wright, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Cornelius Eady. And here, too, are classic song lyrics-poems in their own right-from Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, and Muddy Waters.

The rich emotional palette of the blues is fully represented here in verse that pays tribute to the heart and humor of the music, and in poems that swing with its history and hard-bitten hope.

Table of Contents

Foreword

STANDARDS (Blues Poems before World War II)

LANGSTON HUGHES The Weary Blues

LANGSTON HUGHES Morning After

LANGSTON HUGHES Beale Street Love

LANGSTON HUGHES Song for a Dark Girl

LANGSTON HUGHES Midwinter Blues

LANGSTON HUGHES Too Blue

LANGSTON HUGHES Note on Commercial Theatre 26

FENTON JOHNSON Tired

CLAUDE MCKAY The Harlem Dancer

NANCY CUNARD Memory Blues

COUNTEE CULLEN Colored Blues Singer

STERLING BROWN Ma Rainey

STERLING BROWN Choices

NICOLÁS GUILLÉN High Brown

MELVIN B. TOLSON Sootie Joe

MAXWELL BODENHEIM Street-level Jazz

W. H. AUDEN Blues

W. H. AUDEN Funeral Blues

MURIEL RUKEYSER George Robinson: Blues

LEOPOLD SENGHOR Ndéssé, or “Blues”

OWEN DODSON Guitar

CHARLES EDWARD SMITH Blues Stanzas

RICHARD WRIGHT AND LANGSTON HUGHES Red Clay Blues

RICHARD WRIGHT The FB Eye Blues

VINCENT MCHUGH Dicty Blues

WARING CUNEY Down-home Boy

WARING CUNEY Carry Me Back

WARING CUNEY Let Me Tell You Blues Singers Something

GWENDOLYN BROOKS Queen of the Blues

SOME SONGS

W. C. HANDY St. Louis Blues

MAMIE SMITH Crazy Blues

MA RAINEY See See Rider Blues

BESSIE SMITH Empty Bed Blues

BESSIE SMITH Backwater Blues

BESSIE SMITH Gimme a Pigfoot

IDA COX Wild Women Dont Have the Blues

RICHARD M. JONES Trouble in Mind

BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed

SON HOUSE Death Letter Blues

ROBERT JOHNSON Kindhearted Woman Blues

ROBERT JOHNSON Hellhound on My Trail

ROBERT JOHNSON Love in Vain

JIMMY RUSHING Sent for You Yesterday

LEADBELLY Good Morning Blues

MUDDY WATERS Hoochie Coochie Man

BIG MAMA THORNTON Hound Dog

FORM

JAYNE CORTEZ You Know

AMIRI BARAKA Look for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today

SONIA SANCHEZ Blues

SONIA SANCHEZ Blues Haikus

SONIA SANCHEZ Set. No. 2

NIKKI GIOVANNI Master Charge Blues

MARGARET WALKER Inflation Blues

QUINCY TROUPE Woke Up Crying the Blues

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER Letter: Blues

A. VAN JORDAN Cheating Woman Blues Haiku

ETHERIDGE KNIGHT Feeling Fucked/Up

FACING OFF

JAMES C. MORRIS The Blues

KENNETH REXROTH Married Blues

KENNETH PATCHEN Lonesome Boy Blues

HENRY DUMAS Concentration Camp Blues

HENRY DUMAS Outer Space Blues

DEREK WALCOTT Blues

SHERMAN ALEXIE Reservation Blues

GUSTAVO PÉREZ FIRMAT Bilingual Blues

MARILYN CHIN Blues on Yellow

CARL PHILLIPS Blue

GAYL JONES Deep Song

CALVIN FORBES Soledad

CALVIN FORBES Some Pieces

DARRELL BURTON Broom Song

ALLEN GINSBERG Sickness Blues

SANDRA MCPHERSON Bad Mother Blues

AFAA M. WEAVER Rambling

JUNE JORDAN Uncle Bull-boy

TRACIE MORRIS Get Away 1928

SEAN HILL Joe Chappels Foot Log Bottom Blues 1952

ALAN DUGAN Swing Shift Blues

BILLY COLLINS The Blues

FIGURES

SHERLEY ANNE WILLIAMS Any Womans Blues

CORNELIUS EADY Im a Fool to Love You

CORNELIUS EADY Muddy Waters & the Chicago Blues

CORNELIUS EADY Leadbelly

KEVIN YOUNG Langston Hughes

WILLIE PERDOMO Song for Langston

STERLING PLUMPP Muddy Waters

HONORÉE FANONNE JEFFERS Big Mama Thornton

CHARLES WRIGHT Poem Almost Wholly in My Own Manner

JOHN BERRYMAN Dream Song [no. 40]

DAVID WOJAHN John Berryman Listening to Robert Johnsons King of the Delta Blues, January 1972

FORREST HAMER Arrival

DAVID RIVARD Not Guilty

ALFRED ENCARNACION Bulosan Listens to a Recording of Robert Johnson

FREIGHT

AL YOUNG The Blues Dont Change

G. E. PATTERSON Cinderella

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA Annabelle

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA For You, Sweetheart, Ill Sell Plutonium Reactors

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA Woman, I Got the Blues

CATHERINE BOWMAN Hard-Luck Resume

THOMAS MCGRATH Gone Away Blues

ROBERT CREELEY Broken Back Blues

JOSEPH BRODSKY Blues

WILLIAM MATTHEWS Narcissus Blues

RAYMOND R. PATTERSON Special Pain Blues

TOI DERRICOTTE Blackbottom

MAJOR JACKSON How to Listen

JANE COOPER Wandas Blues

ALBERT MURRAY From Aubades

NATASHA TRETHEWEY At the Station

JEFF FALLIS Nosferatu Blues

CHARLES SIMIC Bed Music

JOHN YAU Domestic Bliss

BOB KAUFMAN Blues for Hal Waters

BOB KAUFMAN Heavy Water Blues

WANDA COLEMAN Heavy Daughter Blues

TERRANCE HAYES The Things-No-One-Knows Blues

ANTHONY WALTON The Encyclopedia of Rhythm and Blues

FINALE (For Bessie Smith)

ALVIN AUBERT Bessie

ROBERT HAYDEN Homage to the Empress of the Blues

JACKIE KAY Twelve Bar Bessie

MYRON OHIGGINS Blues for Bessie

WARING CUNEY Bessie Smith

COLLEEN J. MCELROY Mae West Chats It Up with Bessie Smith

MICHAEL S. HARPER Last Affair: Bessies Blues Song

List of Authors

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375414589
Editor:
Young, Kevin
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
Young, Kevin
Author:
Kevin Young, ed.
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Young, Kevin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Series Volume:
76-551
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.50x4.38x.73 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music. In this anthology-the first devoted exclusively to blues poems-a wide array of poets pay tribute to the form and offer testimony to its lasting power.

The blues have left an indelible mark on the work of a diverse range of poets: from “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes and “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden, to “Blues on Yellow” by Marilyn Chin and “Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie. Here are blues-influenced and blues-inflected poems from, among others, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, June Jordan, Richard Wright, Nikki Giovanni, Charles Wright, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Cornelius Eady. And here, too, are classic song lyrics-poems in their own right-from Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, and Muddy Waters.

The rich emotional palette of the blues is fully represented here in verse that pays tribute to the heart and humor of the music, and in poems that swing with its history and hard-bitten hope.

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