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Jazz Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in the 1920s, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry, and this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems as varied and vital as the music that inspired them. Includes poems by Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and Gwendolyn Brooks. High school & older.

Synopsis:

Ever since its first flowering, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry; this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems that are as varied and as vital as the music that inspired them.

From the Harlem Renaissance to the beat movement, from the poets of the New York school to the contemporary poetry scene, the jazz aesthetic has been a compelling literary force—one that Jazz Poems makes palpable. We hear it in the poems of Langston Hughes, E. E. cummings, William Carlos Williams, Frank OHara, and Gwendolyn Brooks, and in those of Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, Ntozake Shange, Mark Doty, William Matthews, and C. D. Wright. Here are poems that pay tribute to jazzs great voices, and poems that throb with the vivid rhythm and energy of the jazz tradition, ranging in tone from mournful elegy to sheer celebration.

About the Author

Kevin Young is the author of three previous collections of poetry and the editor of Library of Americas John Berryman: Selected Poems, Everymans Library Pocket Poets anthology Blues Poems, and Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers. His most recent book, Jelly Roll: A Blues, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and won the Paterson Poetry Prize. A recent Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Young is currently Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University.

Kevin Youngs Jelly Roll is available in Knopf paperback.

Table of Contents

Foreword

VAMPING (Early Jazz Poems)

LANGSTON HUGHES

Jazzonia

Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret

The Cat and the Saxophone (2 a.m.)

Trumpet Player

CARL SANDBURG

Jazz Fantasia

HELENE JOHNSON

Poem

VACHEL LINDSAY

The Jazz of This Hotel

E. E. CUMMINGS

“god pity me whom (god distinctly has)”

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

Ol Bunks Band

STERLING A. BROWN

Cabaret

MAXWELL BODENHEIM

Bringing Jazz

MURIEL RUKEYSER

Homage to Literature

FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS

Jazz Band

GWENDOLYN BROOKS

We Real Cool

SWINGING (Jazz Origins, New Orleans & Ellingtonia)

ROBERT SARGENT

Touching the Past

WILLIAM MATTHEWS

The Buddy Bolden Cylinder

LUCIEN QUINCY

In Praise of Buddy Bolden

ANDY RAZAF

Black and Blue (What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue?)

ERNST MOERMAN

Louis Armstrong

A. B. SPELLMAN

“Jelly wrote”

HAYDEN CARRUTH

The Fantastic Names of Jazz

PHILIP LARKIN

For Sidney Bechet

DANA GIOIA

Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)

HAYDEN CARRUTH

“Sure,” said Benny Goodman

JAYNE CORTZ

Rose Solitude

BILLY STRAYHORN

Lush Life

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER

Billy Strayhorn Writes “Lush Life”

Four Bongos: Take a Train

CLARENCE MAJOR

The Syncopated Cakewalk

NTOZAKE SHANGE

Mood Indigo

BOP (Bird & Beyond)

BOB KAUFMAN

War Memoir

Walking Parker Home

Crootey Songo

STERLING D. PLUMPP

Eleven from Velvet Bebop Kente Cloth

WARING CUNEY

Charles Parker, 1920-1955

DAVID LEHMAN

May 12

OWEN DODSON

Yardbirds Skull (for Charlie Parker)

ROBERT CREELY

Chasing the Bird

CATHERINE BOWMAN

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Tompkins Square Park

DIONISIO D. MARTINEZ

Charlie Parker: Almost Like Being in Love

KING PLEASURE (CLARENCE PETERS)

Parkers Mood

ROBERT PINSKY

Victrola

LAWSON FUSAO INADA

Filling the Gap

HORN SECTION

FRANK LONDON

Jazz

TED JOANS

Jazz Is My Religion

Lester Young

TED BERRIGAN

String of Pearls

AMIRI BARAKA (LEROI JONES)

Pres Spoke in a Language

AL YOUNG

Prez in Paris, 1959

FRANK O'HARA

Personal Poem

GREGORY CORSO

For Miles

DARRELL BURTON

Blue in Green

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES

The Blues of This Day

KYLE DARGAN

Melody Forensic

MARK DOTY

Almost Blue

EDWARD HIRSCH

Art Pepper

QUINCY TROUPE

Snake-Back Solo

CHARLES WRIGHT

Body and Soul II

PAUL BLACKBURN

Listening to Sonny Rollins at the Five Spot

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

February in Sydney

SHEETS OF SOUND (Coltrane & Co.)

A. B. SPELLMAN

John Coltrane

MICHAEL S. HARPER

Dear John, Dear Coltrane

Here Where Coltrane Is

Reuben, Reuben

JEAN VALENTINE

Coltrane, Syeedas Song Flute

MATTHEW GRAHAM

After the War; When Coltrane Only Wanted to Play Dance Tunes

CORNELIUS EADY

Alabama, c. 1963: A Ballad by John Coltrane

William Carlos Williams

SEAN SINGER

Photo of John Coltrane, 1963

CALVIN HERNTON

Fall Down

ETHERIDGE KNIGHT

For Eric Dolphy

HAKI MADHUBUTI (DON LEE)

Dont Cry, Scream

AMIRI BARKA (LEROI JONES)

Am/Trak

KAMAU BRATHWAITE

Trane

WILLIAM MATTHEWS

Blues for John Coltrane, Dead at 41

PHILIP LEVINE

Soloing

NATHANIEL MACKEY

“John Coltrane Arrived with an Egyptian Lady”

RHYTHM SECTION

ANGELA BALL

Jazz

WILLIAM MATTHEWS

Mingus at the Showplace

Bud Powell, Paris, 1959

PAUL ZIMMER

One OClock Jump

KEORAPETSE KGOSITSILE

For Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

MARTÍN ESPADA

Shaking Hands with Mongo

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

Copacetic Mingus

Elegy for Thelonious

CHARLES SIMIC

Crepuscule with Nellie

BILLY COLLINS

Snow

WILLIAM CORBETT

Thelonious Sphere Monk

LAWSON FUSAO INADA

Listening Images

AL YOUNG

Ruby My Dear

FREE JAZZ

JOHN KEENE

Dark to Themselves

MAJOR JACKSON

Leaving Saturn

THULANI DAVIS

C.T.s Variation

KENNETH REXROTH

from Written to Music

HARRYETTE MULLEN

Music for Homemade Instruments

N. H. PRITCHARD

Gyres Galax

AMIRI BARAKA (LEROI JONES)

Epistrophe

MUTING ( for Billie Holiday)

LANGSTON HUGHES

Song for Billie Holiday

LEWIS ALLEN

Strange Fruit

BILLIE HOLIDAY and ARTHUR HERZOG, JR.

God Bless the Child

KEVIN YOUNG

Stardust

C. D. WRIGHT

The Secret Life of Musical Instruments

TERRANCE HAYES

Lady Sings the Blues

TONY HOAGLAND

Poem in Which I Make the Mistake of Comparing Billie Holiday to a Cosmic Washerwoman

SONIA SANCHEZ

For Our Lady

JANET M. CHOI

What Im Wild For

FRANK O'HARA

The Day Lady Died

RITA DOVE

Canary

LAWON FUSAO INADA

The Journey

List of Authors

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400042517
Editor:
Young, Kevin
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
Young, Kevin
Author:
Young, Kevin
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Kevin Young, ed.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.48x4.50x.78 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Since its inception in the 1920s, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry, and this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems as varied and vital as the music that inspired them. Includes poems by Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and Gwendolyn Brooks. High school & older.
"Synopsis" by , Ever since its first flowering, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry; this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems that are as varied and as vital as the music that inspired them.

From the Harlem Renaissance to the beat movement, from the poets of the New York school to the contemporary poetry scene, the jazz aesthetic has been a compelling literary force—one that Jazz Poems makes palpable. We hear it in the poems of Langston Hughes, E. E. cummings, William Carlos Williams, Frank OHara, and Gwendolyn Brooks, and in those of Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, Ntozake Shange, Mark Doty, William Matthews, and C. D. Wright. Here are poems that pay tribute to jazzs great voices, and poems that throb with the vivid rhythm and energy of the jazz tradition, ranging in tone from mournful elegy to sheer celebration.

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