Blue Notes: Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries

Blue Notes: Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries

by Yusef Komunyakaa
     
 

Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets
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Gathers essays, interviews, poems, and performance texts by one of America's most significant contemporary poets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472096510
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/07/2000
Series:
Poets on Poetry Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Blue3
Shape and Tonal Equilibrium4
Journey into "(American Journal)"9
Forces That Move the Spirit12
Control Is the Mainspring14
Tough Eloquence16
It's Always Night22
Improvised Symmetry23
Poetry and Inquiry25
Langston Hughes + Poetry = The Blues31
Improvisation/Revision36
A Note to Bloom38
Troubling the Water43
Nude Study46
Trueblood's Blues48
Jeanne Duval's Confession51
Facing It54
Lines of Tempered Steel59
An Interview with Muna Asali76
Hotbeds and Crossing over Poetic Traditions85
Still Negotiating with the Images93
The Body Is Our First Music107
Yusef Komunyakaa on Etheridge Knight126
Notations in Blue135
Tenebrae147
Shifting Gears151
New Blues153
Shot Down155
Buddy's Monologue157
Blind Stitches and Notes from First Takes162

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