Drive

Overview


Poetry. African American Studies. "Jones is known best for her resonant memoir about the beat milieu and her marriage to Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), How I Became Hettie Jones (1990), but this collection of poems, her first, will establish her as a potent and fearless poet. The provocative multiplicity of meanings embodied by the title bears beautiful fruit, beginning with a strikingly original set of poems about cars and the road, including 'Hard Drive' in which Jones saucily introduces herself as both ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $1.99   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview


Poetry. African American Studies. "Jones is known best for her resonant memoir about the beat milieu and her marriage to Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones), How I Became Hettie Jones (1990), but this collection of poems, her first, will establish her as a potent and fearless poet. The provocative multiplicity of meanings embodied by the title bears beautiful fruit, beginning with a strikingly original set of poems about cars and the road, including 'Hard Drive' in which Jones saucily introduces herself as both 'woman enough to be moved to tears / and man enough / to drive my car in any direction.' She does drive in any and all directions over the course of the book, writing both deeply personal and strongly political poems, all of which are utterly free of sentimentality yet warm with compassion. Jones writes 'I love / everyone today, as usual,' and it is her embracing of life, and its mirror image, death, that revs each poem up to speed, liberating us, for a sweet moment, from inertia"--Donna Seaman, Booklist.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882413508
  • Publisher: Hanging Loose Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Hard Drive 11
The Woman in the Green Car 12
She 14
Paleface 15
All the Beautiful Days 16
Ode to My Car 17
5:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time, November 18
Racing with the Moon 19
Good Old Paint 20
In Memoriam 21
Ruby My Dear 22
Words 25
Sonnet 26
Saladin Crossing the Desert 27
Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits 2/1/80 29
Freddie, in Memoriam 30
The Third Poem 31
Three Little Love Songs 32
One Hundred Love Poems for Lisa 33
As If 34
"my friend" 35
Forgiving the Traveler 36
Adultery - Kandahar, Afghanistan 1996 37
"how will it be" 38
Welcome to Our Crowd 39
Mother America 43
Two Portraits 44
A History of War in Five Acts 45
Look at How We Live, Look at How We Die 50
A Day at a Time 51
Poem for Rashid 52
Albert Ayler's Flowers 53
Lunch Poems 54
"HOME: Deep, to the" 56
"on the fifth of December a rose" 57
You Are What You Eat 58
The Semipermanent Gate List 59
Sin Songs 60
Elegy for Allen 62
Manhattan Special 63
Subway Poem 64
In Answer to Your Question 67
Lottie and Oscar 68
What My Uncles Taught Me 69
Finally, Narcissa 70
By the Beautiful Sea 71
"This man I met, he said" 72
Homage to Frank O'Hara's Personal Poem 73
Having Been Her 74
Self-Portrait 75
Civil War 76
Atlanta Death 1981 78
For My Daughters 79
In the Eye of the Beholder 80
A Little Light Verse for Helene 81
This Kind of Kaddish 82
The Pause That Refreshes/or Climbing Back on the Roof Again and Taking Off the Rag 84
The Empty Nest Syndrome 88
They're Not Heavy, They're My Sisters 89
From Four Hetties 92
Dresses: Four of Mine for Naima Belahi 95
Mother Moon 96
Emine and Hamide 98
Hotter Than July, 1982 99
Birthday Presents, 1989 100
Seven Songs at Sixty 101
Aftertune 104
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)