Neo-California

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The poems in this collection were written while the author was dividing his time between California and New York from the early 70s into the early 90s. The poems are placed in four roughly chronological “books” within those times and spaces—Berkeley Trees, Blaxgangster / Orisha, Cali / Atzlan, and Neo.
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First printing. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Hardcover-First edition--Divided into four sections, roughly chronological, these poems were written between the early 1970s ... and the early 1990s when Henderson was dividing his time between California and New York. Cover praise from Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Calvin Hernton and others. 144 pp. Read more Show Less

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Overview

The poems in this collection were written while the author was dividing his time between California and New York from the early 70s into the early 90s. The poems are placed in four roughly chronological “books” within those times and spaces—Berkeley Trees, Blaxgangster / Orisha, Cali / Atzlan, and Neo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556432750
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning poet David Henderson’s previous books of poetry are Felix of the Silent Forest, De Mayor of Harlem, and The Low East. He received a grant from the California Acts Council in 1002 for “New Genre” writing and poetry , and has recorded a selection of his poetry for the permanent archive of the Library of Congress. A founding member of the Umbra Workshop and an editor of Umbra publications, Henderson was a co-founder of the East Village Other, an alternative newspaper, and also a founder of the Third World department at Pacifica KPFA radio, Berkeley, Califonia. He has been a consultant-at-large to Tribes magazine in New York. He resides in downtown New York City.
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Table of Contents

California 13 3
Sweet Latin Chicken 15
Mexico City Subway Inaugural 16
Tlaloc, God of Rain 19
Neruda 21
Rueben Belacourt Speaks 22
And You Feel 23
3rd World Strike / U. C. Berkeley 24
Professor Henderson, Department of English 25
The Ballroom of the Grand White Hotel / berkeley trees 26
Berkeley Three - Ibis 28
Wolfbane - Berkeley Trees 29
The West Coast is Closer to the East 36
A Painting - "The Rippletad Vorden Bar" 37
Well ... It Looks Like Ripple 38
la la land 39
Trans 40
Dogcatcher of Berkeley 42
Long Aid K-7 (The New Ark / Home Spirit) 47
El Hajj Malik's Audience 48
solodad 54
Black Art at the Oakland Skills Center 55
Ghetto Follies Introit 58
The Exiled 60
Percy Sledge in South Africa 63
Villanelle to Apartheid 64
You are doing Business with South Africa 65
Azania: For Thee, We 68
Third Eye World 70
People of Color 71
With 'Berto in Nicaragua 73
Trenchtown, Jamaica 74
Paulette 75
African Engineers 76
"Old Marie" Two Blues of Marie Laveau 77
Santo Station 79
Aztlan 83
destiny manifest 84
Welcome to America 85
4th of July 86
Bodywork in Boulder 87
In Love with all the Motions of the World 88
Betye Saar's "Wizard" 89
The Audience 90
Diagonal 91
Denny's 93
Berkeley Trees - 1984 94
The Names of Things 95
"2339 McGee" 97
In Greeting or Farewell 98
To Bob Kaufman 100
Love in Outerspace 101
Kabuki 102
"Mazatlan" 103
A Farewell To Oakland 104
Nomad Island 107
Big Phyllis 108
from 1988 - I vigil your body ... (limo lady) 109
from 1988 - Postmodern Warfare 111
from 1988 - de/america 112
from 1988 - "Miguel Pinero" 114
from 1988 - Fast Food Crack 115
from 1988 - phase star 116
from 1988 - "polyshit" 117
anticipation 118
Junkie Fuck 119
Date 120
The New York Times (Sunday Edition Saturday Night) 121
David Murray Solo 122
Butch Morris - Four Takes 123
"Spirit House" 124
Ode to June 1992 126
Mechanical Bride 127
Minority 131
organic pigmeat 132
Theoretical Exile 133
junkie suites on the axis 135
Basquiat, Jean-Michel 136
Evergreen (A Chant for the Tropical Rain Forest) 137
Mandela Station 94 141
"Eternity" (to Yemaya, from the heart) 142
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