|Publisher:||Carnegie-Mellon University Press|
|Edition description:||BK&CD ROM|
About the Author
CORNELIUS EADY is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His Victims of the Latest Dance Craze won the 1985 Lamont Award (now called the Laughlin Award) from the Academy of American poets. He was born in Rochester, New York, and has taught poetry at SUNY Stony Brook, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University and American University. He is Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame.
Table of Contents
HOME FRONT I'm a Fool to Love You • Money Won't Change It (but time will take you on) • Who Wrote the Book of Love? • My Mother's Blues About the Numbers • The Yankee Dollar • The House • Hesitation Blues • Leavin' Trunk • I Want to Fly like Superman • Johnny on the Mainline • Santa Claus (come straight to the ghetto) • Almost Grown • Too Young to Know • Them That Got • I'm Walkin' • 'Buked and Scorned • I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (open up the door, I'll get it myself) • King Snake RODNEY KING BLUES The Cab Driver Who Ripped Me Off • Rodney King Blues • Anger • What Is Hip? • The Killing Floor • Nobody's Fault But Mine • Dread THE BRUISE OF THE LYRIC Why Was I Born? A Duet Between John Coltrane and Kenny Burrell • Photo of a Max Roach Solo, 1964 • Photo of Miles Davis at Lennies-on-the-Turnpike, 1968 • Photo of Dexter Gordon, About to Solo, 1965 • Photo of Milt Jackson, 1964 • Photo of Eric Dolphy, 1960 • Chuck Berry SMALL MOMENTS Youngblood • Tramp • Cornbread • Charlie Chaplin Impersonates a Poet • A Small Moment • Walt Whitman Mall • The Death of Sam Patch • I'll Fly Away • Eye Sight to the Blind • Little Red Rooster • Hard Times
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"Following the laughter and the compassionate pith of a dauntless imagination, [Eady's] poems beeline or zig-zag always to the jugular, the dramatic and unarguable revelation of the heart."