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Reissuing as a Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries selection, The Autobiography of a Jukebox (previously issued in 1997 as a Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series selection) is a book of lyrics about cultural aspects of African-American life.
|Publisher:||Carnegie-Mellon University Press|
|Series:||Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
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
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
I Want to Fly like Superman
Johnny on the Mainline
Santa Claus (come straight to the ghetto)
Too Young to Know
Them That Got
'Buked and Scorned
I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (open up the door, I'll get it myself)
RODNEY KING BLUES
The Cab Driver Who Ripped Me Off
Rodney King Blues
What Is Hip?
The Killing Floor
Nobody's Fault But Mine
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
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
What People are Saying About This
"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."