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Jazz Poetry From the 1920s to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0275959155

ISBN-13: 9780275959159

Edition: 1997

Authors: Sascha Feinstein

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Embracing the entire history of jazz poetry, the work defines this inspired literary genre as poetry necessarily informed by jazz music. It discusses the major figures and various movements from the racist poems of the 1920s to contemporary times when the tone of jazz poetry experienced a dramatic change from elegy to celebration. The jazz music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane transliterated into poetry by the likes of Langston Hughes and Sterling Brown is but a part of this vital work. This unusual volume will be of interest to scholars and students of literature, music, American and African Studies, and popular culture as well as anyone who enjoys jazz and poetry. Emphasis is given to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Sascha Feinstein is Professor of English at Lycoming College, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program and edits Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature. He is author of Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present (IUP, 1991) and has won the Hayden Carruth Award for his poetry collection, Misterioso. He lives in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Jazz Poetry: An Introduction
The Sin in Syncopation Weary Blues, Harlem Galleries, and Southern Roads
From Obscurity to Fad
Jazz and Poetry in Performance Chasin' the Bird
Charlie Parker and the Enraptured Poets of the Fifties
The John Coltrane Poem Goodbye Porkpie Hat
Farewells and Remembrances An Enormous Yes
Contemporary Poems