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Catch the Fire!!! : A Cross-Generational Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry

ISBN-10: 1573226548

ISBN-13: 9781573226547

Edition: N/A

Authors: Derrick I. Gilbert, Tony Medina

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List price: $13.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tony Medina is a key figure in the current spoken-word poetry scene. He is the author of several collections of poems. He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Interview with June Jordan
Of What Use Is Poetry? (Babalu Meets the Wolfman)
The Domino Theory (Or Snoop Dogg Rules the World)
Friday Night
She Should Have Called 911
American Dialogue
L.A. (Lost Assholes)
Hoochie Route
Rhetorically Speaking
If Randi Could Write
Rhonda, Age 15 Emergency Room
the subtle art of breathing
Out of Pocket
The Gathering
Spirits Struggle
Elegy for a Martyred Poet
Tears
Poem to the World
Too Many
Poem for Derrick Gilbert
Interview with Amiri Baraka
Revolutionary Love
Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing
Oseola McCarty
Lovesong to My Father
Saturday Morning Pancakes
Artichoke Pickle Passion: Sonnet
Familee Reunion Tyme
Companion Pieces
Fat Grass and Slow Rain
Tanka
Haiku
Haiku
Haiku
Hazing
Homecoming
Mountain Wife
Things I Do Not Speak
Biological Didn't Bother
Thin Water
I'm Raising Children
A Bonding
Interview with Ntozake Shange
The Lizard Series
Love
Your Tears Feel Good on the Hood of My Car
Sat. Nite
Troy
In the Twilight
Out-of-Body Experience
Hoodoo
Touch Her
Prayer
i am open
That Was Then
Shot to the Curb
English Lace
But There Are Miles
Brown Girl Blues
I Was Looking at Miles
Curious White Boy
My Woman
On the Morning St. Bernard
What Do I Want from Men and Love?
Everyday
Amazon
Interview with Abiodun Oyewole
When the Revolution Comes
To Hell with Whitey
But Can You Kill the Nigga in You?
The Divided States of America
Revolution
Pardon Me
Don't Hate Me!
Capitalism Is a Brutal Motherfucker
A Philosophical Perspective on Everyday Shit
Mind of a Madman
Donut Man
In Search of Aunt Jemima
Alice Flips the Script
Grenudita
It's Hard!
Moment 9/The Woman
Karma's Footsteps
Future Shock
Interview with Quincy Troupe
Haiku
Duke Checks Out Ella As She Scats Like That
Ju-Ju Man
Milestones: September 28, 1991
I Remember 1983
Gems
Blood, Sweat, and Fears
Nuns in the Basement of God
Praise Song for Katherine Dunham: A Choreopoem
Poem for Tracy (Chapman)
Flying High
Kissing Keys
Asking for a Heart Attack
Collage
Interview with Sonia Sanchez
Catch the Fire
Soon One Morning, I'll Fly Away
At the Border of Constant Disaster
Doris
Miracle
Our Spirit Stands
Mumble the Magic Words
Just Us
Eye and Eye
Recitation
Dream Fix
Sister Roll
Sonia Told the Women
The Fire in the Drum
Let's All Take the Blame
Revelation in Brick City
Sankofa
But Since You Finally Asked
Contributors
Credits
Index of Contributors