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The muse is music : jazz poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to spoken word

Author: Meta DuEwa Jones
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Series: New Black studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This wide-ranging, ambitiously interdisciplinary study traces jazz's influence on African American poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary spoke word poetry." -- Back cover
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meta DuEwa Jones
ISBN: 0252036212 9780252036217 9780252079269 0252079264
OCLC Number: 682145442
Description: xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Riff, remembrance, and revision. Listening to what the ear demands : Langston Hughes on the (jazz) record ; Jazz prosody : the gendered contours of the post-soul Coltrane poem --
New traditions, new translations. Opening the canary's cage : sex, gender, and the jazz body ; A cave canem continuum or a dark room renaissance : from jazz improvisation to hip-hop stylization --
Epilogue: When the muse is music: scripting collaboration and improvisation.
Series Title: New Black studies.
Responsibility: Meta DuEwa Jones.

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"Like Melba Liston stepping to the microphone, trombone in hand, to punctuate one of her own arrangements with a newly improvised statement, Meta DuEwa Jones takes up the changes in the Read more...

 
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