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American sublime : poems

Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2005.
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A fourth collection of poems by the author recalls over a century of African American traditions, knitting together a blend of history, biography, personal experience, pop culture, and dreamscape.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962-
American sublime.
St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2005
(OCoLC)615117231
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander
ISBN: 1555974325 9781555974329
OCLC Number: 61757563
Description: 93 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. American blue --
Emancipation --
Little slave narrative #1: master --
Ellipsis --
Smile --
Kitchen portrait, 1971 --
Tina Green --
When --
Five elegies --
Morning, Gordontown --
Claustrous euphobia --
The end --
Matrimonio --
Krishna denies eating mud --
Ode --
Stray --
Fried apples --
The dream that I told my mother-in-law --
Black poets talk about the dead --
Notes from --
The African picnic --
First word of the mass for the dead --
Autumn passage --
II: Ars poetica --
Ars poetica #10: crossing over --
Ars poetica #1,002: rally --
Ars poetica #17: first Afro-American esperantist --
Ars poetica #28: African leave-taking disorder --
Ars poetica #3: ablutions --
Ars poetica #85: Modjadji V the rain queen dies in South Africa at 64 --
Ars poetica #23: "whassup G?" --
Ars poetica #21: graduate study of literature --
Ars poetica #227: provenance --
Ars poetica #92: Marcus Garvey on elocution --
Ars poetica #56: "bullfrogs was falling out of the sky" --
Ars poetica #16: lot --
Ars poetica #13: the idea of ancestry --
Ars poetica #2: christening --
Ars poetica #336: rose-colored glasses --
Ars poetica #66: how to --
Ars poetica #37: patriarchy --
Ars poetica #100: I believe --
Ars poetica #88: sublime --
III: Amistad --
Amistad --
The blue whale --
Absence --
boy haiku --
Poro society --
Approach --
Connecticut --
Other cargo --
Education --
The Yale men --
Teacher --
Translator --
Physiognomy --
Constitutional --
Mende vocabulary --
The girls --
Kere's song --
Judge Judson --
In cursive --
God --
Waiting for cinque to speak --
The Amistad trail --
Cinque redux --
The last quatrain --
IV: American sublime --
American sublime --
Tanner's Annunciation.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Alexander.
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A fourth collection of poems by the author recalls over a century of African American traditions, knitting together a blend of history, biography, personal experience, pop culture, and dreamscape.

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