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Isaac Murphy : I dedicate this ride

Author: Frank X Walker
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Old Cove Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this richly imagined collection, Frank X Walker brings to life the mind and heart of legendary African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). The son of a slave, Murphy rose to the top of thoroughbred racing in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor, and international fame. In this unique literary portrait, Walker gives us the voices of Isaac Murphy and his wife Lucy, his mentor Eli Jordan,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Isaac Burns Murphy; Isaac Burns Murphy; Isaac Burns Murphy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank X Walker
ISBN: 096754243X 9780967542430
OCLC Number: 668117486
Description: 66 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Murphy's secret --
I dedicate this ride --
I thought slavery was a song --
For family and country --
The right to bear arms --
Camp Nelson --
The heart of the matter --
The good book --
How faith works --
What mamma knows --
Defining wealth --
Uncle Eli's boys --
Uncle Eli's rules --
Temple of my familiar --
Quality time --
Science class for jockeys --
Yardstick --
Groom --
Touch --
Thy will be done --
Perfect timing --
Keeper of the flame --
Finer womanhood --
Come Sunday it's derby --
Nomenclature --
Walking tall --
Down the backstretch --
First kiss --
Mass choir --
More than luck --
Horseshoes --
Isaacstan --
Black gentry --
I find it easy to deflect --
Negritude test --
Truth talk --
Looks like a rich white lady, but --
Oh, weep no more today --
Silver stakes --
Attitude adjustment --
God's house --
Empty nest --
Pound for pound --
Too heavy --
Character --
Blinders --
The power of sports --
Don't let the nigger win --
Prayer vigil --
Ain't your Uncle Tom or Uncle Remus --
The color of racing --
Isaac grants an interview --
Colored jockeys show the way --
On the way to the pasture --
How to break a thoroughbred --
February --
Here lies --
Healing songs --
Praise song.
Other Titles: I dedicate this ride
Responsibility: poems by Frank X Walker.

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In this richly imagined collection, Frank X Walker brings to life the mind and heart of legendary African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). The son of a slave, Murphy rose to the top of thoroughbred racing in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor, and international fame. In this unique literary portrait, Walker gives us the voices of Isaac Murphy and his wife Lucy, his mentor Eli Jordan, and his parents James and America Burns. Through their words we follow Murphy's dramatic journey in the post-Civil War South to become America's most celebrated black jockey.

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