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Post-jazz poetics : a social history

Author: Jennifer D Ryan
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the jazz-influenced work of five twentieth-century African-American women poets: Sherley Anne Williams, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Wanda Coleman, and Harryette Mullen.

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Named Person: Sherley Anne Williams; Sonia Sanchez; Jayne Cortez; Wanda Coleman; Harryette Romell Mullen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer D Ryan
ISBN: 9780230623156 0230623158
OCLC Number: 437300371
Description: xi, 225 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: How do I make that sound? a new feminist poetics --
Finding her voice: the body politics of Sherley Anne Williams's blues --
Nationhood re-formed: revolutionary style and practice in Sonia Sanchez's jazz poetics --
Talk to me: ecofeminist disruptions in the jazz poetry of Jayne Cortez --
Shape-shifting: the urban geographies of Wanda Coleman's jazz poetry --
Jazz's word for it: Harryette Mullen and the politics of intellectualism --
Conclusion: "Too many books for our eyes"; future politics, future poetries.
Responsibility: Jennifer D. Ryan.

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"With utmost sophistication, Ryan explores the contextual dynamics of contemporary African-American feminist poetry. Using the work of five post-jazz women poets as the material for analysis, she Read more...

 
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